Madawaska Drive-In

382 U.S. 1,
Upper Frenchville, ME 04784

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Previously operated by: Daytz Theatre Enterprises Corp.

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Madawaska Drive-In

The Madawaska Drive-In was opened prior to 1951 when it was operated by E. Micheaud and Herbert Higgins. It was listed in the 1950-1951 edition of Theatre Catalog and located in Madawaska. By 1957 it was operated by Daytz Theatre Enterprises Corp. Now Chamberland Warehouse. A Madawaska Drive-In was listed in the 1970 edition of Film Daily Yearbook. Google does not map correctly. It is the building on the east side of highway. This was Madawaska when this theatre was open.

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davidcoppock on November 1, 2016 at 2:34 am

Where did the unusual drive-in name come from?

MichaelKilgore on September 9, 2017 at 11:08 am

Every listing I’ve seen has it in Madawaska ME.

The 1952-56 Theatre Catalogs show the Madawaska DI, E. Micheaud and Herbert Higgins, 300. Not listed in the 1949-50 edition.

Here’s what the (I)MPAs show:

1953-54: Drive-In, 300, Emile Michaud.

1955-63: Drive-In, 300, Emile Michand.

1969: Drive-In, 300.

1972-76: not listed.

1978-88: Madawaska DI, PO Box 259, “Eldon Stcyr” or “Eldon, St. Cyr.”, 300.

MichaelKilgore on September 9, 2017 at 11:17 am

Historic Aerials shows a drive-in at 47.337 N, -68.376 W, now in Frenchville. That’s gotta be it. HA has a photo from 1981 and a topo map reference from 1986. (Also photos from 1996-97, then replaced by a building in 2007.) Oddly, it’s not on the 1973 topo map; that plus the IMPA hiatus make me wonder if we’re really talking about two different drive-ins.

The Google Street View from Sept. 2015 shows the site with a sign for CAN-AM Forest Products.

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