Check Out Windham's Active Theater Life

Windham has its Windham Theater, which shows the latest movies and hosts antique auctions, but driving to one of the historic theaters or drive-ins around Windham can be even more enjoyable. Here are a few theaters to add to your Windham Things to Do list:

Walton Theatre

Box Office, 31 Gardiner Place
Walton, New York 13856
(607)865-6688
www.waltontheatre.org

Apart from the newest movies, this historic theater provides a platform for musicians. It has an interesting history going back to 1883. After being burned to the ground, it rose from the ashes in 1913 as part of the rebuilt “village hall.” The lovingly restored theater made it to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

In its heyday, the theater hosted lavish musical and dramatic productions by circuit troupes and local actors as well as professional Vaudeville players. At the same time, movies were also shown.
 
Mountain Drive-In Theatre
1957 Route 296
Hunter, NY 12442

This theater is in nearby Hunter, about 15 miles away from your cozy Windham Bed and Breakfast, making it a perfect addition to your list of Windham Things to Do. Located near the village of Hunter, the theater has an old world charm and the drive-in ambiance is great – you get to watch movies on a mountain under the stars. The choice of movies is always first class. There are no "B" movies here.
 
You can simultaneously listen to the movie audio on your FM radio, which means you can roll the windows up if you’d like some privacy.

Greenville Drive-In

10700 Route 32
Greenville, New York 12083
(518)966-8500
www.greenvilledrivein.com

Another addition to your Windham Things to Do list, this drive-in is about 14 miles from Windham and offers delicious meals to go with your movie. Pets and charcoal and gas grills are not allowed here. The theater also provides the movie audio on your car radio.
    
Jericho Drive-In
21 Jericho Road
Glenmont, New York 12077
(518) 767-3398
www.jerichodrive-in.com

Established in 1956, this small theater is about 30 miles from Windham. Double features are screened here from the middle of May to September and on the weekends during spring and fall. Movie audio is broadcast locally on both AM and FM radio. Kids aged 4 and below are admitted free.

The drive-in has a snack bar and an Ice Cream Shoppe. There’s a Doggie Night every Sunday when you can take your pet along and even treat him to some free vanilla ice cream. If you enjoy driving and the movies, this drive-in is worth visiting during your  Windham Inn stay.

Madison Theatre

040 Madison Avenue
Albany, New York 12208
(518) 438-0040
www.madison-theater.com

This landmark theater which opened in 1929 is one of the oldest in Albany. It has seven screens and is about 34 miles from Windham. Designed by theatre architect Thomas Lamb, who also designed Schenectady’s Proctor’s Theater, the Madison is still being spruced up. New floors and seats have been planned. The theater aims to encourage local and independent filmmakers by showcasing their work.

Hi Way Drive-In
Route 9 West
Coxsackie, New York 12051
(518) 731-8672

About 34 miles from Windham, this theater opened in 1951 and has not stopped working since then. It has been continually improved and added to and today it is New York’s second largest drive-in theater. Hi-Way has 4 screens (three of them new), radio sound and a snack bar. The ambiance is classic (the original neon marquee over the entrance is still in place) and the place well-maintained. Discounts for kids are available, kids 3 and under are admitted free and pets are allowed.