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 in 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 Artist Theatres took over. UA renamed it the North Drive-In and operated it until it closed in 1985.

Any further information on this drive-in would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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Michigandriveins.com
Michigandriveins.com on February 21, 2011 at 12:04 am

The address listed here is a bit off. It’s located on the southwest corner of N. Lafayette St. and E. Park Ave. Google street view currently shows it’s an empty field and the screen remains standing.

rivest266
rivest266 on July 6, 2012 at 1:19 am

The 1972 aerial that is uploaded shows the old Terre Haute Drive-in at the corner of Hawthorne and the North Drive-In about six blocks to the north. I think the North and the Terre Haute drive-ins were separate.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 6, 2012 at 3:34 am

Goggle Earth 2012. It looks like they made the lake bigger.

DavidAE
DavidAE on December 27, 2013 at 2:25 pm

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. http://images.indianahistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/P0129&CISOPTR=437&CISOBOX=1&REC=13

DavidAE
DavidAE on May 31, 2014 at 1:35 am

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
rod1148 on November 5, 2014 at 8:10 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
Mmandarano on November 5, 2014 at 9:14 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
rod1148 on November 5, 2014 at 9:58 pm

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

DavidAE
DavidAE on November 5, 2014 at 10:36 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 Ins.com UA was the operator in 2005.

rod1148
rod1148 on November 5, 2014 at 11:13 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.

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