Anthony Drive-In

271 Northside Drive,
Bennington, VT 05201

368 cars

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Previously operated by: Affiliated Theatres

Previous Names: Bennington Drive-In

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1964 print ad via Kevin O'Malley.

The Bennington Drive-In was opened on April 23, 1949 with Bud Abbott & Lou Costello in “Buck Privates” & Edward Arnold in “Diamond Jim”. It was operated by J. Alonzo & A.R. Willard with Affiliated Theatres Corp. Around 1953 it was renamed Anthony Drive-In was still open 1965. It was closed in the early-1980’s

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

jwmovies on October 31, 2014 at 3:28 pm

This drive-in was actually between Bennington and North Bennington.

The address for this drive-in was 271 Northside Dr. Bennington VT 05201.

Please update.

Kenmore on September 17, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Interestingly enough, the property is vacant with the only remaining trace of the drive-in being the foundation of the projection booth/concession stand.

NYozoner on December 29, 2016 at 4:08 am

Visible in 1951 aerial photos, also listed in 1950 Film Daily Yearbook as Bennington Drive-In.

Greg_Faris on February 4, 2018 at 3:21 pm

I worked there as a projectionist in the mid 1970s. It had Simplex E7 projectors with Strong High-Intensity arc lamps, and a magnificent Western Electric Vacuum Tube amplification system.

davidcoppock on October 18, 2018 at 9:47 pm

Opened on 23/4/1949 with “Buck privates” and “Diamond Jim”.

kennerado on December 25, 2019 at 8:52 pm

The entrance road still exists along with possibly the roadside marquee. Also interestingly, the bowling place “Bennington Lanes” is still there and has been there since at least 1965 when the drive-in was still operating.

50sSNIPES on March 22, 2020 at 7:44 am

The Bennington Drive-In Is Closed Sometime In The Early 1980s With A Confusing Moment.

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