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Massachusetts Drive-In Theaters are opening in 2024

Massachusetts Drive-In


The season for outdoor movie watching is fast approaching, and Bay State drive-in operators are preparing to open for the 2024 season.

There are three drive-ins throughout Mass. — one in Worcester County, another in Barnstable County and another in Dukes County — with the oldest being the Mendon Twin Drive-In at 70 years old.

While there are only a few left, once upon a time, the Bay State was speckled with these outdoor theaters.

Appealing to families, Hollingshead marketed his drive-in as a family friendly place for adults and children alike were welcome — “regardless of how noisy the children are.”

The drive-ins peaked in popularity between the 1960s and 1970s, as an affordable date night option and for its family- friendly atmosphere.

Though they have since dwindled in popularity, a few have managed to roll with the punches and keep their fields open for business.

Mendon Twin Drive-In, Mendon

Mendon Twin Drive-In, at 35 Milford Street in Mendon, will kick-off its 70th season this year on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m.

The Mendon Twin Drive-In, established in 1954, sits on nearly 16 acres of land, and features a snack shack, ice cream bar, and beer garden.

Starting prices are $35 per vehicle seating up to six passengers, with a charge of $6 per additional passenger. According to its official website, guests are recommended to arrive one hour early to secure a parking spot and grab snacks.

The box office opens at 7 p.m. and movies start at 8 p.m.

Guests have the option of ordering tickets in advance, online.

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