Capitol Drive-In

S. Monroe Street and Tram Road,
Tallahassee, FL 32305

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The Capitol Drive-In opened May 25, 1948 with June Haver in “Three Little Girls in Blue”. It reopened as the Drive-In on July 15, 1949. It was operated by Talgar Theatres Co. and had a capacity for 400 cars. In 1953 it was again renamed Capitol Drive-In. It had closed in 1975. The screen was destroyed by fire in 1988.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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irvl on August 19, 2010 at 1:27 am

Actually, this theatre was the Parkway Drive In Theatre. The Capitol Drive In was on South Monroe Street at Four Points.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 26, 2010 at 2:18 pm






1961? Talger Theaters
1964-1968? Kent Theaters of Jacksonville Fla., Frederick H, Kent, President & Owner

Open 1950?
Open for sure in 1967
Closed by 1975
Screen burned down by late 1980's
Now a retention pond

Need a more complete address, more info, and photos.

rivest266 on November 12, 2011 at 6:49 pm

1967 aerial photo posted here.

jwmovies on September 17, 2012 at 5:12 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 3477 S. Monroe Street.

rivest266 on January 14, 2017 at 5:09 pm

Grand opening ad in the photo section and

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Tony Sullivan
Tony Sullivan on February 2, 2018 at 6:29 pm

This theatre also opened earlier on May 25th, 1948 as the Capital Drive-In, owned by Frank Lewis and Bill Bailey.

Kenmore on February 2, 2018 at 8:51 pm

A closer address (at least for Google) is 3501 Woodville HWY, Tallahassee, FL. The retention pond where the drive-in once stood is just to the south of the address.

rivest266 on February 2, 2018 at 10:03 pm

Here is the ad that Tony refers to:

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It had a reopening as simply “Drive-In” on September 16th, 1949 and started to use the Capital Drive-In name again in 1953.

davidcoppock on October 21, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Closed in 1975. Screen burned down in 1988. Site is now a retention pond.

DavidZornig on March 26, 2019 at 12:53 pm

Image added confirms Kent Theaters of Tallahassee.

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