Throwback Thursday: Rustic Drive-In

Open since 1951, the Rustic Drive-In has stood the test of time, outlasting thirteen other drive-ins that operated in Rhode Island in the 1960s.

Rhode Island Monthly is celebrating twenty-five years. We’ve changed a lot since 1988 (while you're here, check out our new website), and in some cases, so has the rest of the state. For #ThrowbackThursday, we’ll take a weekly dip into the archives to show off an image that has appeared in a past issue of Rhode Island Monthly. We’ll see what’s changed a lot and what really hasn’t changed all that much.

 

Open since 1951, the Rustic Drive-In has stood the test of time, outlasting thirteen other drive-ins that operated in Rhode Island in the 1960s. This photo, which appeared in the May 2000 issue of Rhode Island Monthly, displays some hit movie titles from 1999. While the blockbusters have certainly changed, the Rustic has too, having switched from 35mm film to digital this past summer.

 

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