For many of us, a drive-in movie theater evokes memories of playing catch with family and friends on a warm summer night, then settling in to watch movies on the big screen until we fall asleep. Spending nights at the drive-in can be one of the highlights of your summer, so here is a list of drive-in movie theaters near Boston:

Mendon Twin Drive-In

35 Milford Street, Mendon, MA
508-473-4958

Why you should go

Now that the Andelman brothers (a.k.a. The Phantom Gourmet) own the place, the food is definitely a big attraction. The Snack Bar is in a retro diner with a working jukebox, original film projector and other memorabilia. Don’t let the snack in the name fool you, you can absolutely get real food too. There’s also a new beer garden where you can watch the movies from the tables. The whole place is super fun and family-friendly. A must visit this summer!

drive in movie theaters close to boston

Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre

51 State Highway, Route 6, Wellfleet MA
508-349-7176

Why you should go

Aside from a movie theatre, this venue also boasts mini golf, a daytime flea market, a playground, a cafeteria-style snack bar at the drive-in and Diary Bar & Grill, a full service restaurant with an outdoor patio cocktail bar. The theater has a brand new projector but still keeps it authentic with the original mono speakers. You can also listen through your car stereo.

drive in movie theaters close to boston

Rustic Tri-Vue Drive In

Route 146, North Smithfield, RI
theatreinfo@yourneighborhoodtheatre.com

Why you should go

North of Providence, this theater is one of the closest in proximity to Boston. The authentic 1950s theater usually has a good selection of family-friendly movies as well as more mature flicks. If you’re hungry, pick up a pizza at the snack bar. Or if you’re looking to extend your outing, take a trip to Lincoln Woods State Park for a hike and a swim.

drive in movie theaters close to boston

Leicester Triple Drive In

Route 9, 1675 Main Street, Leicester, MA 01524
508-892-4400

Why you should go

Despite being a bit of a hike, this is probably one of the more authentic drive-ins. Check it out for three screens and an old-fashioned concession stand; boasting clam cakes, grilled burgers and the usual movie-theatre fare.

drive in movie theaters close to boston

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