The Wellfleet Drive-In Theater, the only
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 feature
s in season, with other attractions such as indoor cinemas, a flea market
a miniature golf
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.
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.
* List of drive-in theaters
External linksWellfleet Cinemas
Drive-in theaters in the United States
Cinemas and movie theaters in Massachusetts
1957 establishments in Massachusetts
Entertainment companies established in 1957