Frankfort Drive-In

436 Indiana 29,
Michigantown, IN 46057

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Frankfort Drive-in Marquee

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Originally listed in Frankfort, the Outdoor Theatre was opened prior to 1955 when it was operated by Alliance Theater Corporation.

This is now residences northwest of the Frankfort Animal Shelter at the intersection of US 421 and Indiana 29.

Contributed by James Monroe

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Kenmore
Kenmore on June 20, 2017 at 11:15 am

The drive-in sat on the NW corner of the intersection. Today, there are three private residences on the property.

You can see the slightest hint of the remaining ramps, what appears to be the foundation of the concession stand, and there is a building located about where the projection booth was, although I do not know if it is the same building.

GaryWW
GaryWW on September 18, 2017 at 9:59 pm

The building in the comment mentioned by Kenmore is the old projection booth. I know this by the shades over the projector ports are still there. I also know this, because my father, and I were projectionist there. Had many years of good times.

koosmal
koosmal on September 19, 2017 at 6:45 pm

I managed this theater for Sportservice Corp. in 1977. One highlight was an outdoor concert with the bands set up on a flatbed truck. We played the rock oriented movies on the bands sound system. Sign/marquee said ‘DRIVE IN’ with flashing arrow – no theater name on the sign. Also film cans came in addressed to ‘Drive In, Frankfort IN, again no theater name.

GaryWW
GaryWW on October 12, 2017 at 9:06 pm

My family found the picture of the marquee that I uploaded to this site. It appears to be from the late 30’s to early 40’s. We also found a pic of the front of the screen, but it’s different from my days of employment. trying to verify.

GaryWW
GaryWW on October 24, 2017 at 1:46 pm

I added the photo my family found of what turns out is the original screen tower. I was told it was blown down around 1955. Trying to find photos of it’s replacement tower.

GaryWW
GaryWW on November 8, 2017 at 9:52 am

I added some photos that was taken by my manager Koosmal in 1977 while I was the projectionist. I grew up coming to this theatre when my father was the projectionist for many years. So many memories.

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