Post Drive-In

65 Frontage Road,
East Haven, CT 06512

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Opened in the 1960’s, this drive-in closed in the mid-1970’s and was replaced by a K-Mart which had closed by 2011. It is near I-95 in East Haven.

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mhantholz on May 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm

The POST DRIVE-IN was THE REAL DEAL for horror-film double-features 1960s New Haven area. It was “Be There or Be Square”: they played all the iconic double-features: “Horrible Dr. Hichcock”/“Awful Dr.Orloff”, “Hercules In The Haunted World”/“Castle Of Blood”, etc. etc. The POST holds the distinction of being the LAST obscenity bust New Haven area—-for BLOOD FEAST (1963). Covered in the New Haven Register. I knew the son of the owner and he said the State Police seized the print of the film and it was not returned. The other well-known obscenity bust back then was in Providence, R.I. for CIRCLE OF LOVE (‘64)—-the judge found it “not obscene”, covered in weekly Variety and Boxoffice. Drive-In days, 1960s.

TLSLOEWS on June 10, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Another Drive-in that is a KMart now.

NYozoner on February 13, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Was a K-Mart. It’s now a Home Depot and an Auto Zone.

65 Frontage Road, East Haven, CT 06512

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1966 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of

waynepitty on March 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm

Seen “Night of the Living Dead” here back in 68' My Aunt & Uncle owned a House on Laurel Street, East Haven. We were able to watch movies from their back yard. Just couldn’t hear them ;–)

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