28th Street Drive-In

4990 28th Street North,
St. Petersburg, FL 33714

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28th Street Drive-In

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The 28th Street Drive-In opened in 1951. It had a capacity for 650 cars. The 28th Street Drive-In closed in July of 2000. The last movie to play there was “Rules of Engagement” with Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson.

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AndyCallahanMajorMajor on December 25, 2009 at 9:16 am

Here are some pictures taken right after it closed.

TLSLOEWS on April 22, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Thanks MajorMayjor.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on May 21, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Found a picture that I had taken of the backside of the screen. This could be seen from I-275 just south of the 54th Avenue North exit.

TLSLOEWS on May 21, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Nice photo MajorMajor.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 22, 2010 at 5:47 am

it parked 750 cars and was owned in the late 50’s by P.J.Jones and Carl Floyd.

rivest266 on November 19, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I posted the January 2nd, 1950 grand opening ad here.

FloridaDriveIns on January 1, 2012 at 8:09 am

Video from the last show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK2W5xkA5Xs

P. K. "Budd" Ballard
P. K. "Budd" Ballard on January 18, 2012 at 11:05 am

I was the projectionist there for many years and own one of the RCA ( Brenkert ) projection heads. I also have many pictures including the projection booth both with two projectors and arc lamps and with one projector and platter.

patijo on July 13, 2013 at 7:42 am

My Baby was the one in the swing LOL

jimmyj on December 14, 2013 at 7:13 am

In High School the “28th Street Drive In” was known as “The Passion Pit”

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