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.
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I took pictures of this place a few years ago. Was amazed to see remnants of it still standing. I went here during high school in the early '80s, as well as to the Hartford Drive-In and even the old X-rated Berlin Drive-In. Think I saw "Senior Snatch" and "Eager Beavers" (R rated) at the EH Drive-In.ReplyDelete
Was there many times in the early 70's.ReplyDelete
Wow so cool. Remember being there as a kid with my Mom. We did the kids movie and remember a horror film starting about Salem witches and she drove out of there fast...ReplyDelete
I wonder if the remnants of the Waterford drive in are still there?ReplyDelete
This drive-in was demolished earlier this year. No trace remains as the site has been completely leveled.ReplyDelete
Does anyone have any history on the original owner, Bernard E. Francis? ThanksReplyDelete
Wish it was up to have a concert of some country music .Like Willie nelson, toby keith and Jason Aldean ,etc. Probably to much to fix up. I wish i had the money.ReplyDelete
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