Manchester Drive-In

777 S. Willow Street,
Manchester, NH 03101

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Manchester Drive-In

Opened in 1949, in the 1950’s, this was the place to go in the city of Manchester, New Hampshire. The state’s largest city was home to only two drive-in theatres at one time.

The Manchester Drive-In parked 365 cars making it smaller than many drive-ins located in smaller towns in New Hampshire. It was owned by Edward Lider. It was closed around 1970 and was soon demolished.

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AndyCallahanMajorMajor on October 25, 2010 at 5:09 pm

I was able to locate two drive-ins in the Manchester area. Neither have Manchester mailing addresses, but they were both located just outside town. Sadly, both have been replaced by Walmart.

North of town:
3 Commerce Dr, Hooksett, NH 03106

West of town:
17 Colby Ct, Bedford, New Hampshire 03110

CSWalczak on October 25, 2010 at 6:56 pm

According to its entry at, the Manchester Drive-in was located to the south at 777 S. Willow St., Manchester, NH 03101.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on November 2, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Open ~1949-~1975? Can anyone verify the exact dates?

Open for sure in 1967.


1955-1967 Daytz Theater Enterprises Corp. of Boston, Samuel Feinstein, Owner. He owned 25 theaters.

1967-1975 Yamins, Nathan, Theatrical Enterprises/Fall River Theaters Corp. of Boston (Brighton), Edward W. Linder, President. They had 25 theaters.

Need more info and photos.

timgold on December 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Edward Lider was my grandfather. This was fun to find. I used to go to their movie theaters.

Is there anyone who can help me find info on Nathan Yamins and Theatrical Enterprises/Fall River Theaters Corp. of Boston, etc???

Thank you

On another Note Edward flew a fighter plane in WW2 and Pearl Harbor. Today was the 70th Anniversary

davidcoppock on November 7, 2018 at 3:37 am

Opened in 1949. Closed in(1970?). Demolished in 1970. Site is now a strip mall.

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