Auburn Drive-In

48 Poland Spring Road,
Auburn, ME 04210

300 cars

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Previously operated by: Daytz Theatre Enterprises Corp., Lockwood & Gordon Enterprises

Previous Names: Danville Drive-In

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Auburn Drive-In

Opened July 7, 1949 as the Danville Drive-In with Betty Hutton in “The Perils of Pauline” & The Bowery Boys in “Hard Boiled Mahoney”. Name was changed to Auburn Drive-In a year later. By 1957 it was operated by Daytz Theatre Enterprises Corp. Closed on July 24, 1988 with Chevy Chase in “Funny Farm” & Danny DeVito in “Throw Mama from the Train”. It reopened for the 1989 season, then closed permanently.

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MichaelKilgore on September 18, 2017 at 4:10 pm

My old, fallible reference books point to the renaming from the Danville to the Auburn in the late 50s / early 60s.

Theatre Catalog data, as listed as the Danville:

1949-50: Collin and Wood, 550.

1952: Lockwood and Gordon Ent., 450.

1955-56: Lockwood and Gordon Ent., and Daytz Theatre Ent., 450.

(I)MPA data:

1953-59: Danville, 450, Daytz Theatre Ent.

1963: Aubury (sic), 450, Daytz Theatre Ent.

1969-76: Auburn, 475.

1982: 300, SBC Mgt. Corp.

1984-88: SBC Mgt. Corp.

rivest266 on May 9, 2022 at 5:06 pm

Opened July 2nd, 1949 as Danville Drive-In and closed at the end of the season. Danville Drive-In openingDanville Drive-In opening 02 Jul 1949, Sat Sun-Journal (Lewiston, Maine)

It reopened as Auburn Drive-In on June 21st, 1950. Ads posted.

rivest266 on May 10, 2022 at 11:39 am

Last season: 1989.

Kenmore on June 1, 2024 at 1:55 pm

A better address is 48 Poland Spring Rd, Auburn, ME.

Google Maps has updated their addresses. This lines up with the entrance of the drive-in.

Today, the property has three residential homes with a large open portion covered by trees. There is no trace of the drive-in remaining.

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