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 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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RickB on April 29, 2008 at 5:11 pm

The flea market was shut down last month after an unexpected hazard was discovered: WWII-vintage shells buried on the site. Turns out the Army used the site for testing during the war, including lobbing howitzer shells from Philadelphia across the Delaware River to land in Palmyra. Philadelphia Inquirer story here and a small picture from 1985 here.

The story says the drive-in opened in 1957 and closed in 1986.

kencmcintyre on April 29, 2008 at 5:30 pm

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

edblank on June 2, 2008 at 8:34 pm

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

RickB on March 24, 2009 at 4:56 am

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

Stosh on April 3, 2009 at 9:04 pm

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 1:48 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 on December 18, 2012 at 11:11 am

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

TheALAN on June 7, 2015 at 12:09 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 on June 10, 2015 at 12:01 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.

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