Best drive-in movie theaters in the Capital Region

Best of the Capital Region

Malta Drive-In clenches the victory for the 10th year, marking a long winning streak decade


Many of the Capital Region’s drive-in movie theaters are opening for the season soon. (Jim Franco/Special to the Times Union)

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With most area drive-ins set to open tonight, we thought this would be a great time to both remind everyone that the Times Union’s Best of the Capital Region readers poll results will be published a week from today, and to give you a sneak (drive-in-style), by revealing who won in this category.

To our loyal readers, it won’t surprise you that Malta Drive-In, the Route 9 venue with the colorful, retro entrance sign, has again garnered the most votes from those who love their films above a dashboard. This achievement by Malta Drive-In marks its 10th straight year atop the category.

Find out all of the winners in our readers’ poll on Thursday, April 21, in a glossy magazine in that day’s edition of the Times Union, and online at timesunion.com/bestof2022. Single copies also can be purchased online at timeunion.com/store with free shipping.

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BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION

Malta Drive-In

Winner


A view of the Malta Drive In on Monday, July 1, 2019, in Malta, NY (Paul Buckowski/Times Union)

A view of the Malta Drive In on Monday, July 1, 2019, in Malta, NY

Paul Buckowski/Albany Times Union

Malta Drive-In clenched its 10th win in the annual Best of the Capital Region contest, marking a decadelong streak in the best drive-in theater category.

Address: 2785 Route 9, Malta

Website: maltadrivein.com

Opens for the 2022 season on April 15.



BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION

Jericho Drive-In

2022: Second place


The Jericho Drive-in in Glenmont, NY, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

The Jericho Drive-in in Glenmont, NY, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

James Franco/Special to the Times Union

Best drive-in theater: Second place in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Address: 21 Jericho Road, Glenmont

Website: jerichodrive-in.com


BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION

Hollywood Drive-In Theater

2022: Third place


Hollywood Drive-In in the town of Poestenkill on Friday night, July 3, 2020.

Hollywood Drive-In in the town of Poestenkill on Friday night, July 3, 2020.

Gary Hahn/Times Union

Best drive-in theater: Third place in 2022, 2021 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Address: 9270 Route 66, Averill Park

Website: hollywooddrivein.com

Opens for the 2022 season on April 15.



BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION

Hi-Way Drive-In Theater

2022: Runner up


The Hi-Way drive-in theater on US Route 9W south of Coxsackie has been a popular destination for movies and concerts.

The Hi-Way drive-in theater on US Route 9W south of Coxsackie has been a popular destination for movies and concerts.

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Best drive-in theater: Runner up in 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2015

Address: 10699 State, Route 9W, Coxsackie

Website: hollywooddrivein.com

Opens for the 2022 season on April 15.



BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION

Greenville Drive-In

2022: Runner up


Grass is mowed at the Greenville Drive-In on Wednesday, May, 6, 2020, in Greenville, NY Some schools are working with drive-in movie theaters to come up with a way to celebrate their graduating seniors during the coronavirus lockdown.

Grass is mowed at the Greenville Drive-In on Wednesday, May, 6, 2020, in Greenville, NY

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Best drive-in theater: Runner up in 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019

Address: 10700 Route 32, Greenville

Website: drivein32.com

Opens for the 2022 season on May 21.



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