Atlantic Drive-In

5854 Atlantic Boulevard,
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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Atlantic Drive-In

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The Jacksonville Drive-In opened in 1950. A Publix supermarket is now in its place.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

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atlmike
atlmike on May 16, 2008 at 2:44 am

This was a great drive-in. When I was growing up in the ‘60’s they showed the usual drive-in fare— double and triple features. I saw countless horror movies here and remember them fondly. The main thing about the Atlantic was that a neighborhood was right behind it. At some point there must have been some tension between the neighborhood and the drive-in because an accomodation had been reached…the homes had speakers in their backyards! How about that? Go out on the patio on a nice evening, turn up the sound, and watch the movie on the big screen straight ahead! I was very jealous of the people who lived there!

ozmarules
ozmarules on December 14, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Altmike – can I have your contact info – I would like to ask you a few questions about this drive in – thanks – Candace

StanleyNorton
StanleyNorton on February 2, 2010 at 7:12 am

The Atlantic Drive In opened around 1939 (not 1950 as indicated at the top of the page) and was Florida’s first drive in. I remember seeing a re-release of Gone With The Wind there sometime in the middle 40’s.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 26, 2011 at 5:37 am

5854 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which operated from 1939-75.

The drive-in was known as the Jacksonville Drive-In from 1939-45, so an “also known as” should be added to the heading.

1960 aerial photo courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.

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