Narrow Gauge Drive-In

15 Front Street,
Farmington, ME 04938

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Narrow Gauge Drive-In  15 Front Street, Farmington, ME 04938

The Narrow Gauge Drive-In is a single screen independent drive-in that opened on July 7th, 2017 with a capacity for 60 cars. In June of 2020 it added a stage for live performances. It is located directly behind the Narrow Gauge Cinema on the Sandy River floodplain.

Contributed by W. Dustin Alligood

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 12, 2020 at 6:41 pm

The odd name is derived from the fact that there was a famous narrow-gauge (2 feet between the rails) rail system there, the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes RR, which lasted into the 1930s.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on July 13, 2020 at 11:21 am

Does any of this train line still there?

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 13, 2020 at 7:35 pm

davidcoppock -No, all scrapped many years ago. But some of the engines and cars are still around. And at one of the stations, in Phillips ME, the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad museum has relaid some track in town and operates it. Two hobbies which go together: Old Theatres, and Old Railroads !!

SilentMaine
SilentMaine on July 14, 2020 at 6:15 am

No, as rsalters said, the track itself has been torn up decades ago. The Whistlestop Trail follows it, however, and is a popular hiking trail — especially for those who want to walk to Walmart while avoiding the very busy routes 2 & 4.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on July 14, 2020 at 9:31 am

Yes, theatres and old railroads do go together rsalters(Ron Salters). Only time i have of this combation though i think!? As least this drive-in theatre and the indoor cinema are still on track though.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on July 15, 2020 at 8:07 am

Are the cars in the above photo parked between rails?

film
film on July 15, 2020 at 11:35 pm

davidcoppock – Are the cars in the above photo parked between rails?

Answer – There are different levels for improved sight-lines with safety barriers – GL

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