Here’s another drive-in story that never fails to bring a smile to my face: After the Southington Drive-In in Plantsville CT closed over a decade ago, local civic groups got together to revive it as a benefit for non-profit groups. This week, the drive-in committee announced its movie lineup for 2019, and the Meriden Record-Journal not only ran a nice story about it, they included a video.
Drive-in committee member and apparent spokesperson Dawn Miceli spoke with the Record-Journal about the success of the Southington project. Each week a different organization hosts the drive-in and received the proceeds it generates. Since the Southington was reopened, it has raised over $200,000 for those groups.
Last year the committee erected a new 22-foot tall entrance sign, a replica of the original 1955 sign. I can’t embed it here because it’s http (as opposed to Google-approved https), so be sure to go watch the video to see that sign as well as some fast photos of previous marquees. Enjoy!