Graves Drive-In

1974 N. US 221,
Perry, FL 32327

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Graves Drive-In

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The Graves Drive-In was located north of town. While the theater is long gone, the name lives on thanks to a small restaurant named Graves Drive Inn, which is located in front of where the screen would have been. The ramps still remain and it appears that the concession stand is sitting in the middle of the field.

Contributed by Andy

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on October 23, 2010 at 2:38 am

Open ~1964-~1985? Care to verify the exact dates?

Open for sure in 1967.

Need more info and photos.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Perry, Fla,also had a Community Outdoor Drive-in and a another called Perry Drive-in Theatre.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on October 25, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I couldn’t find either of those on old topographic maps. I’ll look again in case I missed them.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 28, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Community outdoor Drive-in was listed in the 1956 Motion Picture Almanac,Chuck1231.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on January 17, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Here is my January 2011 picture of the Graves Drive-in projection booth and snack bar.

I suspect that Perry’s other drive-in was located on the Old Dixie Highway just north of Florida 30, but I have no concrete proof.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 28, 2011 at 1:18 am

Found the other drive-in on US 98 south of Perry, have a 1951 aerial photo of it. I will make a listing and post.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on January 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm

A picture of the restaurant mentioned in the headnote: http://www.flickr.com/photos/perrygrl/2429032581/

FloridaDriveIns
FloridaDriveIns on October 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Video from 1997: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUrdmhq1nek

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