Middletown Drive-In

534 Saybrook Road,
Middletown, CT 06457

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Middletown Drive-In

Held between 875 and 900 cars. Was opened by 1947. Original owner was Sal Adorno, Jr until at least 1955. He was followed by H. Schwab. It cost $200,000 to build and its screen measured 120 x 52 feet. A fire in the concession building in 1977 closed the theatre.

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monika on June 15, 2009 at 10:47 am

Now the site of Middlesex Hospital.

MichaelKilgore on March 29, 2019 at 7:04 am

From the June 11, 1955 issue of Billboard: “Sal Adorno Hr., formerly assistant general manager of M&D Theaters, Middletown, Conn., has opened his first drive-in theater, the $200,000, 875-car capacity Middletown on Route 9, Middletown, Conn. The theater features a screen measuring 120 feet wide and 52 feet high. A corner of the concession building is termed the Diaper Den, where mothers may tend their youngsters.”

kennerado on July 7, 2020 at 6:17 am

It was open as early as 1947.

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