Mohawk Drive-In

100 Airport Road,
Gardner, MA 01440

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Mohawk Drive-In

The Mohawk Drive-In opened around 1950 and closed in 2000. Car capacity was for 500.

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on July 24, 2009 at 4:40 am

It was right where Mohawk Dr. is now.

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on July 24, 2009 at 9:22 am

I’d be willing to bet the new housing subdivision named the street after the drive-in. There was no street there while the drive-in was open.

MrDJDude on July 24, 2009 at 9:35 am

This was last owned by David Fedeli, who also owns the Tri-Town Drive-In in Lunenberg, along with a pair of independant multi-plexes. He was also the last owner of the Whalom Drive in.

This is a pretty interesting article. It give a pretty good history of the Fedeli family’s involvement in the theater business over the last, oh, 80 years or so.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on July 24, 2009 at 9:51 am

The article was written almost 3 years ago, and the drive-in is still open today. So wonder what happened in the time since the article has been written?

Here’s an update, not sure of the date of this article however….

NYozoner on February 14, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Airport Rd & Mohawk Dr, Gardner, MA 01440

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

Element02 on April 11, 2011 at 2:04 pm

In September of ‘84, the Drive-In recieved national attention and mention in several leading newspapers across the country. An all-night movie marathon ended in destruction when a large group of around a hundred teens began to riot. Some of the movies being shown that night were 'Rocky III’ ‘The Waitresses’ and ‘Reckless.’

The drive-in theatre was at near capacity that night, with nearly 2,000 people in attendance. The unruly group began to light bonfires and throw bottles at patrons. Police and firefighters were called in, several law enforcement officers were hurt during the incident and the fence bordering the drive-in was knocked down when a teen made an unsuccessful attempt to elude officers.

jwmovies on November 13, 2016 at 2:32 am

The address for this Drive-in is 100 Airport Rd, Gardner MA 01440.

Please update.

Sarah B
Sarah B on November 8, 2023 at 12:14 pm

The final film was a double feature of chicken run and Thomas and the magic railroad

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