Brunswick Drive-In

Old Portland Road and Grant Road,
Brunswick, ME 04011

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jwmovies on October 31, 2016 at 1:08 pm

According to Wikimapia, this is the address for the Bowdoin Drive-in.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 25, 2015 at 11:17 am

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.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on October 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm

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

Old Portland Rd & Grant Rd, Brunswick, Maine 04011

Is this correct?

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on October 8, 2013 at 7:08 pm

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

psychlops on February 12, 2013 at 9:00 am

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?).

darklight on March 31, 2007 at 3:09 pm

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