Route 128 Drive-In

34 Cambridge Street,
Burlington, MA 01803

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Previously operated by: E.M. Loew's Theaters Inc.

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Photo credit Burlington Retro website.

Opened on July 21, 1954, the Route 128 Drive-In was located until the late-1960’s near the US 3 south, MA 128 interchange in Burlington, near the Woburn line. It is currently the site of the Crossroads Shopping Center.

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Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on September 11, 2006 at 3:37 am

Which strip mall is Crossroads? Is it the one with the Roche Bros. supermarket and Panera Bread?

avp5178 on May 31, 2007 at 1:10 am

Yes that is it. The Drive-In operated some time in the 1960’s and was not open very long from what I have been told from people in town

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 18, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Man, this was a whopper of a drive in theatre! It parked 1000 cars and was owned by E.M. Loew.One of the larger drive-ins in that small state,

TLSLOEWS on April 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm

E.M. LOEWS was a different company from LOEWS THEATRES.

NYozoner on February 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm

34 Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is currently occupied by a shopping center.

Here is a 1955 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of

According to aerial photos from 1955-1971, the drive-in appears to have been operating for at least those 16 years, probably longer.

DavidZornig on October 24, 2017 at 1:20 pm

1956 photo added, credit Burlington Retro website below, which has additional photos and history.

dickneeds111 on October 24, 2017 at 6:39 pm

Mike Rogers. Most of the Driveins in Eastern Mass were 900-1200 cars. This is not such a small state in pop. This drive in was in the Boston metro area just north of the city. There were over 3 million in the area at the time and we had many drive ins around. Now there are none Only 6 or less in Mass. What a shame. WE ARE NOT A SMALL STATE in pop only in area. We also have more champions in sports in the last 10 yrs than any other area of the country. Where are you from.

Denny Pine
Denny Pine on August 16, 2018 at 8:28 am

Grand opening date was July 21, 1954

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