Watch a drive-in movie, from bed

posted by Michael Zoldessy on September 13, 2006 at 4:54 am

FAIRLEE, VT — The Fairlee Motel & Drive-In as well as a theater in Colorado make their business over the summer by providing lodging adjacent to an outdoor theater.

The Fairlee Motel & Drive-In Theater combines the best of roadside America. Drive in, and you have your classic outdoor experience. Check in, and a picture window and NuTone speaker give you the same show from your king-size bed — with air conditioning and no mosquitoes. Please don’t wipe popcorn butter on the sheets.

Someone taller than about 5-foot-8 can even watch the movie from the shower, through the tiny bathroom window.

The Fairlee is one of at least two drive-in motels in the United States. Another is the Best Western Movie Manor in Monte Vista, Colorado. The Movie Manor claims to be unique, but according to the motels' histories, the Fairlee’s combination came first, in 1960.

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