‘Phantom Gourmet’ brothers buy Mendon drive-in

Dan, Dave, and Michael Andelman, the trio behind the Phantom Gourmet brand, walked the grounds of the Mendon Twin Drive-In. It is one of three drive-in theaters left in Massachusetts.
Dan, Dave, and Michael Andelman, the trio behind the Phantom Gourmet brand, walked the grounds of the Mendon Twin Drive-In. It is one of three drive-in theaters left in Massachusetts.Debee Tlumacki for The Boston Globe

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The first time Michael Andelman went to the drive-in theater in Mendon, he was 6 or 7 years old. Clad in pajamas, he and his brothers watched “Dumbo” from the car and drifted off to sleep long before the second feature of the night got rolling.

He was hooked.

“If you said to me when I was 6 years old, ‘What do you want to do with your life?’ I really think I would have said I want to own a drive-in movie theater,” Andelman said.

On Friday, Andelman realized this childhood ambition, when he and brothers Dave and Dan — the trio behind the Phantom Gourmet brand — bought the drive-in theater that was the scene of their favorite childhood outings. Terms were not disclosed.

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