Alton Drive-In

83 Main Street,
Alton, NH 03809

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Previously operated by: Daytz Theatre Enterprises Corp.

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Alton Drive-In

Located in Southeast New Hampshire in Alton. The Alton Drive-In was a simple drive-in for the local residents of that part of the state and opened in 1950, operated by George Garrett. It did park 250 cars. By 1957 it was owned by Daytz Theatre Enterprises Corp., a theatre chain that had a few screens in New Hampshire. It had closed by 1970.

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jwmovies on October 27, 2014 at 11:44 pm

The location of this drive-in was just south of School St. on Main St. (Hwy 11).

If you look closely about a half block, you can see the entrance, some ramps and some of the screen foundation.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 16, 2015 at 11:29 am

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Alton Drive-In; it’s Card # 606. But no one filled it out so there is no info. There is an undated photo which shows a wide driveway and a screen in the far distance. From the number on the card and the appearance of the card, I estimate that it dates from about 1950-51.

jwmovies on February 4, 2019 at 9:39 pm

Update: The address for this theater is 73 Main St. Alton NH 03809. Subway now sits on the property around where the box office stood.

Please update.

Kenmore on February 5, 2019 at 10:47 am

73 Main Street is NOT the entrance of the drive-in. Instead, it is a house that sits near the property but not connected.

83 Main Street, Alton NH 03809 is more accurate. On Google Maps the address indicates the Subway and Alton Auto Alignment, which as noted before sits close to where the box office once stood. It should be noted that the drive-in entrance road was widened and renamed “Village Circle”.

In addition, a new parking lot and drive has eliminated the remains of the screen foundation. The remaining traces of the ramps have been virtually wiped out due to the land being cleared. Apart from the general outline, there is little of the drive-in remaining.

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