Washington Shores Drive-In

Columbia Street and Bruton Boulevard,
Orlando, FL 32805

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Samuel Augustus Jennings
Samuel Augustus Jennings on July 1, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Does anyone remember the Cameo Theater on Mills in Colonialtown that closed in 1949? It is being restored and the young architect is looking for pictures of the original building.

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 31, 2012 at 2:59 am

Approx. address for this drive-in is now 3980 Columbia Street.

Samuel Augustus Jennings
Samuel Augustus Jennings on November 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Thank you for the wonderful aerial view of the Washington Shores Drive-In Theater. Are you from Orlando? We moved on Vineland Road in 1950 and I never heard anyone refer to our community as Roosevelt Park. Washington Park was the common name of this rural colored section outside the city limits of the segregated “City Beautiful”. It was actually quite “Third World” by today’s standards.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 6, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I have uploaded an aerial of the drive-in. It was on the outskirts of town back in 1952.

Samuel Augustus Jennings
Samuel Augustus Jennings on May 21, 2009 at 9:59 am

Columbia Street and Bruton Boulevard were once named Vineland Road which was a two-lane blacktop that meandered through west Orange County in all directions causing so much confusion that individual names were eventually adopted for specific segments.