Somerset Drive-In

535 Grand Army Highway,
Somerset, MA 02726

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A drive-in theatre on Route 6 in Somerset, Massachusetts, not far from Fall River.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 11, 2010 at 8:16 am

A small article on the 1950 opening of the Somerset Drive-In appeared in Boxoffice Magazine on July 8, 1950. Go to page 106.
http://issuu.com/boxoffice/docs/boxoffice_070850-2

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 19, 2010 at 2:58 pm

The Somerset was the first drive-in in the state to be equipped with 3-D projection, according to an item in Boxoffice magazine, issue of July 4, 1953. The first 3-D offering was “Bwana Devil.” The next one would be “Man in the Dark.” Admissions were upped from 60 cents to 75 cents per person for the 3-D engagements. Turn-away crowds were reported.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 19, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Licensed granted for the construction of the Somerset Drive-In Theatre in 1949, as reported in Boxoffice magazine, December 10, 1949. Construction would be completed in the summer of 1950.
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NYozoner
NYozoner on February 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm

535 Grand Army Hwy, Somerset, MA 02726

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which was located behind Home Depot.

The entrance for the drive-in was actually from Brayton Point Road.

Here is a 1971 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 2, 2012 at 3:59 am

Above address is incorrect. The address for this drive-in should be 1400 Brayton Point Road, Somerset, MA 02725.

The drive-in itself is now Home Depot. The entrance is now Harvest Family Church.

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