Fairlee Motel and Drive-in Theater

1809 US Route 5 North
Fairlee, VT 05045


The Fairlee Motel and Drive-in Theater is small old-fashioned motel located on Route 5 in rural Vermont.  We are one of two motel/movie drive-in combos in the country.  What this means is that located behind the motel is a real Drive-in Movie Theater, open every summer with all the current movie hits.

the Drive-in was first built in 1950, and was originally called the Hi-way 5 Drive-in.  Back then I-91 didn't exist and Route 5 was the main road.  This included the movie screen, projection booth and snack bar. In 1960, six rooms were built on the snack bar's south side, and in 1966 six more rooms were added to the north side.  With the second owners the name changed to the Fairlee Drive-in.  We, the third and current owners, bought the combo in 2003.  We added FM stereo sound, outside sound by the snack truck and projection booth and a new projector for a much brighter picture!

starting this summer we will be repairing many of the speakers out in the field.  Over the years many have been ripped off the posts by forgetful patrons at the end of the night and others just need new parts.

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