Saco Drive-In

969 Portland Road,
Saco, ME 04074

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Opening in 1939, the Saco Drive-In is one of the oldest drive-ins in the U.S. still operating. This single screen drive-in has a capacity for approximately 500 cars.

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maleman on November 25, 2009 at 11:01 am

I hear the Saco drive in is up for lease.

nritota on November 25, 2009 at 6:06 pm

I believe this was Lockwood and Gordon and then SBC through the mid 80’s. Not sure if Hoyts took it when they purchased SBC.

lexmarks567 on November 25, 2009 at 11:54 pm

lost memory your pictures are set to private can you fix.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 27, 2009 at 6:48 pm

I have The Saco Drive in Parking 75 to 150 cars in 1956. It was owned at that time by Higgins Circuit. So it has expaned?

TLSLOEWS on November 27, 2009 at 7:16 pm

Whats up Mike did you work at this drive-in too?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 27, 2009 at 7:38 pm

No i did not work here. I found a 1956 Motion picture Almanac in the old Miller Theatre and sometimes i get it out to help with infO.However, I did work at my cousin’s drive in free of charge when i was 16 and spent a couple of weeks there. I actually made a CHANGE OVER when the Projectionists got sick and had to visit the toilet. I did not to too bad, It was HOMBRE with Paul Newman. Non-union booth in Forrest City, N.C.. I heard that Drive inhad just closed up about a year or so.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 27, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Yeah, I thought that was an awful small lot,but i remember going through the Virginia mountains back in the early 70’s and i never saw such a small drive In located in those mountains it was tiny. My Almanac book could be wrong.

nritota on November 28, 2009 at 6:26 am

Is this an independent now?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 28, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Saco Drive-in, billed as “The Showplace of Maine”.

antoniomontana on September 12, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Great News, Saco drive-in will get new digital projectors courtesy of Honda’s ProjectDrivein contest. Thanks for the Votes!

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