Pine Island Drive-In

3000 Goffs Falls Road,
Manchester, NH 03101

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater


The name makes you think of a drive-in located in the South, but the Pine Island Drive-In was one of two drive-ins in Manchester, New Hampshire, the State’s largest city.

The Pine Island Drive-In parked 375 cars making it the city’s largest in the 1950’s. It was owned by M. A. Shea Theatres Ent.

Contributed by MikeRogers

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

CSWalczak on October 26, 2010 at 1:25 am

There are two pictures of this theater on its page at

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 26, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I guess it is still open.I assumed it was long gone.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on November 1, 2010 at 11:10 pm





The address Route 3A and 18 Maps out to show the Southern United States and Central America, not very helpful. The new address will map properly.

Open ~1945-~1969? Care to verify the exact dates?

I know it was open for sure in 1967.

It was part of an Amusement Park which closed a few years before the Drive-In.

Need more info and photos.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 2, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Was there an indoor movie theater in the Pine Island complex at one time? The Theatre Historical Society on-line archive has the MGM Theatre Report for a “Pine Island Theatre” in Manchester; it’s Card # 499. But no one filled out the form so there is no information, only an undated photo probably made about 1950 out on a highway.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 3, 2015 at 7:14 pm

I went back and looked at MGM Card # 499 again. Although they left out “Drive-In” in the theater name, it’s obvious from the photo that it’s this drive-in theater.

davidcoppock on November 7, 2018 at 11:39 am

Site is now an office complex.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater