Lonsdale Twin Drive-In

1775 Lonsdale Avenue,
Lincoln, RI 02865

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Lonsdale Twin Drive-In

This was for a few decades a popular drive-in in the Lonsdale section of Lincoln, RI. It was opened by the early-1960’s and closed around 1985.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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SingleScreen on October 2, 2006 at 12:57 pm

This was a fun place to see double bills in the 70’s. I recall seeing SUSPIRIA plus THE OMEN II, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME plus THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, HALLOWEEN plus CARRIE. I think the first film I saw there as a child was THE LOVE BUG but I may have slept through it…

I recall seeing a newspaper advertisement as late as 1985, but I was living out of state by then. They were showing a triple bill of HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and SUPERSTITION.

Obligata on October 2, 2006 at 2:09 pm

Horror movies at the Lonsdale were much scarier. Who knew what would crawl out of the Blackstone River, slit you open and then hide in the narrow aisles of Ann & Hope?

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James Fisher on April 28, 2007 at 10:04 pm

Today in history shown on the screen in 1978 (South) John st entrance 10:20 Close Encounter/8:20 The Deep/While on the (North) Lonsdale Ave Entrance 10:00 The Fury/8:20 Suspiria car load $6.00 Phone number 725-2194

plagtr7 on October 18, 2009 at 9:30 am

Our band called THE DURELLS, performed on top of the concession stand during intermission. the dj was a man named Don Ratray for either wpaw or wxtr the station was across the street from the drive in. this was around 1960 0r 1961 and our manager at the time was Roger Lamontange. I was wondering if anyone remembers this and possibly has either any pictures or audio of this.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Thank you, Ernie Lizotte

SCARSRayRay on June 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I spent many a summer weekend at this drive in…My parents would think I was asleep after the Showing of KONGA and my eyes were peeled watching Sherri Caffaro in the Ginger movies…GOD I miss this place!

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Drive-In 54 on June 6, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Goggle Earth 1995

GramToEmandKenn on October 18, 2013 at 10:38 am

My mother worked here in the late 1960’s. My dad and I used to get in free all the time and see the current movies.

jim_duprey on January 2, 2017 at 6:54 pm

I went to grade school at the top of the hill from the South entrance. Spent lots of summer nights in the 70’s with friends there. The place never opened until late springtime because the Blackstone River encircling it usually made a real mess during the floods from winter thaw. One big, shallow pond with mailbox posts sticking up in neat rows.

davidcoppock on May 31, 2018 at 2:17 am

The site has cleared except for the marquee, which has been restored. The site is now a bike path and hanitat. There is some photos on the website www.waymarking.com .

xrilander on September 22, 2023 at 6:14 pm

She closed around 1985, so glad to have seen many movies there. I also remember it being flooded, and closed, numerous times.

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