Whalom Drive-In

357 Electric Avenue,
Lunenburg, MA 01462

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Whalom Drive-In

Silbio Williams owned the Whalom Drive-In in 1955, and into the early-1960s. Capacity was for 500 cars.

Today only the marquee remains.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre on July 23, 2009 at 6:14 pm

It was the 1963 IMPA.

kencmcintyre on July 23, 2009 at 6:36 pm

I did. Nothing on your favorite site, drive-ins.com. Only found info on Whalom in IMPA.

kencmcintyre on July 23, 2009 at 6:46 pm

I haven’t found the IMPA to have fabricated any theaters so far, so I will continue as I have been. Kudos on your thoroughness, though.

MrDJDude on July 23, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Well, actually, the Whalom IS on www.drive-ins.com It’s listed as beiing in Fitchburg, not Lunenberg, though. The page is here.

It’s noted on the page that the screen burnt down, although I think this happened after it had closed, and was not a factor in the drive-in closing.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on July 24, 2009 at 4:09 am

It’s actually just North of the town of Whalom.

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on July 27, 2009 at 3:50 am

Whalom is not the name of an a actual town in Massachusetts.

MrDJDude on February 11, 2010 at 8:32 pm

There appear to be two entries for this drive-in on Cinema Treasures; this one listing it in Lunenburg, and another listing it in Fitchburg. One of them needs to be removed, and if my understanding is correct…it should be the Fitchburg entry. Either way, we only need one entry for this drive-in.

If we keep this one, change it to ‘Closed/Demolished’. It’s long, long gone.

MrDJDude on February 13, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Apparently I was not paying attention when I was typing my previous post. It was DEFINITELY in Lunenburg, not Fitchburg. The drive-in was down the road from Whalom Park. The screen burnt down some years after it closed. So, I apologize for my “brain fade” earlier.

There IS an Electric Avenue in Fitchburg, but there are no theatres along that short span of road.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on September 18, 2015 at 8:26 am

New pictures courtesy of John W. Vomvoris and FB Drive-In Movie Booty.

TomMc11 on April 30, 2018 at 11:07 am

UNITIL Gas & Electric is now on the site. Current Google aerial shows nothing, but the street view from October of 2017 has a building on the site, and the marquee is gone.

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