Route 128 Drive-In

34 Cambridge Street,
Burlington, MA 01803

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1956 photo credit Burlington Retro website.

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The Route 128 Drive-In was located until the late-1960’s near the US 3 south, MA 128 interchange in Burlington, near the Woburn line. It is currently the site of the Crossroads Shopping Center.

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on September 11, 2006 at 3:37 am

Which strip mall is Crossroads? Is it the one with the Roche Bros. supermarket and Panera Bread?

avp5178
avp5178 on May 31, 2007 at 1:10 am

Yes that is it. The Drive-In operated some time in the 1960’s and was not open very long from what I have been told from people in town

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 18, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Man, this was a whopper of a drive in theatre! It parked 1000 cars and was owned by E.M. Loew.One of the larger drive-ins in that small state,

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm

E.M. LOEWS was a different company from LOEWS THEATRES.

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm

34 Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is currently occupied by a shopping center.

Here is a 1955 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of HistoricaAerials.com.

According to aerial photos from 1955-1971, the drive-in appears to have been operating for at least those 16 years, probably longer.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 24, 2017 at 1:20 pm

1956 photo added, credit Burlington Retro website below, which has additional photos and history.

https://burlingtonretro.com/

dickneeds111
dickneeds111 on October 24, 2017 at 6:39 pm

Mike Rogers. Most of the Driveins in Eastern Mass were 900-1200 cars. This is not such a small state in pop. This drive in was in the Boston metro area just north of the city. There were over 3 million in the area at the time and we had many drive ins around. Now there are none Only 6 or less in Mass. What a shame. WE ARE NOT A SMALL STATE in pop only in area. We also have more champions in sports in the last 10 yrs than any other area of the country. Where are you from.

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