Quaker Drive-In

35 Balm of Life Spring Road,
Uxbridge, MA 01569

700 cars

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The Quaker Drive-In was opened on August 24, 1950 with Betty Grable in “Wabash Avenue” & George Montgonery in “Dakota Lil”. It it was operated by N. Eisner. By 1952 it was operated by N. Eisner & Daytz Theatre Enterprises Corp. of Boston. They were still operating it in 1970.

Since closing in the late-1980’s, the concession & projection building has been demolished and a Drive-In Self Storage facility operates on the site. The original roadside sign and screen still stand.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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SingleScreen on December 25, 2018 at 9:38 am

As a child, I lived quite close to this drive-in but don’t recall ever attending a screening there. We did, however, go to the near-by Bellingham Drive-In.

MichaelKilgore on September 17, 2021 at 3:39 pm

Motion Picture Exhibitor, Sept. 7, 1955: “The first reports of the storm and flood damage to drive-ins in southern New England fortunately were not as serious as anticipated. The Quaker Drive-In, Uxbridge, Mass., reported out of commission for at least a year, opened again on Sept. 2. Some of the equipment was salvaged and after the mud had dried out it was advisable to reopen.”

Motion Picture Exhibitor, Sept. 14, 1955: “The aftermath of the worst flood In the history of New England finds theatres in Massachusetts not as badly damaged as first reported … The Quaker Drive-In, Uxbridge, owned by Ned Eisner and Bob Atamian, required $20,000 to be put back in order. It reopened for the Labor Day weekend.”

driveinfan on September 20, 2021 at 8:46 am

The self storage company has changed the name of the facility from Drive-In Storage to CubeSmart Self Storage.

50sSNIPES on October 21, 2022 at 11:22 am

Closed in the late 1980s.

xrilander on September 22, 2023 at 8:56 pm

I lived just over the border in N Smithfield, RI, and once I got my license, went quite often. This was from the early to late 80s. They still had the original car mount speakers. We were fortunate to have so many operational drive-ins at such a late date. Bellingham, Milford (now Mendon), Lonsdale, and Rustic (x-rated at the time), were all within a half hour drive. The Rustic and Mendon are still open to this day!

rivest266 on April 28, 2024 at 2:08 pm

The Quaker Drive-In opened on August 24th, 1950. Grand opening ad posted.

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