Saugus Drive-In

655 Broadway,
Saugus, MA 01906

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Previously operated by: Affiliated Theatres

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Saugus Drive-In

Opened in 1939 on US Route 1 southbound at intersection of Lynn Fells Parkway.

Closed in 1974 and replaced with a Channel home center/Saugus Bank and Trust office building, and later by the present Circuit City/Eastern bank shopping center.

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Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

shoeshoe14 on April 5, 2007 at 3:24 pm

Had capacity for 400 cars.

oceangoinggal on August 3, 2009 at 8:09 am

I remember this drive in from my childhood, growing up in Melrose. It was one of the few in Mass that was opened year round. They rented out heaters that did little to keep you warm. We always brought warm blankets to wrap up in. Always fun and makes for great memories.

NYozoner on February 15, 2011 at 10:39 am

655 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by a shopping center anchored by Marshals.

Here is a 1978 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 15, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Circuit City has been defunct for several years; has another store replaced it at this site?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 28, 2011 at 6:35 pm

owned by Affiliated.Had Quite a few screens there in Mass.

DavidZornig on April 12, 2017 at 7:10 pm

Circa 40's photo courtesy of Bev Milward. Comment on Facebook said it closed in74.

Kenmore on April 13, 2017 at 5:14 am

The 1978 aerial shows the ramps and outline, but the screen and concession stand are gone. Apparently, it was demolished well before the property had new construction.

da_Bunnyman on March 12, 2018 at 10:32 pm

The sign for this place stayed in place for years after it closed (seems to be the way for most drive in closings.) Used to see the sign along Route 1 entrance seemed to be direct off the highway. Must have been a real mess when cars were waiting to get in and when the place emptied out.

MichaelKilgore on March 24, 2019 at 7:13 pm

A note in the May 19, 1943 issue of The Exhibitor reported that the Saugus had opened “for its fifth season.” Which would put its opening in 1939. Then it closed its gate “for the duration” weeks later following an order prohibiting pleasure driving, per the June 9 issue.

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