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“A Great Throwback”

Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre
Ranked #1 of 1 Fun & Games in Wellfleet
Certificate of Excellence
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Newton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Great Throwback”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Going to the Wellfleet Drive-in is such a treat. Even the old time commercials before and between the double feature are a hoot. I'm glad they have kept the old fashioned speakers even though the sound comes through the car radio now.

Visited August 2012
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North Haven, ct
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152 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“GREAT!”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

There should be more drive ins around like there was in the 1950's-1970's! Loved coming here! Reasonably priced and a good time! It's always a double feature and adults only pay $9 each...not bad at all for 2 movies! The snack bar is also reasonably priced with a great variety of food and snacks....and friendly employees!

Visited September 2012
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newyork
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Date Night”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

The Wellfleet Drive-in is a well loved Cape Cod treasure. Last year we celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary at the drivie-in. It was past Labor Day so the place was very empty. We had the pick of the parking/viewing spaces. Once selected we had to decide if we wanted to use their speakers or get the sound on our car radio. Although the speakers are cool we opted for the radio. It was a misty night which added to the atmosphere and was quite appropriate for the second movie (there is always a double feature) which was Thor!

We are so looking forward to the Drive-in again this year and by the by it is dog friendly.

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Winthrop, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Rare Gem”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Drive-In Theaters are few and far between. This timeless place marries that classic 1950's vibe with a very lively and contemporary audience. Try the fish-which, too...they make them to order. Bring the kids in their pajamas, pillows and blankets and have a great time.

Visited August 2012
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Brooklyn
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Broken Sound System”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

We were really looking forward to the whole Drive In movie experience. (Yep, looking for a bit of my long-gone youth and taking the kids along for it all.) However, every speaker we tried barely gave out enough sound to be even audible even when held close to your ears!

It's mighty hard to see a movie from the back seat of a car, so we had brought chairs to put next to the cars, just like in the olden days, but because we couldn't hear anything from the speakers, we were all forced to sort of huddle around the car windows to hear from the car radio, which really kinda ruined the experience.

On the plus side, if the speakers worked, it would have been probably a great experience.

Visited August 2012
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