Memorial Drive-In

555 Memorial Avenue,
West Springfield, MA 01089

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Opened in 1949, this drive-in rested on a parcel of land surrounded by a wall of towering willow trees, not too far from the Memorial Bridge and Springfield.

The back of its screen faced Memorial Avenue and its entrance was on a side st with more willow trees arching the entrance drive up to the cashier booth. A very clean and well-kept place. It closed in 1976 and was demolished a few years later for a shopping plaza. It was one of two drive-ins in West Springfield, the other being Riverdale Drive-In.

Contributed by Edward Shear

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NYozoner
NYozoner on February 15, 2011 at 5:20 pm

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 15, 2011 at 8:17 pm

There was a WEST SPRINGFIELD DRIVE-IN there in 1956 parking 900 cars.Same Drive-in? They Change names so often.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 15, 2011 at 8:17 pm

There was a WEST SPRINGFIELD DRIVE-IN there in 1956 parking 900 cars.Same Drive-in? They Change names so often.

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