Revere Drive-In

565 Squire Road,
Revere, MA 02151

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da_Bunnyman on March 12, 2018 at 10:38 pm

I think I do remember the drive in being moved. Never attended it but I remember being driven by it on the highway. The newer location had its screen so it was right in front of you as you hit a curve. Wonder how many accidents it caused.

DavidZornig on November 4, 2017 at 6:23 pm

The Revere Drive-In has a Facebook page, link below.

DavidZornig on November 4, 2017 at 6:18 pm

2 photos and below caption added credit Larry Greenstein.

Here are 2 better photos of me and my parents at the Flea Market at the Revere Drive In Theater in 1972 and 1974.

DavidZornig on April 12, 2017 at 7:05 pm

Circa `70’s photo added courtesy of Bev Milward.

Doc15 on May 12, 2016 at 6:01 pm

While investigating something about the drive-in, I came here, and thought I would point out a couple things from 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?

DavidZornig on November 27, 2015 at 11:44 am

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

rivest266 on May 12, 2013 at 6:05 am

Grand opening ad from August 25th, 1948 uploaded here

videonitekatt on May 5, 2013 at 7:44 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.

wmu81 on January 4, 2012 at 10:23 am

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 view

NYozoner on February 15, 2011 at 9:51 am

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.

PNRNetworks on January 20, 2011 at 6:25 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!:–)

PNRNetworks on April 30, 2010 at 3:07 am

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 27, 2010 at 1:35 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.

TLSLOEWS on April 26, 2010 at 3:05 pm

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm

TLSLOEWS,My home address is on CAPRI THEATRE site in Augusta.If you send me a letter with the Drive-ins you are interested in I will go to OFFICE MAX and make copies from the book. Or anything LOEWS related.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 26, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Don’t forget his RAIDERS.

TLSLOEWS on April 26, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Mr. Almanac,Was Paul Revere ever there?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 26, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I checked my 1956 Motion Picture Almanac and found only Revere Drive-in. It might have been built later,or earlier and closed. Quite a few did when Television hit.

PNRNetworks on April 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Ok, time to see if anyone’s memories are jogged by this one. According to my wife’s mother, there used to be a second drive-in in Revere, in the Beachmont section; she lived within walking distance of it, and could even see movies on the screen from her house on Washburn Ave. According to her, it was in the area now occupied by Charles Fredericks Park, on the parcel of land bordered by Everard Street and Bennington Street, between the Blue Line stops of Suffolk Downs and Beachmont on the opposite side of the road. The current entrance to the (rather smallish) park does indeed look similar to a drive-in entrance. She says she thinks it was still open for business as late as the early to mid 60s, when she moved to Washington state to get married. Anyone else out there remember this one? If it did exist (and mom-in-law has a great memory about these things), it needs a page…once we can find out more about it, that is…:–)

matkat07 on June 7, 2008 at 11:40 am

National Amusements has operated in Revere for 51 years. In 1948, Michael Redstone opened the Revere Drive-In.
The Drive-In remained until the early 1980s, when it was replaced first with a 10-screen movie theater in 1982. I lived in the area and remembered driving by with my parents and catching the movies playing on the screens. Never saw a movie there, but would go to the flea market with my parents. Now that was a flea market, not what they call a flea market there today.
I belive there was only 2 screens.

nkwoodward on December 11, 2007 at 9:09 am

Whenever I take Route 1 South past this location, I think of the time I saw 10 seconds of a drive-in movie as we drove by on the way to Boston.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on July 12, 2007 at 6:48 am

Now the site of the Revere Showcase 20-plex, according to the comments on that page.