How Many Drive-In Theaters Are Still Operational in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts?
These days, most people would consider drive-in theaters to be a thing of the past.
According to this US News article, around 300 of these cinematic structures are still operational in the US as of 2020. This is a drastic decrease compared to the ~4,000 that once existed during the peak of drive-ins in the '50s and '60s, according to Smithsonian Magazine.
As a Gen Z-er, yours truly unfortunately can't relate to the memories that many folks have of nights out with loved ones at the drive-in. Various films have attempted to bring the unique atmosphere of these places to life, but it's still not the same.
While some of today's remaining drive-ins may not gather the crowds they once did, these theaters are undoubtedly a sentimental blast from the past for many.
But what about New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts, specifically? What drive-ins are still operational in our neck of the woods?
According to driveinmovie.com, which calls itself "the internet's oldest drive-in movie resource," there are currently 11 open drive-ins in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. Honestly, that's more than one might expect in 2023, but we're not complaining.
Let's look at these special theaters, where they're located, and what's playing.
What positive memories do you have of drive-ins? Is your favorite one on this list, or has it sadly closed?
These 11 Drive-In Theaters in NH, ME, and MA Are Still Operational
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