The Pleasant Valley Drive-in Movie Theater has been in continuous
operation since 1947, and under the same ownership for the past
19 years. The theater is located on a 3-acre grass field, bordered
by towering pines, and situated adjacent to the Framington River.
The rural setting hosts a capacity for up to 250 cars and looks like
once upon a time in America. Our projectors (nicknamed Castor and
Pollack are among the very oldest 35mm film set-ups still in operation.
These antique beasties are Brenkert BX60's, and are lit with carbon arc.
They were originally acquired at an auction in Boston back in 1947, after
being "decommissioned" — having served aboard a World War 2 Navy ship!
The Drive-in operates on a seasonal basis, and continuing
a 67-year local tradition, the movies begin at dusk. Except in
the most inclement weather, we are serving movies rain or shine
(that'd be MOONshine!), plus food, beverages, and famously fresh
popcorn, April thru October: on weekends in Spring & Fall, and also
on Thursday nites during our peak Summer season. The audio aspect
of the movies is provided with a local radio broadcast: tune to 87.9 FM.
located on River Road, in Pleasant Valley (Barkhamsted) CT
Litchfield County Connecticut 06063
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* Did you know: the Academy Award winning actress
Bette Davis was a resident of Westport, Connecticut
(she lived at 1 Crooked Mile Road, Westport, CT 06880)