Are you a movie buff? Do you dream of spending your summers watching movies on the big screen at the Drive-In theater? New York State is one of the few in the nation with an abundance of drive-in theaters. One could say that the movie-going experience at a drive-in is like no other.

How about making your daydream a reality? There is a place that is looking for someone (a group of people, one dedicated person and a team, etc.) to run a drive-in theater. What do you need to do to make it happen?

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How can you submit a proposal to run the drive-in theater in historic Hyde Park NY?


There is a drive-in theater that is located at 4114 Albany Post Road (also known as Route 9), Hyde Park, New York. The drive-in theater is within a mile of the Franklin D Roosevelt Presidential Library, and the property for the drive-in, along with Presidential Library is owned and stewarded by the National Park Service.

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To get yourself in the running to operate the drive-in in Hyde Park, you'll need to do this:


When you submit all of your paperwork and proposal you will need to submit it to the National Park Service. The proposals will need to be submitted electronically no later than April 14, 2023. This drive-in has been in operation since 1950, what would you do differently? What would you keep?

Here is what the National Park Service has to say about it:

So, are you going to make a go of it? Pass the popcorn!

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In the 1950s there were more than 4,000 drive-in theatres popping up all over the United States. The decline of their popularity came in the late 1960s and early 1970s when their numbers dropped to about 350 nationwide. Later, with the advent of the "everything retro" movement, outdoor movie theaters made a comeback and today there are more than 500 in the United States.

We all have fond memories of jamming our cars full of kids on "one price per car" night, the buggy yellow fluorescent neon lights at the concession stand, the greasy and oh-so-satisfying drive-in food, and those awkward in-window car speakers.

Today, everything is modernized. But still a lot of fun. There are more than 50 drive-ins in New York State. Here is a list of 21 favorites.

Let us know if your own favorite didn't make the list!

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