Bridge Drive-In

Highway 1,
Groton, CT 06340

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Bridge Drive-In

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Located on Highway 1 at Route 117, southeast on the coast across from New London. The Bridge Drive-In was opened by 1955, when it was operated by Ed O'Neill. After it was torn down, a public library was put on its site. There are remnants of an old playground onsite.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 15, 2008 at 9:58 pm

Here is a new link for Drive-ins.com. The Bridge Drive-In is listed in 1975 with a capacity for 750 cars.

JayAllenSanford
JayAllenSanford on July 28, 2010 at 12:10 am

The Bridge entrance was across from a residential street called Indian Field Road, which ran along the back of an elementary school. When the Bridge started showing sexploitation movies in the seventies (Russ Meyer, etc), neighbors complained about young kids sneaking in – the DI closed shortly after that. The other drive-in in Groton, the Groton DI, went to hardcore X films in the late 70s, but its remote locale – across from a Railroad Salvage – seemed to render it fairly immune to civic outrage.

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 14, 2011 at 7:50 am

Fort Hill Rd & Newtown Rd, Groton, CT 06340

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1957 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

jwmovies
jwmovies on September 13, 2012 at 4:32 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 102 Newtown Road. It is now the Groton Senior Citizen Center.

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