Fox Drive-In

7777 Normandy Boulevard,
Jacksonville, FL 32221

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Drive-in theatre off Normandy Boulevard and I-295 in Jacksonville, Florida. Started life as one screen but twinned around 1976. It was operated by Eastern Federal Corporation.

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Harvey
Harvey on August 22, 2006 at 11:32 pm

Fox Drive In Marquee circa 1979

http://www.myspace.com/porkysatthedrivein

Picture taken from Drive-ins.com-a cool resource for the drive-in lover.

Troy4u
Troy4u on March 12, 2007 at 11:50 pm

All I did there was keep the booth equipment up and running when I worked for eastern federal corp. back in the early 80’s and thats when the midway twin drive in by eastern federal was also still open before the walmart !&#*%^ land grabbers got a hold of it.Boy those were the days or well nights actually.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on March 17, 2007 at 10:32 pm

Showed adult fare in the 70s and 80s. Had a capacity for 800 cars.

Harvey
Harvey on March 18, 2007 at 1:35 am

Address given as 7777 Normandy Blvd. Now a Publix Shopping Plaza.

Harvey
Harvey on June 27, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Newspaper ads and times for films that played at the Fox & Midway
here.

gemsroadwarrior
gemsroadwarrior on July 3, 2008 at 9:43 am

Harvey, cool marquee picture and theatre ads. Until only the last couple of years, you could see the drive-in parking spots w/ poles from the back of the trailer park next to where the theatre was located. As a child I remember seeing “Walt Disney’s Snow White” there. In my teens, I saw “Rollercoaster” there on my first drive-in movie date with a girl.

Harvey
Harvey on July 3, 2008 at 10:05 am

To give credit where credit is due, a gentlemen named Tommy Holcombe contributed that picture to drive-ins.com. It’s the only picture of the Fox marquee I’ve been able to find.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 26, 2011 at 6:11 am

7777 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32221

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

The drive-in property itself is occupied by The Oaks At Normandy Apartments, a Publix is built on the propery which fronted between the drive-in and the Normandy Blvd.

EFCMike
EFCMike on September 8, 2018 at 3:08 am

When Eastern Federal twinned both the Fox and the Midway Drive-In, they installed AM Carrier Curent Sound and removed the speakers from all but the last few rows, you know the ones, the rows that the trunk slashers let their cargo out, and the rows with the rocking cars. They remained first run through the early 80’s. Then switched to the “B” movie, Zombie, Slasher soft core format. By 1984 they were Dollar Theatre running second run movies. They did out live the Midway Drive-In, which closed in mid 1984. The Fox closed not long into 1985, thus ending Eastern Federal’s Drive-In operations in Jacksonville, FL.

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