Newburgh Again: The Bon Ton Theatre

THE BON TON

COLDEN STREET

NEWBURGH’S IDEAL PHOTOPLAY THEATRE

The only Clean, Sanitary, Photoplay House in Newburgh. Ideal Photoplays Daylight Projection under Perfect Moral Conditions Conceded the Prettiest and Most Sanitary Theatre between New York and Albany.

CONVINCING ON ONE VISIT

Admission exclusive of Saturdays and Holidays

5 cents

J. H. Genter Co. Management

Manufacturers of

MIRROROIDE DAYLIGHT PROJECTION SURFACE

Conceded the World’s Best the World over.

Newburgh Again: Brookside On The Lake Drive-In Theatre: Grand Opening May 5, 1950

Grand opening tonight FULL PAGE ad from the Newburgh News on May 5, 1950
Newburgh News: Grand opening tonight.
*** All information and images here are from NewYorkDriveins.com , as was printed in The Newburgh News ***

Newburgh’s first drive-in theater, situated off Cochecton Turnpike just west of the city, will present its first show this evening after a year and a half of work.

 
The long period of preparation, necessitated by construction and weather difficulties, has resulted in facilities which make of the drive-in one of the best in this part of the country.
 
The sweeping surfaced ramps will accomodate 700 cars, each of which will have is own individually-controlled speaker.
 
The huge screen tower on the lake shore is 70 feet high. Its 2,000 square feel will present a huge image to spectators in the parked cars.
 
In the center of the area, just behind the projection booth, is a refreshement pavalion where members of the audience may eat and drink while continuing to watch performance. Restrooms are situated at rear of pavillion.
 
In the projection booth are two projectors with the most powerful arc-lamp lights of their type.
 
Two uniformed patrolmen will be on duty tonight- Howard Rogers and Deputy Sheriff Stephen Koran.
 
The area will be lighted by the soft glow lights on top of a 100-foot “moonbeam pole.”
 
Two-lane roads lead to and from the theater.




Now Playing at the Ritz: Northern Pursuit (December 9, 1943)

RITZ
Errol Flynn in Warner Bros’.
NORTHERN PURSUIT



“ADVENTURE SWEEPING THROUGH A MILLION MILES OF WILDERNESS- THE HEROIC NORTHWEST MOUNTED IN ACTION IN A STORY AS MIGHTY AS THE LAND THEY PATROL!”

 

Now Playing at the Ritz: Gildersleeve on Broadway (December 6, 1943)

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2 NEW FEATURES
 
TUESDAY      WEDNESDAY      THURSDAY
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Now Playing at the Ritz: The Iron Major (December 4, 1943)

In this true story, Frank Cavanaugh proves himself as a football coach and a World War I hero.

 

Newburgh News Advertisement (click here for original movie trailer)
Convincing and realistic is “The Iron Major.” Pat O’Brien‘s new film proves to be a surprisingly entertaining film that is a well deserved tribute to a great American – the late Major Frank Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh was a Massachusetts boy who, at Dartmouth, Holy Cross, Boston College, and Fordham, became one of the greatest football coaches of all time, and who on the battlefields of France in 1918  became one of the nation’s heroes. Ruth Warrick plays Cav’s loyal wife and Robert Ryan the coach’s former teammate.