Hoosac Drive-In

199 Howland Avenue,
Adams, MA 01220

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50sSNIPES on March 30, 2020 at 10:54 pm

The Hossiac Drive-In Only Lasted For At Least 17 Years. In Early September 1967, The Hossiac Drive-In Ended Up Showing Their Last First-Run Film. The Theater Ended Up Closing In October 1967 Because The Hossiac Did Not Had A Huge Success Running Horror Films For An Entire Month. The Theater However Sat Abandoned For Decades.

CTCrouch on March 30, 2020 at 9:01 pm

And the word, meaning “place of stones”, originated from the indigenous people who once inhabited the region.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on March 30, 2020 at 6:33 pm

“Hoosac” is a geographical name in that area of MA. Near Adams is the Hoosac Tunnel, a rail tunnel built in the 19th Century.

davidcoppock on March 30, 2020 at 4:06 pm

Why the name Hoosac?

Greg_Faris on February 4, 2018 at 10:28 pm

I used to work there as a projectionist in the 1970s. At that time it was owned by Al Coury, who also owned Coury’s Drive-In in North Adams.

dallasmovietheaters on August 25, 2015 at 8:22 pm

August 27, 1950 was the launch date for the Hoosac Drive-In with “Mexican Hayride” and “South of St. Louis” on the big screen located on the Adams-North Adams town line. Opened with a capacity for 435 cars on ten ramps. A 36x40' screen was constructed by the original operator, the Boylston Drive-In Corporation circuit.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 30, 2010 at 12:23 am

Ken. in my 1956 ALMANAC it said 435 cars and was owned by Boylston.

MrDJDude on February 12, 2010 at 3:13 am

This one’s long gone, closed and demolished – a packaging company now sits on the site. However, if you look at the aerial on Google maps, it’s fairly obvious what it used to be – the footprint is still there.