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Massachusetts Drive Ins

June 28th, 2009

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Massachusetts was an early leader among drive-in states. It has the distinction of having hosted one of the first 5 drive-in theatres in America (the Weymouth Drive-in, which opened in May of ’36), and also, four of America’s first 15 drive-in cinemas were located in Massachusetts! Within ten years of it’s first drive-in opening, there were twenty located in Massachusetts, and during the peak drive-in years of the late 50’s, the state had nearly 90 outdoor theatres in operation. Since that time, their number has declined very steeply, with 94% of them going dark; and presently, there are only five remaining which we can enjoy and preserve (or, six, if you count a NH Dr’in that overlaps).

Stars still shining at drive-in: 42nd season to premiere in Leicester

April 28th, 2009

Drive-in theaters have dwindled into near extinction elsewhere, but Leicester’s drive-in is alive and well and getting better. The Leicester Drive-in is preparing to open for its 42nd season next week with an upgraded screen.

Leicester drive in theater celebrates 42 years

May 2nd, 2008

Going to a drive-in to see the latest film may sound like a thing of the past – but in Leicester, that old time tradition lives on.

Leicester’s Top 5; Eat, play, watch, listen, learn.

May 1st, 2008

Leicester Triple Drive-In Theater A drive-in theater is a form of cinema structure consisting of a large screen, a projection booth, a concession stand and a large parking area for automobiles. The screen can be as simple as a wall that is painted white, or it can be a complex steel truss structure with a complex