Bellingham Auto Theatre

584 Pulaski Boulevard,
Bellingham, MA 02019

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Bellingham Auto Theatre

The Bellingham Auto Theatre opened prior to 1942. It attracted patrons from the local Massachusetts vicinity as well as from the area around Woonsocket, RI, which borders Bellingham. It had one screen and could accomodate 300 cars.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 14, 2005 at 3:14 pm

If you drove in and parked your car there alongside a speaker on June 1st of 1950, you and your companions could have seen “Task Force” playing with “Headin' for Heaven.”

James Fisher
James Fisher on November 6, 2005 at 3:51 am

Awwwwww another great place i ran the Projetors in this place in the late 80’s

MrDJDude on January 26, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I think this was actually on Pulaski Boulevard, which is NOT MA-126. If you google 584 Pulaski Boulevard, and look to your right, you’ll see a drive-in screen standing in what was the lot. It’s now a dirt mound-filled dump.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 13, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Item in Boxoffice Magazine, March 18, 1950:
“High winds of near hurricane velocity recently toppled a 50-foot cement block screen at the Bellingham Drive-In, just over the Woonsocket [RI] city line. The screen carried down all the telephone wires on the south side of the highway, putting hundreds of phones out of service. Repairs will me made in time for the open airer to operate on schedule this spring.”

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 21, 2010 at 10:11 am

An item in the January 17, 1942 issue of Boxoffice magazine stated:

Parker into Chepachet, RI.
BOSTON – Fred Parker, operator of the Apollo in Boston, and owner of the Bellingham Auto Theatre in that town, has taken over the Chepachet in Chepachet, Rhode Island. Parker, who has acquired the former Grange Hall, has extensively renovated the house.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on October 19, 2015 at 10:55 am

The Theatre Historical Society on-line archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Bellingham Auto Drive-In. It’s Card # 602. But the form was not filled out, so there is no information, only an undated photo. Most of the undated photos on the MGM cards were taken sometime between 1945 and 1950.

SingleScreen on July 23, 2016 at 5:14 am

I went there as a child. I remember seeing FOR PETE’S SAKE with Barbra Streisand.

That1950sGuy on October 6, 2019 at 6:18 pm

Theater has now been redeveloped into housing

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