Hoosac Drive-In

199 Howland Avenue,
Adams, MA 01220

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The Hoosac Drive-In was opened August 27, 1950 with Bud Abbott & Lou Costello in “Mexican Hayride” & Joel McCrea in “South of St. Louis”. It was closed in October 1967.

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MrDJDude on February 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm

This one’s long gone, closed and demolished – a packaging company now sits on the site. However, if you look at the aerial on Google maps, it’s fairly obvious what it used to be – the footprint is still there.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 29, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Ken. in my 1956 ALMANAC it said 435 cars and was owned by Boylston.

dallasmovietheaters on August 25, 2015 at 12:22 pm

August 27, 1950 was the launch date for the Hoosac Drive-In with “Mexican Hayride” and “South of St. Louis” on the big screen located on the Adams-North Adams town line. Opened with a capacity for 435 cars on ten ramps. A 36x40' screen was constructed by the original operator, the Boylston Drive-In Corporation circuit.

Greg_Faris on February 4, 2018 at 2:28 pm

I used to work there as a projectionist in the 1970s. At that time it was owned by Al Coury, who also owned Coury’s Drive-In in North Adams.

davidcoppock on March 30, 2020 at 8:06 am

Why the name Hoosac?

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on March 30, 2020 at 10:33 am

“Hoosac” is a geographical name in that area of MA. Near Adams is the Hoosac Tunnel, a rail tunnel built in the 19th Century.

CTCrouch on March 30, 2020 at 1:01 pm

And the word, meaning “place of stones”, originated from the indigenous people who once inhabited the region.

50sSNIPES on March 30, 2020 at 2:54 pm

The Hossiac Drive-In Only Lasted For At Least 17 Years. In Early September 1967, The Hossiac Drive-In Ended Up Showing Their Last First-Run Film. The Theater Ended Up Closing In October 1967 Because The Hossiac Did Not Had A Huge Success Running Horror Films For An Entire Month. The Theater However Sat Abandoned For Decades.

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