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I’m 64 and watched the drive-in being built in 1956. My dad owned Sadler’s Tavern two doors down on The White Horse Pike. The first movie I saw there was The Creature From The Black Lagoon. I played on the swings and monkey bars til it got dark and the cartoon came on. My dad and brothers would walk at dusk to the rear of the property to watch the movie with no sound. In 1972 I was stationed at Fort Dix and brought a date with two bottles of Boones Farm Strawberry Hill wine and didn’t see the movie. In the 70’s the Country Western Tavern was booming. Being from Philly I brought my aunt to see the place in the 80’s but learned it burned to the ground. The new 14 theaters were just being built then. I moved to Connecticut with my family in 1959 but always treasured my memory of Atco NJ and the Drive In.
Atco Drive In Theatre is an early memory in my 64yr life. I watched it being built in 1956. My late Dad owned a tavern called Sadler’s Tavern two doors down on the White Horse Pike in 1955- 1957. I vividly remember walking back to the observe the screen being constructed and My dad and mom bringing me and my two brothers to see Creature From The Black Lagoon. I played on the swings and monkey bars while waiting for the darkness to start the movie. In 1972 while stationed at Fort Dix I brought a date to the still functioning drive-in with two bottles of bones farm strawberry hill. I did not watch the movie.