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Wellfleet Drive In Theater

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Type  Drive-in theater
Phone  +1 508-349-7176
Opened  3 July 1957
Owner  Spring Brook Center Inc
Wellfleet Drive-In Theater
Address  51 US-6, Wellfleet, MA 02667, USA
Similar  Cape Cinema, Nauset Light, Cape Cod Rail Trail, Marconi Beach, Coast Guard Beach

The Wellfleet Drive-In Theater, the only drive-in theater 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 100-by-44-foot (30 m × 13 m) 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.

References

Wellfleet Drive-In Theater Wikipedia


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