Riverside Park Drive-In

1623 Main Street,
Agawam, MA 01001

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Need additional input on this one. Recall reading an article on old-time drive-in theaters many years ago. The article listed original drive-ins in Western Massachusetts. Riverside Park, Agawam, Massachusetts had its own drive-in during the early-1940’s. As others were constructed in the area Riverside management decided to convert their facility into a large swimming pool. The Riverside Park-In was listed as (Closed) in 1950.

Presently Six Flags occupies the area. Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to locate the newspaper article which predates internet archives. Anybody remember this one?

Contributed by AlLarkin

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 8, 2005 at 3:37 am

I don’t know anything about the drive-in, but “Riverside Park” is the former name for the amusement park that is now called “Six Flags New England”.

AlLarkin
AlLarkin on April 30, 2005 at 6:08 am

I did find out that its official name was the Riverside Park-In. Creative, huh?

Beepa
Beepa on April 27, 2007 at 10:51 am

I recall attending Riverside Drive-in while I was a student at AIC in Springfield during the 40’s. The only speaker system was up in front by the screen so that you had to leave your windows open, no matter the weather. As I recall it showed strictly 2d and 3rd run films. At the same time Riverside Park had a large dance hall down closer to the river (Connecticut River) where most of the “Big Bands” appeared during the summer on Tuesday and Saturday nights.

James Fisher
James Fisher on April 28, 2007 at 8:07 pm

OOOOOOOOO i have been to River side park i remember buying Ice Creme at the drive -in yeah time goes on and on

James Fisher
James Fisher on April 28, 2007 at 8:07 pm

OOOOOOOOO i have been to River side park i remember buying Ice Creme at the drive -in yeah time goes on and on

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