Danielson-Putnam Twin Drive-In

899 N. Main Street,
Danielson, CT 06239

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Danielson-Putnam Twin Drive-In

The Danielson-Putnam Twin Drive-In in Danielson was operated by my great-uncle Donat Blain. It was opened on June 30, 1967 with Shirley MacLaine in “Woman Times Seven” and Glenn Ford in “Rage”. It was closed in 1982 and was partially demolished in 2002.

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on October 12, 2004 at 9:52 pm

This is on Route 12 in Danielson. Proper name is the Danielson-Putnam Twin Drive-In. The Lord chain also owned some other theatres in the area including the Midtown and Yale theatres in Norwich.

shoeshoe14 on September 3, 2008 at 12:50 pm

I was biking by on my way out to Danielson from Killingly and you couldn’t miss this. However, the pics that Roger Katz has on CinemaTour are drastically different than what I saw, some 5 years later. There are now no dilapidated buildings and trees have been cut down that were encroaching on the view of the screen.

Lots of grass and growth are everywhere and there are just scattered slabs of concrete with poles attached. The screen is big and fully intact and there are some trucks in the back left (abutting the trucking facility next door). The driveway slants down on a natural slant to the main area, maybe a drop of 10-20 feet.

NYozoner on February 14, 2011 at 12:27 am

899 N Main St, Danielson, CT 06239

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on May 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Uploaded some pictures from 2008 I think.

TomMc11 on July 14, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Google street view from November of 2016 shows the screen at the back of the lot is still standing.

jjbers on March 22, 2018 at 11:51 am

Actual visit done back in December 2017, and it’s pretty much the same as in the 2008 photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbers/38817777921

Dave Lounder THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE PRESERVATION SOCIETY TheDriveInGuys.com on November 23, 2018 at 2:05 pm

Roger Katz — Rog, Eddie Lord also owned? and operated the Plainfield Drive-In. Be sure to check-out my new website, www.TheDriveInGuys.com. Thanks, my man! Dave

davidcoppock on November 24, 2018 at 10:41 am

Opened on 30/6/1967 with “Woman times seven” and “Rage”. Closed in 1982. Demolished(partially) in 2002.

That1950sGuy on October 30, 2019 at 8:27 am

Went there last Sunday, all that is left is the screen and the fence around the perimeter, as well as some pavement within the brush. There weren’t any no trespassing signs but we got yelled at anyway, so beware to those who want to explore what remains of this drive-in.

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