Corral Drive-In

9400 US 40,
Seelyville, IN 47878

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Corral Drive-In

The Corral Drive-In opened on May 15, 1950, screening the 1949 musical “Take Me out to the Ball Game” with Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams and Gene Kelly. The drive-in was opened by Forest “Hilly” Hilligoss. The car capacity was 600 cars with in-a-car speakers. In looking at an early aerial view, the projector building is separate from the refreshment stand. It remains that way in a 1972 view. In March of 1961, the Corral Drive-In was put up for sale or leased. The Fourth Avenue Amusement might have had an interest in it after that. On October 28, 1970, Fourth Avenue Amusement Company from Louisville, Kentucky, purchased the Corral Drive-In from Forest and Margaret Hilligoss. After 21 years in the drive-in theatre business, Forest O. Hilligoss finally retired in 1971.

In November of 1970, the Fourth Ave Amusement Company was acquired by the United Artists Theatre Circuit. The Coral Drive-In reopened on June 29, 1971, as a UA United Artist Theatre. The Corral Drive-In screened it last movie at the end of season in 1985. The property was sold to the East Glenn Assembly of God and later to the Victory Christian Center. It closed down and was sold to Cross Eastgate Church and being remodeled in a community center.

Contributed by Randy Studer
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