Revere Drive-In

565 Squire Road,
Revere, MA 02151

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The Revere Drive-In on Squire Road was opened August 25, 1948. In 1955 it was listed as being operated by Michael Redstone & Daytz Theatre Enterprises. I remember driving in my father’s car (1974) on Route 60 in Revere and you could see the movies from the road. A few year later, my grandma and I would pack up her 1963 Buick and head out to the flea market at 4:30 in the morning.

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm

No not that Paul Revere!And so you live at the CAPRI THEATRE?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 27, 2010 at 4:35 pm

No Just discussing theatres with Scott.He thought the CAPRI THEATRE h ere was first run movies,not the Triple X theatre it was.And Paul Revere and the Raiders weren’t that bad.“HUNGRY” was a pretty good song.

PopcornNRoses
PopcornNRoses on April 30, 2010 at 6:07 am

Mike, thanks for checking it out for me – i ’ll have to keep looking!

PopcornNRoses
PopcornNRoses on January 20, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I have actually tracked down the elusive second Revere Drive-in. After some research, I have discovered that the Suffolk Downs Drive-In Theatre was at 1375 Bennington Rd, and is exactly where I thought it once was – it is now Belle Isle Marsh Reservation. It appears to have been opened for a period between 1950-1970, and possibly has an East Boston address rather than a Revere address, which is news to me, although the Suffolk Downs T station is also listed as East Boston, so it’s possible – they both straddle the town lines, I guess. But hey at least I know my mother-in-law was right now!:–)

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm

565 Squire Rd, Revere, MA 02151

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is currently occupied by Showcase Cinemas.

wmu81
wmu81 on January 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm

The site referenced is actually the second location of the Revere Drive-In. Originally located south of Beach St. where Super Stop & Shop is now located. You can see this clearly in the 1955 HistoricAerials.com view http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials.php?scale=1.2041373500713E-05&lat=42.43114318119&lon=-71.0208800669299&year=1955

videonitekatt
videonitekatt on May 5, 2013 at 10:44 pm

That is incorrect – the aerial picture from 1955 clearly shows the only location,at the junction of routes 1,C-1 and 60.

If you go north up route 1 on the picture, you can see an areal shot of the Saugus Drive in.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 12, 2013 at 9:05 am

Grand opening ad from August 25th, 1948 uploaded here

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on November 27, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Undated staff photo added courtesy of the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page.

Doc15
Doc15 on May 12, 2016 at 9:01 pm

While investigating something about the drive-in, I came here, and thought I would point out a couple things from historicarials.com that are mentioned above.

There WAS a drive-in that straddled the line between Revere and East Boston, but I believe it was called the Suffolk Downs Drive-In, and was located across Bennington Street from the race track on what is now the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation. It was built after 1955 (maybe 1957), and it appears the screen still existed in 1971 but gone by 1978. No sign of it existed by 1995. This would have co-existed with the Revere Drive-In, so it would not have shared a name with it.

However, if you look at the aerials from 1955 of the Revere Drive-In, and then look at across Squire Rd., you’ll see the outline that appears as if it was a drive-in that has been abandoned. Could this have been the “previous” Revere Drive-In, that was abandoned in favor of the larger one across the street?

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