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Once again, many thanks to the hard-working volunteers at The Croton Historical Society (http://tiny.cc/wgw1n) for this enlightening stroll down memory lane.
AS PROMISED, MORE ON THE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN THEATER
Excerpts from an unidentified newspaper clipping at The Croton Historical Society archives dated 8/10/68.
"Twenty years ago this month Westchester's first drive in theater was opened in Croton. The Starlight Drive-In provided a brand new kind of movie going: come as you are; children under 12 free; bring your dog, relax, smoke a cigar--all without disturbing your neighbor.
To many neighboring young families with the problems and expenses of a baby sitter, the opening of the drive-in was the first time they were able to go out together since they started a family. The past 20 years has seen the Starlight double in size, a new snack bar changed to accommodate the new methods of self service of both hold and cold foods. The screen, with the advent of cinemascope, was enlarged to twice its original size to provide for the new type of projections and better sound. During the past 20 years the Starlight served the community--cooperating on benefits, publicizing fund drives, and being a place to sell poppies. The marque was always available during the winter months to organizations, and the annual Christmas tree sale by the Lions Club has been held at the theater."
READ PART ONE HERE: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/08/croton-memories-starlight-drive-in_15.html
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