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The Wellfleet Drive-In Theater, the only
drive-in theater A drive-in theater or drive-in cinema is a form of movie theater, cinema structure consisting of a large outdoor movie screen, a projection booth, a concession stand, and a large parking area for automobiles. Within this enclosed area, customers can ...
on Cape Cod, located in Wellfleet, Massachusetts along U.S. Route 6, near the Massachusetts Audubon Society's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The complex offers first-run double features in season, with other attractions such as indoor cinemas, a flea market, a miniature golf course, and restaurants. The Drive-In is one of the venues for the annual Provincetown International Film Festival in Provincetown, Massachusetts . Frommer's lists the Drive-In as one of the "500 Places to See Before They Disappear" and ''Travel and Leisure'' selected it as a Top Ten Retro Escape.


History

Its original owners, John Jentz and Charlie Zehnder, opened the drive-in on July 3, 1957. It has a screen, with sound provided by both a FM stereo signal and the original individual monaural speakers that can be attached to a car's window. The mini-golf features obstacles that date back to 1961. The cinema was built in the 1980s; according to Eleanor Hazen, its owner at the time, one of the reasons the cinema was built is that film distributors started refusing to allow drive-ins to show first-run feature films.


See also

* List of drive-in theaters * * *


References

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Wellfleet Cinemas
Drive-in theaters in the United States Cinemas and movie theaters in Massachusetts Wellfleet, Massachusetts 1957 establishments in Massachusetts Entertainment companies established in 1957