Watertown Drive-In

James H. Darcey Memorial Highway & Frost Bridge Road,
Watertown, CT 06795

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The Watertown Drive-In was opened in 1956. Owned by LaFlamme. In 2002, the concession stand was torn down. Both screens were torn down in July of 2004.

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on September 1, 2005 at 5:38 pm

Should be listed as demolished.

edwardguinea on December 30, 2006 at 8:22 am

The single screen drive in often played first run pictures in tandem with a downtown Waterbury theatre. This was also owned by the Sirica family I believe. At some point the LaFlamme family purchased it and did very well with the business.
In the 1970’s it showed porn causing disturbances on nearby Route 8. The two additional screens were added in the seventies and the drive in played, well, “drive-in” type movies. B- movies, slasher films, Stewardess soft porn things. The land became too valuable, the theatre closed and the property was sold.Too bad because it was a great place.

anexwaterburian on May 29, 2007 at 4:52 pm

The Watertown Drive-In may have opened in 1956 or 1957 because there is an April 1957 Watertown Drive-In ad in the Waterbury Republican proclaiming that it was “New England’s Newest and Finest” that can be seen at View link

kencmcintyre on December 23, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Status should be closed/demolished. There are some photos of the ruins here:

NYozoner on February 14, 2011 at 11:12 am

James H Darcey Memorial Hwy & Frost Bridge Rd, Watertown, CT 06795

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using present day imagery.

According to the 2010 aerial imagery, the property is currently undeveloped.

dallasmovietheaters on August 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Started advertising on August 1, 1956 so that’s likely the time it opened.

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