North Drive-In

3100 N. Lafayette Street,
Terre Haute, IN 47805

650 cars

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North Drive-In

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Opened May 22, 1948 as the Terre Haute Drive-In with a car capacity listed at 650 cars. It was operated by 4th Avenue Amusement until 1975 when United Artists Theatres took over. UA renamed it the North Drive-In and operated it until it closed in 1985.

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DavidAE on December 27, 2013 at 8:25 am

Not sure if TH Drive In and North were seperate. Will ask around. Here is a photo from 1952 of the play area at TH Drive In.

DavidAE on May 30, 2014 at 7:35 pm

According to an acquaintance, Before this one was built, in 1968, there was another North Drive-In up the street a little ways that burnt. It was on a side road. So there were two North Drive Ins. I will try to locate the photo of it being constructed in the Indiana Historical Society Martin Collection and post it later.

rod1148 on November 5, 2014 at 2:10 pm

I just discovered this site. My wife and I were patrons of one or both of these drive-ins back in 1967-68. Does anyone know what the price of admission was back then? Does anyone know how I could find what movies were playing at these drive-ins? Thanks.

Mmandarano on November 5, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Yeah, this is a closer address to actual location. You can see the screen in front of the woods on street view: 4989 North Lafayette Street, Terre Haute, IN 47805

rod1148 on November 5, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Mmandarano do you know if this one at 4989 would have been in operation in 1967? Thanks.

DavidAE on November 5, 2014 at 4:36 pm

rod1148, If my memory serves me correctly, both the North and Eastside DI’s were still open in the late 60’s – early 70’s. Per Drive UA was the operator in 2005.

rod1148 on November 5, 2014 at 5:13 pm

David, would Eastside have been close to the airport? It appears that way when I compare the little map on the site to google earth. I don’t remember one being close to airport but then again I haven’t been there for 46 years.

rivest266 on July 31, 2015 at 11:11 am

This opened on May 22nd, 1948. Grand opening ad in photo section.

DavidAE on July 31, 2015 at 2:24 pm

rod1148, the Eastside was on Poplar west of SR 46, the airport was about the same distance east of SR 46. The Eastside was just east of Terre Vista subdivison, south side of Poplar Street.

jwmovies on September 24, 2016 at 11:49 pm

The 3100 North Lafayette location was the old North Drive In.

The 4989 North Lafayette location the newer drive in.

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