Pleasant Valley Drive-In

47 River Road,
Barkhamsted, CT 06063

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bicyclereporter on September 24, 2013 at 8:03 am

thanx. don’t know why that happened. this is the title for the above link.

“Pleasant Valley Drive-In Struggling To Stay Open In Digital Age”

bicyclereporter on September 10, 2013 at 7:03 am

i was in Cornwall Bridge in late July and saw a sign for movies on the gas station for the beginning of August for Wolverine and Turbo. I’m posting the pic now.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on April 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm

I called the drive-in today hoping to find out when they open for the season. Instead I got a recording that their phone number is no longer in service. That is never a good sign. Does anyone know anything?

jwmovies on November 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Above address does not map properly. Use River Rd & Morgan Brook Rd.

movies10063 on September 4, 2009 at 8:07 pm

This place is great the McGrane family is friendly and make you feel at home its awesome getting a burger or fries at the concession stand the kids play ball or frisbee before the show reminds me of old simpler times they even play the old intermission snack ads between shows if your in the area support it its a piece of americana that needs to be treasured.

shoeshoe14 on September 4, 2009 at 11:44 am

Stopped by two days ago on a bike trip. Smart location, really nothing around but woods and watershed land.

shoeshoe14 on September 15, 2008 at 12:34 pm

Excellent article on this theatre in the NYTimes CT Section.

shoeshoe14 on August 7, 2007 at 7:57 pm

Play Magazine (alternative arts weekly, New Haven area) had a great piece on this drive-in and the Mansfield theater last week. View link

mondello1 on May 31, 2007 at 9:24 am

Roger wrote: >>shows second run movies. This is incorrect, eg they recently showed Spiderman 3 and Pirates 3 on their opening weekends. A great theater!

Jim Vecchio
Jim Vecchio on April 16, 2006 at 12:17 pm

I just took a ride by the area. The good news is: This theater WILL be re-opening for another season, beginning on April 28 and 29.

Jim Vecchio
Jim Vecchio on March 30, 2006 at 4:16 am

What a wonderful place to spend a summer night. There are only two things that disturb its old-fashoned atmsphere: (1) I wish they could have retained the speaker system rather than convert to radio frequency and (2) The movies of today seem oddly out-of-place. What we need are more films like “The Brain From Planet Arous”!

colinc77 on October 4, 2005 at 8:04 pm

The screen is a little dark but the sound was fine & the popcorn was great. A friendly place.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 5, 2004 at 4:13 pm

THE PVDI’s official website is View link