Albany Drive-In looking for speed

The Jericho Drive-In in Glenmont opens its gates for the season tomorrow. (Photo Credit: Michael Hallisey/)
The Jericho Drive-In in Glenmont opens its gates for the season tomorrow. (Photo Credit: Michael Hallisey/)

A welcoming harbinger of summer is the annual opening of the local drive-in theatre.

The Jericho opens its gates Friday, April 25 with the showing of Captain America and Need for Speed, despite the chill that continues to linger here in Upstate New York. The drive-in has been a local landmark for several decades, and is currently seeking funds to upgrade their projector to handle digital format movies.

The billboard signage off of NYS Rte 9 also advertises employment opportunities; however, the placement of that announcement along with the movie titles makes for an interesting statement: NEED FOR SPEED; ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

It stands to reason that employers would rather obtain help who handle their responsibilities in a timely matter.  But, in this case, it just appears to be a simple coincidence.

The Jericho will continue to open for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights only, until summer officially kicks-off on Memorial Day weekend.  For more information, please visit their website or call 518-767-3398.