Cinema 67 Drive-In

2037 Highway 67,
Spencer, IN 47460

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Cinema 67 Drive-In

The Records Drive-In opened in 1957 and remains open today. It has a capacity for 350 cars. It was renamed Cinema 67 Drive-In around 1973.

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Chris1982
Chris1982 on June 14, 2014 at 9:08 pm

The correct address for this drive-in is 2037 Highway 67. Telephone is 812.879.4240

Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 21, 2014 at 2:23 am

From their website: All New Digital Projection and Sound

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on May 30, 2019 at 7:29 am

The Oct. 19, 1957 issue of BoxOffice gave us an approximate opening date and the reason for the drive-in’s first name:

“SPENCER, IND. – Charles E. and Charles P. Records of Bloomington, Ind., have opened the Records Drive-In at the junction of state roads 43 and 67 five miles north of here. The new drive-in accommodates more than 400 cars, has an all-steel panoramic screen.”

A 2013 article in Indianapolis Monthly told the story of Jon Walker, who bought the old Records “40 years ago” (1973?) and changed its name “in honor of the state highway”.

The drive-in’s first appearance in the Motion Picture Almanac’s drive-in list was the 1960 edition, capacity 500, owner “Phil Records by Pete Fortune”. In 1962, it was Phil Records by Indianapolis Co-op, and the 1963-66 MPAs listed Ora Sparks in charge.

The 1976 MPA still called it the Records, but the MPA was mostly on autopilot during 1967-76. The 1977-79 MPAs showed it as the Cinema 67, capacity 350, owner B. Dennis. For 1980-82, that switched to J. Walker; the 1983-88 editions listed W. Reed. I’d guess he was related to Ron Reed, who co-owned Spencer’s indoor theater, the Tivoli, with “John” Walker.

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