Historic Hudson Valley Castles, Mansions, Ruins, Estates, and Sites 2011

Some of the Hudson Valley’s forgotten cultural treasures lie in disrepair. Two native sons have made it their mission to catalogue the history of these important sites


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middlehope drive in theater

Middlehope Drive-in Theater, Newburgh

Yasinsac writes that this 450-car site on Route 9W is “one the most intact abandoned drive-in theaters I have come across in the Hudson Valley, with ticket booths, speaker poles (minus working equipment) and a well boarded-up and well-preserved projection building with restrooms and a concession stand. The screen needs reinstallation of a few panels, however.” First opened in 1950, the theater has not operated since October 1987.

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Jump to the ruins:
» Wyndclyffe in Rhinebeck, NY
» Middlehope Drive-in Theater, Newburgh, NY
» Fresh Air Home, Tomkins Cove, NY (near Stony Point)
» Northgate, the Edward J. Cornish Estate, Cold Spring, NY
» Hutton Company Brick Works, Kingston, NY


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