Vestal Theater Skatepark - Vestal NY

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Vestal Theater Skatepark -  Vestal NY

General Information

Skatepark Name
Vestal Theater
Size (square footage, no comma)
17000 square feet.
BMX
  • no
Opening Date
April 01, 1978
Open / Closed
  • Closed
Lights
yes
Restrooms
yes
Free or Pay
pay
Inside or Outside
inside
Riding Surface?
unknown

Construction Info

Builder
Indoor Recreation Inc.

Location

Address
3104, Vestal Parkway East, Parkway Plaza, Town of Vestal, Broome County, New York, 13850, United States
Postal Code
13850
Latitude
42.1
Longitude
-76

Contacts

Managment
  • Private

Located in an old movie theater, only open for three months.

The old Vestal Theater was a brick fronted Quonset hut building. Quonset huts were prefab arch-shaped buildings similar to those used in military barracks, and they were most commonly used in the immediate postwar period.

The theater opened in 1948 and ran until May 23 1977, when it showed its last film.

Just a few months later, an accountant by the name of Frank B. Pettey acquired the property and began advertising that a skatepark would be built inside.  The indoor park opened in April of 1977.  Petty shut the park down and sold the building after just three months of operation.

Patty Scarano bought theater for $130,000. — offered it up for FREE if someone would move the building. Because the whole thing was just a prefab Quonset hut it could be moved with a crane or trucks.

Details about the inside of the park are scarce,  whether it contained wood or fiberglass ramps inside is unknown.

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