Brunswick Drive-In

15 Tibbetts Drive,
Brunswick, ME 04011

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Brunswick Drive-In opened in 1950 and closed around 1984. Car capacity was 500.

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darklight on March 31, 2007 at 11:09 pm

there is a wal-mart now where the drive in was. also some small shops and a bank

jwmovies on September 13, 2012 at 7:09 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 15 Tibbetts Drive.

psychlops on February 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the site but wikimapia indicates that the drive-in at Tibbets Drive was the Bowdoin Drive-in, which makes sense since it’s closer to Bowdoin College than the Brunswick drive-in, which was west of Brunswick.

According to the site the Brunswick Drive-in was at 43°54'35"N 70°1'59"W on the old Rt. 1 headed towards Freeport. Looks like it’s just a wooded area now. I’ll have to drive by and check it out, maybe get some photos unless it’s posted No Trespassing.

Google Earth has a nice aerial of this site if you use the “time slider” to view the 12/31/2003 imagery. You can see all the parking areas in concentric arcs and what appears to be the remains of the snack booth (and projectionist booth?).

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on October 9, 2013 at 3:01 am

So we have two drive-ins on CT with the same address.

The Brunswick and Bowdoin are both listed at 15 Tibbett’s Drive.

So is the Bowdoin Drive-In the correct address: 15 Tibbett’s Drive, East Brunswick?

The Brunswick Drive-In unknown at this time?

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Drive-In 54 on October 9, 2013 at 3:08 am

So this aerial that mike uploaded is wrong also. This aerial is the Bowdoin Drive-In.

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Drive-In 54 on October 9, 2013 at 3:55 am

This should be the correct address (close enough) for the Brunswick Drive-In :

Old Portland Rd & Grant Rd, Brunswick, Maine 04011

Is this correct?

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 25, 2015 at 7:17 pm

The Theatre Historical Society on-line archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Brunswick Drive-In; it’s Card # 605. But no one filled out the report and there is only an undated photo. These undated reports/photos were mostly made about 1946-50. The photo shows the back of a big screen and attached to it is a huge marquee.

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