Leicester Drive-in: Our Story
The Leicester Drive-In Theatre, Inc. has a proud 50 year history of providing wholesome movie entertainment for families and the community. It is an authentic, old-fashioned slice of Americana, having changed very little since its doors first opened in 1967 to what was then a single screen theater. On its opening night, Elvis Presley’s classic, “Double Trouble” was shown to a sold out crowd of more than 800 cars.
Now with three screens, the Leicester Drive-In still sells out certain shows. Many come early to enjoy the open, all grass and gravel property and the tucked-away peacefulness, play catch with footballs and baseballs, set up blankets and lawn chairs, walk along the wooded perimeter, or just relax and listen to golden oldies played on the Drive-In’s radio channel. Arriving early also assures a “good seat.”
Photo-right: Hanna Joseph – Leicester Drive-In Owner & Founder