Plainville Drive-In

39 Massachusetts 152,
Plainville, MA 02762

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Opened in 1952, the Plainville Drive-In was located on State Route 152 in Plainville. I remember a major attraction for kids was a ride on the custom made miniature “hook and ladder” fire truck during intermissions. The truck was customized from a “Crosley”. It was closed in 1983.

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James Fisher
James Fisher on November 6, 2005 at 6:45 am

Another Great Drive in and yes on Rt 152 site for years held the screen til burning down some few years ago. back in the mid 80’s after the Drive-in had been closed i bought out all the Office equipment and restrooms to include the marquee letters i worked in this Drive-In three times. i rememebr one night the cars were two miles long waiting to get in that was a night the box office got hit and the car stuck Fond Memeries the Popcorn Machine was siting back stage in the Union Theatre along with a couple of speakers/heaters

James Fisher
James Fisher on April 29, 2007 at 1:15 am

Today in History 1978 Disney Cartoon Festival At Dusk appro 8:15 and at 9:50 Petes Dragon get this Free fire truck then enjoy Merry go round along with Ferris wheel ride and play gorund Admission adults 2.50 Children .50 and all children under 6 Free!!! This was a Galo Holiday Disney Festival phone 695-6022

NYozoner on February 15, 2011 at 11:31 am

39 Massachusetts 152, Plainville, MA 02762

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using present day imagery.

javman on February 14, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Fire truck pic

EricOsborne on December 1, 2013 at 10:29 pm

If anyone has information (year built, manufacture) on the Plainville Drive in Ferris Wheel I sure would appreciate it. About 20 years ago (1993) I purchased the Ferris Wheel from a local Plainville residence. Shortly after it took two years of Monday nights to rebuild with another local guy. Now it is on static displayed at Summer Scoops at Osborne Nursery 80 Washington Street (Rte.1) also still in Plainville, MA.

rokcomx on July 10, 2016 at 9:15 pm

Opened 1952, closed in 1983 and operated for years by the Neveux family. Undated aerial photo uploaded.

DavidZornig on March 13, 2020 at 11:45 am

1972 image added credit Michel Abernathy.

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