The iconic Weirs Drive-in Theatre will screen its final movies Monday night, ending a remarkable run for this slice of Americana in Laconia, N.H.
Opening with a single screen in 1949, the Drive-in, after being purchased by the Baldi family in 1974, added three more screens. Today, its 13 acres look a little tired, but every night through the Lakes Region summer, cars and vans and pickup trucks piled with mattresses and blankets fill its parking lot.
Patricia Baldi, 79, has agreed to sell the property to a property developer, who plans to build luxury condos. With the final curtain for the Weirs finally here, we grabbed a popcorn, and went to take in the sights and sounds one last time.