Open Air Drive-In

40 Cleveland Road,
Dalton, MA 01226

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Previous Names: Briggs Open Air Theatre

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Open Air Drive-In

The Briggs Open Air Theatre was opened by 1948. It was located on Route 9 and operated by Alfred Boryta of Briggs Open Air Theatres Inc. with a 400 car capacity. It was still open in 1950. In the 1950-1951 edition of Theatre Catalog it was listed with a capacity for 500 cars and the same in 1952 when it was operated by Edgar Briggs, and re-named Open Air Drive-In. It had closed by 1953.

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TomMc11 on April 27, 2018 at 9:54 am

This appears to be a very early DI and wasn’t there long. I don’t see it on any of the Topographical Maps, but the outline/ramps are visible in the 1959 and 1960 Historic Aerials, but it’s obvious the drive in is no longer functioning at that point. By 1971 there isn’t any hint that a Drive-In used to be there.

davidcoppock on March 18, 2019 at 9:17 pm

I think the site is now a golf course?

Kenmore on June 8, 2019 at 6:10 pm

It’s private property with a home and pool. There is no trace, not even a hint of ramps remaining.

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