Decatur Drive-In

3838 N. Salem Road,
Decatur, IN 46733

500 cars

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The Decatur Drive-In opened in the mid-1960’s with a car capacity of 500 cars. It was part of the DeWitt Theatres. The Decatur Drive-In closed in 1992.

Contributed by Chuck

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AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on November 15, 2010 at 6:58 pm

It looks like the screen and projection booth are still standing.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

1951 aerial photo uploaded here

jwmovies
jwmovies on September 25, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 3838 North Salem Road.

TomMc11
TomMc11 on July 11, 2017 at 5:24 pm

As of Google Street View October 2015 the screen is still standing. There is a building in the exact spot that the projection building was in, but I’m not sure if it’s the same building or one that was built on the old foundation.

Kenmore
Kenmore on July 11, 2017 at 8:29 pm

The screen is still standing and looking in really good shape, so someone is definitely maintaining it.

However, the projection booth/concession stand is no more. It is just the foundation with some picnic tables on it.

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on December 3, 2018 at 1:26 am

could they the church be showing movies on the drive-in screen? that would explain the picnic tables a place to sit while the film’s go.

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on December 3, 2018 at 1:28 am

they do show movies about jesus. we need to find out if they still do this because if they do still show movies about good on the screen then i think we should label it as open since it really is!

http://www.pentecostdecatur.com/

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on December 3, 2018 at 1:30 am

it also appears the marquee still stands!

Kenmore
Kenmore on December 3, 2018 at 2:06 am

You might want to check the link again as the movies being advertised for viewing occurred in the summer of 2016 which is over two years ago.

The question is whether this is an active drive-in which shows movies regularly to the public or an organization that occasionally shows movies primarily to its congregation. It certainly seems to be the latter. Plus, they haven’t shown movies recently at least according to their own website.

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on January 5, 2019 at 10:16 pm

still there showing films on the screen as long as films are shown on the screen i’m happy!

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