Rustic Tri-View Drive-In

1193 Eddie Dowling Highway (Route 146),
North Smithfield, RI 02896

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Rustic Tri-View Drive-In

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The Rustic Tri-View Drive-In opened in 1951 as the Rustic Drive-In with a single screen. In 1988, two more screens were added and the name was changed to the Rustic Tri-View Drive-In. It has a capacity for 550 cars.

It is listed as the last open drive-in in Rhode Island and is open seasonally April through September.

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on October 20, 2008 at 9:47 pm

Recently at Providence Place Mall there was an art display of Rhode Island buildings and places, each constructed out of tin cans. Here is the one representing the Rustic Drive-In.

tnesi on February 12, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Providence Business News published a story about the Rustic and its new owners in January.

kmccarthy on November 8, 2009 at 4:05 am

I was wondering if anyone knew how to contact the owners or management for the Rustic? I wanted to see if I could hold an event at their site but the only phone number I can find is for their showtimes. If anyone can help i would be super appreciative!!!

Archie1959 on November 8, 2009 at 5:39 am

Did you try contacting Boston Cullinary Group?
55 Cambridge Pkwy., Suite 200
Cambridge, MA 02142

phone: 617-499-2700 fax: 617-225-0897

Maybe they can help locate the owners or management.

coweyhere on November 7, 2010 at 3:49 am

A photo from September 2010:

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JonathanInRandolph on April 5, 2011 at 9:04 am

Theres a house thats practically under one of the screens on the street level. I wish i lived in that house. You can tune into the movie on the stereo and watch the movie in the backyard, lol

Archie1959 on July 31, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Just went to Rustic 1st time Saturday night. Got there ½ hour before showtime so parking spot was not great but better than some. Saw T3 UGH! and Captain America Bad ending. Did not think snack bar had big selection. Place is cash only. Dissapointed in intermission. No dancing hot dogs or pushing of snack bar. Only coming attraction of Mission Impossible & Spider Man. Easy to exit. My visit to Mendon Drive In last lear was a better expoerence.

Archie1959 on June 9, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Drive In will be digital cinema starting Friday June 14.

SingleScreen on July 23, 2016 at 10:26 pm

In 1991, I caught a double bill of FX2 and whatever STAR TREK film was released around that time. It was the first and only time I’ve been there.

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