Twinkle Star Drive-In

US 92 & Dairy Road,
Auburndale, FL 33823

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Twinkle Star Drive-In

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The Twinkle Star Drive-In was operating prior to 1955. It catered specifically for an African American audience, and was operated by Talgar Theatres.

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on June 1, 2010 at 11:39 pm

1994 Imagery on Google Earth shows a big drive-In right where the Wal Mart is at 92 and Berkley Rd.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on June 2, 2010 at 5:39 am

That’s the Dale Drive-in, which was Auburndale’s white drive-in. I don’t think the Twinkle Star made it very far into the 60s, if at all.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 2, 2010 at 11:41 am

Another Walmart!

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on October 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm

The theater appears to have been operating until at least 1959. One newspaper ad I found leads me to believe it was at the northwest corner of US 92 and Dairy Road. This makes sense, too, as this area has historically been the black side of town.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 24, 2011 at 2:24 am

Here is a 1957 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on January 24, 2011 at 6:05 am

Okay, so now the Dale Drive-In on the West side of town needs to be added by someone. The one on Neptune drive where the Walmart is now.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 24, 2011 at 6:57 pm

It parked 190 cars and was owned by Talgar theatre co,Out of Lakeland. Flordia.B.B.Garner,president,Mamie Newman was the booker.

gentillyorleans
gentillyorleans on January 11, 2012 at 10:05 am

I’ve confirmed with Judy Crews, a lady who has worked in drive-in theatres since 1958, that the Twinkle Star was indeed on the corner of 92 & Dairy Road. She said it’s still a vacant lot, and the ramps are still visable.

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

Approx. location for this drive-in was just north of Charlotte Rd & Old Winter Haven Rd. Dairy is north of Hwy 92, drive-in was SE of the highway.

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