Wednesday, February 24, 2016

East Hartford Family Drive-In

Drive-In Movie Theaters are a beloved thing of the past, and in Connecticut at least have a track record of being named for towns they aren't even in. The "East Hartford Family Drive-In" in South Windsor fits the mold. This once 600 car family drive-in opened its doors to first dates and everlasting memories in 1954 nestled between Chapel Road and John Fitch Blvd. The theater had a 30 year run meeting its fate as many others in 1984, leaving only memories and an empty screen behind. The shell of what it once was still remains to this day uncertain of a future.




 Tickets and Entrance
 Projection Building



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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Elmcrest Mental Hospital



Mental Hospitals are creepy to say the least, as you probably have saw in the feature film Shutter Island. But what if I said this one was for children. Elmcrest Mental hospital was opened in Portland, CT in 1942 and was built around the historic childhood mansion of Elizabeth Jarvis Colt. Not only did this site host In-Patient help but also an on campus school for the youth patients. In 1998 a patient was killed while being restrained by an employee and the final chapter on this historic location ended in 2003. Today the campus remains untouched but be warned is patrolled heavily by security.












One way mirror interigation room









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