BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — For more than seven decades, the Northfield Drive-In Movie Theater has been giving locals exactly what they want; retro throw-back movies, Disney, Pixar, and all the big name films.
According to the Greenfield Reporter, earlier this month Steve and Julia Wiggin bought the historic drive-in, which sits on 15 acres of land straddling the border of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
They're still planning to hold the traditional Memorial Day opening, and show movies by night. During the coronavirus pandemic, the new owners are also looking at other ways to put the location to good use.
"There's great potential to be doing so much more than just the drive-in," Julia Wiggin told WBZ NewsRadio. "We want to open it up... Of course with commencement exercises... opening up for tag sales, we have churches now reaching out to us asking if they can have sermons."
According to Wiggin, the location in Greenfield fits roughly 400 vehicles and it's one of only 20 drive-in's left in New England, but they may be the only ones now taking requests.
"If people have a desire for something specific, let us know," said Wiggin. "We'll try to get it."
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CfamaWBZ) reports: