St. Albans Drive-In

429 Swanton Road,
St. Albans, VT 05478

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50sSNIPES on April 16, 2021 at 3:59 pm

Actually, The Opening Year Is Wrong. The St. Albans Drive-In Began Constructing In 1948. The Correct Grand Opening Day Came A Year Ahead, As The Theater Opened Its Gates For The First Time On July 8, 1949 With A Double Feature, Errol Flynn In “Silver River” And Leo Gorcey In “Angels Alley”, Along With A Few Other Selected Short Subjects.

dansdriveintheater on February 1, 2019 at 5:46 am

only the ramps remain sadly please update.

dansdriveintheater on October 26, 2018 at 4:54 am

they did build a dealership right next to the drive-in everything still remains!

TomMc11 on July 24, 2017 at 5:32 pm

Interesting to note, all the talk about Wal-Mart above? They DID build one…directly across the street from this Drive-In.

BigScreen_com on July 25, 2016 at 8:26 pm

“After almost three years, the screen at the former St. Albans Drive-In will be coming down.

Handy Buick GMC has purchased 11 acres — approximately half of the lot — and will be taking down the screen soon, according to co-owner Dave Handy."

St. Albans Messenger [May 3, 2016]

jordanlage on June 27, 2016 at 2:21 am

Visited there in July of 2014. Ghosts, even during the daytime. Never saw a movie at this drive-in, but memories of the drive-in experiences of my youth brought back wistful memories. Check my post for 202 Drive-In, West Chester, PA.

Chris1982 on October 11, 2014 at 2:46 am

Their website is still up but as mentioned it states that it was not open in 2014.

mfwills on July 8, 2014 at 2:28 pm

And yes, despite any negative opinion one might have about Walmart, it was needed. There was absolutely nothing (NO. THING.) in the vicinity once Ames closed, unless you wanted to drive to Walmart in Williston (33 miles), Walmart in Cowansville, QC (38 miles) or Walmart or Target in Plattsburgh (54 miles).

mfwills on July 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

It opened in 1948, not 1959. And it ain’t opening any more.

They could not or would not invest in digital projection equipment.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on February 17, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Just uploaded some pictures from the St. Albans Drive-In Theater Facebook page.

There website says they are going to be open in 2014!!

TLSLOEWS on March 30, 2011 at 2:32 am

Another Walmart? Maybe the area needs it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 29, 2011 at 3:28 am

It parked 275 cars and was owned in 1956 by Higgins Circuit,Dave.

artrisc on March 28, 2011 at 5:29 am

Unfortunately looks like the land this theater sits on is on the market(probably due to the impending Wal-Mart invasion). If the theater dies, that will be a shame. View link