- Bridgton (Cumberland County) Maine
Bridgton Drive-in: 207-647-8666
located on Route 302 (40 mins from Portland)
Originally built in 1961 and under same ownership since 1971,
the Bridgton had added a second screen in their first season
of the New Millenium. Their season runs May thru September;
screening a pair of double features nitely, and using an FM radio
broadcast for delivering the movies' soundtrack. Admission:
adults $6 per person; kids $4 aged 11 and under. You find
the Drive-in 2.5 miles outside the village (Portland side).
- Madawaska (Aroostook County) Maine
Skylight Drive-in: 207-728-7583
Upper 11th Avenue (off Route 1)
Although the telephone number was disconnected for
the Skylight for a while there (as previously reported),
it is now very much open for Season 2001. Which is
a good thing; because among other things, we'd like
to point-out that the single screen 300-car Skylight
is America's northernmost Drive-in .. it is actually
north of Montreal (nor'east), on the American side,
and actually within walking distance of Canada.
And speaking of geography .. the Skylight is also
just off Route 1, the east coast equivalent of ol'
historic Route 66, and Maine is also one of the
few places where you can still get a sense and a
resemblance of what it was once like to travel it.
- Portland (Cumberland County) Maine
see: Westbrook, Maine
- Saco (York County) Maine
Saco Drive-in: 207-284-1016
located at 969 Portland Road (Route 1)
Oldest of Maine's Drive-ins (July 1939) and the
second-oldest of America's operating Drive-ins;
(the oldest one is Shankweiler's in Orefield, PA).
The Saco has a capacity for 500 cars and their
season runs May - September, screening double
features. Adm: $10/couple ($2.50 per add'l person).
Gates open at 7:30PM and the show starts at Dusk.
- Skowhegan (Somerset County) Maine
Skowhegan Drive-in: 207- 474-9277
located on East Front Street
The Skowhegan is open weekends only at the beginning and
at the end of the Drive-in season (Season 2001 is their 48th);
stretching the weekend to 5 nites (Thursday-Monday) as the
days grow longer, and then the screen is lit-up 7 nites a week
in peak summer - while school is out; with double features.
Admission: $5 for ages 12&up; 11& under admitted free.
- Westbrook (Cumberland County) Maine
Pride's Corner Drive-in: 207-797-3154
located at 651 Bridgeton Road
Pride's Corner is the nearest Drive-in to Portland, and
has been in operation since the early days of the boom
(1953). Early in the season, it is usually open only on the
weekends, but runs 7 nites thru the Summer, screening
double features nitely. You'll find it right off Route 302 --
a mile and a half from the Portland - Westbrook line.
Admission: $5 adults; $3.50 for ages 11 and under.
We have received a considerable amount of eMail
concerning the status of Pride's Corner .. and so, for the
record: YES- the Drive-in was "dark" owing to a freak storm
this past February (2001), which took a swipe at their screen ..
BUT- all the reports of their demise have been exaggerated.
After extensive and costly repairs, they re-opened in July.