Garden Auto Theater

4103 Park Street N.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33709

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The Garden Drive-In was located on Park Street North at Tyrone Boulevard, near what is now Tyrone Square Mall. It was opened prior to 1955, and was operated at that time by Mark Cummins.

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AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on April 11, 2010 at 8:10 am

This was replaced by either a shopping center or mobile home park.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 11, 2010 at 10:22 am

It also must have opened in the late 50’s or 60’s cause it is not listed in my Motion Picture Almanac 1956. Five other Drive-ins are listed.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on April 13, 2010 at 7:19 pm

It was listed in the St. Petersburg Times in 1963, if that helps.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on December 6, 2010 at 6:48 am

It’s listed here. South Pasadena is a separate city from St. Pete, even though it’s only about a square mile or two.

RRF
RRF on July 7, 2013 at 4:50 pm

The theater added 50-75 car spaces in a vacant part of the lot for the run of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid during its extended run. It was built by Ben Cohen of Holiday Amusements / Cincinnati Ohio.

jimmyj
jimmyj on December 14, 2013 at 7:15 am

The “Garden Drive In Theater” was popular in the 1950s.

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