Gainesville Drive-In

2308 SE Hawthorne Road,
Gainesville, FL 32641

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Gainesville Drive-In

The Gainesville Drive-In opened in 1950. This twin screen could accommodate 400 cars. The drive-in changed from main stream movies to adult movies in 1970.

The Drive-In closed in 1992 and was later demolished. There is now a Lion King Supermarket where the theatre once stood.

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Troy Powell
Troy Powell on June 18, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I ran this drive in about 1985.Second screen was destroyed by hurricane. Improved food quality,sound and screen which brought up per cap about 150%. Took out terminal Devry projector & put in Brenkert projector with 4500 watt lamphouse & WOW what an improvment.

MichaelKilgore on May 5, 2021 at 1:07 pm

Boxoffice, March 25, 1963: “Alan V. Iselin of Iselin Theatres has purchased the Gainesville (Fla.) Drive-In, and will spend $75,000 in renovating the ten-year-old 560-car situation. He acquired the Trail Drive-In at Sarasota, Fla., a year ago.”

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