Lake Drive-In

1395 Meriden Road,
Wolcott, CT 06718

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Lake Drive-In

One of the two single screen drive-in theaters in Waterbury in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The Lake Drive-In was opened by 1950 when it was operated by Airdrome Amusement Corporation and had a capacity for 486 cars. By 1952 it was operated by R. Schwartz with a 600 car capacity. By 1955 it was operated by R. Schwartz and B. Jacocks Corporation and the car capacity had increased to 706. The entrance was on Meriden Road (Route 6A) in Waterbury, but the theater grounds were in Wolcott. It was closed in the mid-1970’s. Demolished around 1980 for a retail development that never materialized.

Contributed by An Ex Waterburian

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anexwaterburian on August 24, 2005 at 7:16 pm

The Lake Drive-In location can be on the topographic map at View link

prosa123 on April 21, 2006 at 8:47 am

The site’s still vacant, more than 25 years after the theater was demolished.

anexwaterburian on July 13, 2006 at 7:48 pm

Powimage suddenly went out of business a few weeks ago. The 1955 ad for Buck Nite at the Lake Drive-In is now at: View link

kennerado on November 30, 2019 at 6:38 am

The site is still vacant and for sale, listing below:

kennerado on July 9, 2020 at 7:17 am

Closed in the mid-1970s.

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