Finger Lakes Drive-In – Auburn, New York - Atlas Obscura

Finger Lakes Drive-In

Opened in 1947, this is the oldest continuously-operating drive-in theater in New York. 

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On the outskirts of Auburn, New York, lies the state’s oldest operating drive-in movie theater. First opened on July 15, 1947, the Finger Lakes Drive-In continues to broadcast films for moviegoers while maintaining the classic drive-in feel.

When using the quintessential drive-in speakers, coupled with a heavily wooded background, various movie relics scattered across the property (including a Jeep from Jurassic Park), and the retro-style snack bar, watching a flick here gives a real decades-old throwback feeling for moviegoers. It was a fitting setting for Bruce Campbell to stop for Evil Dead 40th Anniversary Tour in 2021.

Know Before You Go

Bring bug spray as when night falls, the mosquitos swarm out of the woods. Don't fret if you forget it as the snack bar does sell some bottles.

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