Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Drive-In

201 New Jersey 73,
Palmyra, NJ 08065

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Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Drive-In

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The Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Drive-In opened April 24, 1957. The drive-in is currently used on weekends as a flea market. I recall that when I was in college the toll for the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge was a nickel. It may have gone up since then.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 30, 2008 at 1:30 am

“How much for that empty shell? I’ll give you two dollars”.

edblank
edblank on June 3, 2008 at 4:34 am

Saw “Birdman of Alcatraz” here in the summer of 1962.

RickB
RickB on March 24, 2009 at 11:56 am

Per the Inquirer, the cleanup has been finished and the flea market reopened last weekend.

Stosh
Stosh on April 4, 2009 at 5:04 am

I remember the Tacony-Palmyra Drive-In being open in the mid-1950’s – in fact, I can still remember the marquee posting the Ava Gardner picture ‘The Barefoot Contessa’, which was released in 1954.

Living in NE Philly, we’d come across the bridge for a nickel!

Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on September 28, 2009 at 9:48 pm

The bridge was free on Christmas Eve, 1972, when I was coming back to NJ after running a show @ the FOX Levittown on US 1.

I always got a kick about the two drive-in’s on RT. 73 being so close to each other. I used to ride around thinking that there were too many drive-in’s! That changed reel fast around 1983 – 87.

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm

The address for the Tacony-Palmyra Flea Market is 201 New Jersey 73.

TheALAN
TheALAN on June 7, 2015 at 8:09 pm

No Ken, the Tacony-Palmyra bridge toll is no longer a nickel. It’s free to cross the bridge to New Jersey but it’ll cost $2 to get back to Pennsylvania.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on June 10, 2015 at 8:01 pm

Status needs to be updated to 2 screens and a twin. If you look closely at the newspaper add you’ll see it was a twin.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 18, 2016 at 5:49 pm

April 24th, 1957 grand opening ad in photo section. Opened with one screen.

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