Parkway Drive-In

2001 Boston Road,
Wilbraham, MA

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Parkway Drive-In

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Located on Boston Road, just over the line from Springfield. A motel located next to it had sound piped in from the drive-in. Customers could see the large screen from the comfort of their rooms. The motel advertised “free in-room movies.” This was in the days before cable.

A religious denomination held drive-in services on Sunday mornings. A Home Depot stands on the site of the drive-in today.

Contributed by AlLarkin

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michacavan
michacavan on June 14, 2004 at 3:32 pm

The Parkway was right down the street from our house on Manor Road when I was just a little kid. My Mom and Dad would take my Sister and me to movies there already dressed in our PJ’s. They knew we would be asleep by the middle of the show and it was easier to carry us into our beds that way when we got home. My sister and I would play in the playground area and run back to the car when we saw the movie starting. It is one of the few family memories I have of all four of us. My parents divorce and my Mom’s death have have made the memories of the Parkway even more special.

EdwardShear
EdwardShear on December 3, 2004 at 3:33 pm

The Parkway opened in 1948 and closed in 1987. In 1988, it was razed.
It was a large, very well maintained drive-in and was the last one to close in the Springfield area.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 3, 2012 at 5:02 am

Grand opening ad uploaded.

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