Wellfleet Drive-In

51 State Highway Route 6,
Wellfleet, MA 02667

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Wellfleet Drive-In

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One of the better drive-in theatres on the cape, independently owned, so better service and prices. The Wellfleet Drive-In opened in 1957. Associated with the adjacent Wellfleet Cinema.

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cinemaboy on February 14, 2005 at 5:52 am

The architect for this theater, as well as almost if not all of the Sack Cinemas, and Sonny and Eddy’s Cinemas, and many independently owned cinemas, was Burt W. Federman. His office was in Park Square (Boston) and he designed or “twinned” literally thousands of cinemas in the New England area. By the 1980’s, he designed many of the Showcase cinemas located in New England and the central atlantic states. He passed away in 1987. He had also developed a soundproofing system for cinemas which had been first used in a mutiplex he had designed in the Bronx.

shoeshoe14 on July 18, 2005 at 3:35 pm

What a great theatre! I’ve been bike-backpacking in the cape for a few weeks. It’s on Route 6 where inns dot the landscape and it’s a few miles from one of the town’s centers. They have found a niche and a way to stay in business all year round. They have one movie screen as well as a mini-golf course (that’s very subpar, no pun intended), a restaurant, a bar that faces the golf course with ice cream, etc. The adjacent field serves as a weekly flea market, the largest of its kind in the area. The staff are awesome too.

ChasSmith on August 6, 2011 at 4:48 pm

The map shows this in the wrong location. It’s located farther south toward North Eastham, a little south of Gill Road and across the highway from Village Lane.

The Wellfleet is a fabulous drive-in…in fact, a complete drive-in and cinema complex to die for. I’ll post more later, including pictures.

Chris1982 on September 25, 2014 at 6:39 am

The Welllfleet Drive-In is a single screen drive-in with a car capacity of 700 cars. It is open seasonaby from April thru October.. The Wellfleet Cinema is a four screen. It is independently owned and operated by the Wellfleet Theatres. Both Theatres have made the conversion to digital projection.

Mikeoaklandpark on September 25, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Actually Chris1982 I called the recording this year and the drive in closes the 2nd week in September for the season. I was there last year the 3rd week and it had just closed. I was very disappointed.

Chris1982 on September 26, 2014 at 4:41 am

Their last week end to be open was Sept. 19 & Sept. 20 with “Jurassic Park” & “Jaws” showing.

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