Fort Warren Drive-In

129 VT-4A,
Castleton, VT 05735

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Fort Warren Drive-In

The Fort Warren Drive-In was opened prior to 1953 when it was operated by F. Chase Hathaway. It was closed for a while in the mid-2000’s, but had reopened by 2011. It had closed again by 2013.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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jwmovies on October 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in is 36 Rte 4a E.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 4, 2015 at 12:16 pm

The highest-numbered card among the MGM Theatre Reports is the card for this drive-in in Castleton VT. It’s Card # 608. It’s in the Theatre Historical Society on-line archive under “New England Special Collection”. And it’s not in numerical order: it’s listed between cards 573 and 574. There’s not much activity with these cards after 1950-51 or so, which indicates the Ft. Warren must have opened around then. Unfortunately, no one filled the card out; there is only a photo of a twin-gated entrance. There is a movie poster at left and, if you can read it, you can date the photo from the title.

Kenmore on June 5, 2015 at 6:40 pm

First, the address 129 VT-4A, Castleton, VT will more accurately map the location of the drive-in. You can still barely make out some of the ramps.

Second, there’s something not right or complete about the information to when the theater operated. According to a 2003 aerial overhead photograph, the drive-in already gone by that point in time having last been present in a 1994 aerial photo.

Based on that, either the drive-in was moved to another location or it did not last into the 21st century.

sars on November 14, 2015 at 6:32 am

Between 1945 and 1950, I lived in East Hubbardton, south of Monument Hill. During that time, I frequently visited the Fort Warren drive in, with farm friends just down the road.

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