Weirs Drive-In

76 Endicott,
Weirs Beach, NH 03247

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Weirs Drive-In

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The Weirs Beach Drive-In has been in continuous operation since 1949 providing first run movies on four screens. It was closed on September 4, 2017 due to the owner retiring.

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John
John on November 26, 2002 at 5:54 pm

Screen 3 was recently raised by 10 feet to accomdate today’s larger vehicles! Now who saw that coming?

rcdt55b
rcdt55b on December 10, 2004 at 3:29 pm

Still going strong today.

rcdt55b
rcdt55b on December 4, 2006 at 10:31 pm

Underwent a large overhaul and all new marquee.

rcdt55b
rcdt55b on August 24, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Still running. Upgraded some equipment also. Nice place.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 29, 2014 at 6:22 am

This drive-in is still in operation, just closed the 2014 season. correct website

DRIVEIN101
DRIVEIN101 on September 6, 2017 at 7:09 pm

Sad news. The Weirs Drive-In’s final night of operation was this past Monday, September 4. The owner has decided to retire and sold the land for condos and other so-called “progress”.

It was said the the owner’s son will take ownership of all the theater-related equipment and start searching for land to build a new drive-in theater with it. Of course, I’ll be pulling for him.

Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of visiting the Weirs. I was always hoping to, but was never able to plan it.

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on September 21, 2017 at 10:32 pm

Patricia Baldi said in a 2015 interview that the drive-in had been in the family for 40 years, and that hers was only the second family to own it. Let me turn to the Theatre Catalogs and Motion Picture Almanacs on my shelf to see what they say about the Weirs.

First, the Theatre Catalogs,

1949-50: not listed.

1952: owner H. Gaudet, capacity 500 vehicles.

1955-56: H. Gaudet and Affiliated Ths. Corp., 500.

Now, my MPAs,

1953-54: H. Goubet (sic), 350.

1955-63: Mrs. H. B. Gaudet, 350.

1969-76: 350.

1982-88: L. Baldi.

Looks like Ms. Baldi is correct.

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on September 21, 2017 at 10:36 pm

Today’s Laconia Daily Sun says that the deal to sell the Weirs has been dropped “after an initial study showed it to be in an archeologically important area where the potential for Native American artifacts could increase the costs of development. … If no buyer emerges, Baldi said there is even a chance she could re-open the drive-in next summer.”

On the Weirs Facebook page, management posted, “To my eye, this just looks like part of a larger negotiation process. How it will actually end is still unclear.”

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