Benjamin Franklin invented the drive-in so he would have a place to take dates picked up in his other invention, the 1958 Chevy Corvette. Celebrate the ingenuity of our favorite almost president with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get one ticket, plus a large soda and large popcorn, at Hathaway’s Drive-In Theatre in North Hoosick (up to a $16.75 value).
Hathaway’s Drive-In allows vehicles and their occupants to enjoy first-run films alfresco in its 7-acre open field. Audio is broadcast over the airwaves on 88.1 FM, though moving-picture parkers are encouraged to bring along Dark Side of the Moon and watch as it matches up flawlessly with introspective selections such as Fred Ott's Sneeze. Hathaway’s also serves up a delectable selection of concessions, ranging from silver-screen staples such as butter-gilded popcorn (a $5 value for a large) and soda (a $3.75 value for large), to main-meal options such as a quarter-pound cheeseburger and Hebrew National hot dogs. Viewing opportunities begin in April and cease in September, leaving film buffs with an entire winter to anticipate next year's lineup and enjoy Taxi reruns from the comfort of the neighbor's bushes.
Hathaway’s Drive-In Theatre
Every Friday and Saturday night as the light begins to fade, cars cruise through the dusk into an empty field, where images begin to flicker on the giant screen at Hathaway’s Drive-In Theatre. Moviegoers prepare for double features of new and classic films by positioning one of the drive-in’s special speakers in their car's window or by tuning their radio dials to the affiliated FM station. Picnic-basket packers can choose to bring in their own snacks and drinks for a small fee, while those who like to travel light can patronize the theater's snack bar, which stocks hot dishes and snacks such as house-made fries, Hebrew National all-beef hot dogs, veggie burgers, candy, and ice-cream treats.
4762 NY Route 67
North Hoosick, New York 12133Get Directions