3.12.09

LONSDALE DRIVE-IN

















LONSDALE DRIVE-IN, Lincoln, RI
This was a fun place to see double bills in the 70's.

Stayed open through the late 80's.


photo by Gerald A. DeLuca

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  1. Man did that place turn into a pond when it rained hard. The Rustic was an X rated drive in at the time, but us teens in northern Rhode Islander had plenty of options during the late 70`s early 80`s. The Quaker in Uxbridge, Milford Drive-in in Mendon, Bellingham, and Sutton as well were close by. And having to drive up Rt.146 in Mass, a 2 lane road at the time. You had to watch out for deer darting across the road, as well as drunk drivers veering into your lane!

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    1. Befor it was a drive in it was all pasture and there was a dozen or so horses in the field, and a small group of us from the Cumberland side of Lonsdale would go there and ride the horses bare back, what a rush that was for a little kid, we also played Pop Warner base ball there close to the Bridge over the Blackstone River.

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    2. The Rustic deserves its own entry, ah ha ha ha ha.

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  2. Saw some flicks there in the mid 80's... Nice.

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