Carolyn Kruse

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We are celebrating Drive-In Movie Day! Find a screen near you, below.

The first drive-in movie theater opened on this day (June 6) in New Jersey, back in 1932! Fun fact, Richard Hollingshead, Jr created the drive-in for his mom in his backyard, with a projector he placed on his car. He actually created it with seniors in mind. He knew it was harder for them to sit comfortably in traditional theaters.  The goal was to give the entire family a night out, in the open air.

Since then, millions have been enjoying the drive-in for 90 years! Oh sure, most of us watch at home or on our computers or even phones, but it’s a special treat to hit the drive-in in the summertime. And theaters saw a resurgence during the early days of the pandemic.

What was the last movie you saw at a drive-in?

  • Mendon Twin Drive-In

    The Mendon Twin Drive-In first opened on June 14, 1954. It can hold up to 800 cars. Dan Andelman and his brothers Dave Andelman and Michael bought it in 2014. And btw, you can watch the Celtics in the playoffs there on Wednesday!

    Mendon Twin Drive-In

    Featuring digital projection & sound on 2 screens! Our snack bar features tasty, affordable food... 35 Milford St, Mendon, MA 01756

  • The Milford Drive-In

    Located at 531 Elm St in Milford, NH, the Milford Drive-In was built in 1958 as a single theater. It is now a double and features a snack shack. Get showtimes and more info here:

    Milford Drive-In - Milford Drive-In

    Raise money for your organization by hosting a Milford Drive-In Theater Share-It Night! Your organization will receive 25% of concession sales from movie-goers who are there to support your organization. To fill out the application or for more information, please click the "Apply Here" button below.

  • The Welfleet Drive-In on Cape Cod

    The Cape Cod staple dates back to July 3, 1957 when owners John Jentz and Charlie Zehnder opened it to the public. You’ll find it on Route 6 in Welfleet, MA. It features a 100-by-44-foot, and still has the original individual monaural speakers you can attach to your car window, if you prefer old school. Of course there is an FM radio signal you can tune into the movies.  I’ve been going there since I was a little kid. I saw the original Jaws here, and going into Cape Cod waters has never been the same! 

    Wellfleet Drive-In and Cinemas

    The Wellfleet Theaters complex has been entertaining Cape Cod for over 60 years. We have the only... 51 State Hwy Rte 6, Wellfleet, MA 02663

  • Rustic Tri View Drive-In

    This theater opened for the season in April. You’ll find it at 1195 Eddie Dowling Hwy, North Smithfield, RI. As their Facebook page says, they’ve been “Entertaining Rhode Island under the stars Since 1951.” Featuring,three giant outdoor screens, this theater plays two first run feature films and can host your special events. 

    Rustic Tri View Drive In

    The official Facebook page for Rhode Island's only Drive-In Movie Theatre 1195 Eddie Dowling Highway Route 146 South, North Smithfield, RI 02896

  • Northfield Drive-In Theatre

    The Northfield Drive-In has been in business since 1948. For generations, familes have been watching summer movies at 981 Northfield Rd, in Hindsdale, New Hampshire. According to their website, the drive-in is celebrating their 74th year! It’s believed to be the only drive-in movie theater straddling 2 states, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. They also have a place in Hollywood history. Did you know 3 scenes from the Academy Award nominated film, The Cider House Rules, were filmed here in 1998?

    Northfield Drive-In

    Celebrating 72 years of showing movies under the stars. Located on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire... 981 Northfield St, Hinsdale, NH 03451

    Among its distinctions, the Northfield Drive-In is believed to be the only drive-in theatre straddling two states (NH and MA). We also possess our own place in Hollywood history, with three scenes from the Academy Award-nominated film ‘The Cider House Rules’ having been shot here on Halloween day in 1998.

  • Weirs Drive-In

    This is New Hampshire’s largest outdoor movie theater, boasting 4 screens. You’ll find the Weirs Drive-In in Laconia, NH, directly across from the Weirs Beach sign. The theater was build in 1949.

    Weirs Drive-In Theater

    Weirs Drive-In Theater, Weirs Beach, New Hampshire. 12,731 likes · 116 talking about this · 9,289 were here. Drive-In Movie Theater