Fly-In Drive-In

1727 New Jersey 34,
Wall Township, NJ 07727

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Fly-In Drive-In

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This theatre was another first. On June 3, 1948 Edward Brown Jr., a former navy pilot, opened the first Fly-In Drive-In theatre. There was room for 500 cars and 25 airplanes. The planes landed at an airfield next to the drive-in (today known as Monmouth Executive Airport), then they would taxi to the last row which was set up for planes. When the movies were over Mr. Brown provided a jeep to tow the planes back to the airfield.

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Recent comments (view all 18 comments)

Bway on April 20, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Wow, that is pretty cool, I didn’t know they had a boat area too.

MPol on June 13, 2009 at 4:16 am

I didn’t even know that Fly-In Theatres had even existed.

seymourcox on July 26, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Another 1949 LIFE image of the Fly Drive-In,
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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on July 26, 2009 at 5:26 pm

This location fits all the descriptions above. At the airport, and the lot looks like it has a projection booth right in the center of it. Certainly could have been a multiple screen drive-in.

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TLSLOEWS on February 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm

What a concept.Pretty cool idea.

jwmovies on October 4, 2012 at 12:32 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1675 New Jersey 34, Wall Township, NJ 07727

rivest266 on March 22, 2016 at 6:44 pm

Grand opening ad in photo section.

Tine263 on March 29, 2016 at 8:33 pm

The Fly-In was really neat, and there are some remains if you visit the site. I did a post in Nov 2014 with some information :)

davidcoppock on March 30, 2016 at 3:04 am

This site is possibly unique, it should be heritage listed!

Kenmore on June 18, 2016 at 7:17 am

A more accurate address (at least for Google) is 1727 New Jersey 34, Wall Township, NJ which maps it directly to the site of the projection booth/concession stand.

Today, the property retains the outline of the drive-in and a business has seemingly built a new building atop the old foundation of the projection booth/concession stand.

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