Round Hill Drive-In

101 Plainfield Street,
Springfield, MA 01107

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Round Hill Drive-In

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The Round Hill Drive-In was the only drive-in theater actually in the city. It was opened on August 8, 1951, in the Round Hill section of Springfield’s North End and was very popular for city residents. Operated by Joseph Levine, the theatre could accommodate 800 cars and had a walk-in seating area for 300 patrons. The screen was 75 feet x 78 feet, in front of which was a small children’s playground.

The construction of I-91 caused it to be razed at the end of summer, 1966. I-91 now goes past the small knoll where the screen once stood.

Contributed by Edward Shear

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dickdziadzio
dickdziadzio on November 28, 2003 at 4:45 am

They installed several dozen outdoor seats in front of the projection booth for walk-in people without cars. It was very close to the local neighborhood.

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 15, 2011 at 10:17 am

Here is a 1957 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 10, 2011 at 9:12 pm

This opened on August 8th, 1951. Grand opening ad uploaded here.

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