Auburn-Garrett Drive-In

1014 State Road 8,
Garrett, IN 46738

Unfavorite 4 people favorited this theater

Showing 8 comments

NeonMichael on July 18, 2017 at 5:58 pm

The 1969 IMPA already showed a capacity of 430, so I’m guessing that either the parking expansion came before the new screen, or they both happened a little earlier than estimated.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 17, 2016 at 8:47 am

Added some new pictures.

kencmcintyre on October 12, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Here is a June 2007 story from the Ft. Wayne Reader:

vknepper on July 20, 2006 at 8:33 am

My family and I have been going for years. My mom and dad took us and now I am taking my kids. We try to make it at least a couple times each summer but we love going on labor day and getting to watch 3 movies for the price of one at any other kind of theatre. Thanks for keeping this place going we love it.

CinemaAssociatesTheatres on July 7, 2006 at 9:15 pm

Websites: OR OR

Chain: Cinema Associates

Remodels / Expansions: Originally built in 1951 as the Tri-Way Drive-In as a smaller, single screen. A few years later, more parking was added. A new screen replaced the old screen with the advent of Cinemascope and the name was changed to Auburn-Garrett Drive-In Theatre. In the early 70’s, an even bigger screen was erected as yet another replacement, and additional parking was added bringing the capacity to 420 cars. This is the screen currently in use, and the current capacity is still 420 cars.

We are one of the few remaining drive-in theatres that does not charge for children 11 and under.

Daylight savings time in the state of Indiana has been a difficult adjustment, but we are still producing sell-out nights and record breaking box office events.

This year marks our 55th anniversary, and we constantly thank our patrons for our success and endurance over the years.

MagicLantern on May 15, 2006 at 5:43 pm

This drive-in appeared in the film “Freak”.

mikemorano on June 28, 2005 at 5:55 am

Thanx much for the update.