Brackley Drive-in vs. Hurricane Juan

I received the following note from my friend and customer Bob Boyle at the Brackley Drive-in:

I thought I would email you and show you what has happened to the screen during to hurricane. All is lost but will return. Insurance will cover a small portion of the cost to rebuild if any. It feels like a death of a friend when I look at the space where it once stood for 44 years bring enjoyment to those who came over the years and myself. A new screen will rebuilt but it won’t be from 1959. We will be taking donations to help rebuild so we can continue the drive-in for many years to come for all of our our drive-in fans. Today is day 1 in the rebirth of the Brackley Drive-in once again.

He sent this photo of the damage:
Brackley Drive-in vs. Hurrican Juan


Stephen DesRoches's picture
Stephen DesRoches on September 30, 2003 - 15:33 Permalink

One of the better pictures yet showing how much damage this Hurricane really caused.

Erin's picture
Erin on September 30, 2003 - 18:54 Permalink

Oh good god. I live in Stanhope, not far away, and it is very sad to see this. But I’m glad they intend to rebuild.

Andrew Chisholm's picture
Andrew Chisholm on October 2, 2003 - 03:21 Permalink

Yeah, I’m glad they will rebuild. I have some pictures at home on my camera of the damage caused in some areas of Halifax… I’ll let you guys know once they are online.

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Chuck on December 29, 2003 - 18:31 Permalink

So very sad to see the damage to the drive in screen — I hope they are able to rebuild and continue such a fine tradition — my young children think the Brackely Drive In is a bit of heaven of earth — and they are right.

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Kevin on May 14, 2004 - 13:15 Permalink

I am gald that the drive in is opening in June. Since my family moved to PEI eight years ago it has been a tradition for us to go to the season opening weekend of the drive in, as well as through the summer. We look forward to continuing our tradition!