4th Street Drive-In

7200 4th Street North,
St. Petersburg, FL 33702

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jimmyj
jimmyj on December 14, 2013 at 7:10 am

I recall in the late 1940s each car was issued a hand operated mosquite spray gun as the mosquitoes were very bad. As the cars exited the movie you gave back the “Mosquito Sprayer” at the ticket booth.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on November 10, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Uploaded aerial from 1969.. It looks like the property sat empty for all long time before it was redeveloped.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on July 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Just did some checking and found the closing date was May 28, 1956. The ad states, “closed till further notice” although checking the time clock listings monthly through 1957 showed no futher ads. The last features shown were “Carousel” and “New York Confidential”

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on September 28, 2012 at 6:37 pm

You are welcome Nick…I had to check myself, I thought maybe I uploaded the wrong pictures!! Same basic design.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on November 21, 2011 at 11:04 am

Thanx hispeed54! This is amazing. At first glance I thought this was the Hillsboro D/I in Tampa. The marquee, entrance layout, and screen tower are identical although the width on this screen looks to be just slightly less wide than the Hillsboro. The “Drive-In Theatre” neon target sign is also identical although the target design is more pronounced on this screen.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on November 19, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Enjoy the new pictures…

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on November 1, 2010 at 11:27 am

That’s Florida State Theaters.

Need more info and photos.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 26, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Andy, it parked 400 cars and was owned by Flordia Theatres.