Fly-In Drive-In

1675 New Jersey 34,
Farmingdale, NJ 07727

500 cars

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jwmovies
jwmovies on October 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm

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

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 18, 2010 at 8:46 am

What a concept.Pretty cool idea.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on July 26, 2009 at 12:26 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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seymourcox
seymourcox on July 26, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Another 1949 LIFE image of the Fly Drive-In,
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MPol
MPol on June 12, 2009 at 11:16 pm

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

Bway
Bway on April 20, 2009 at 8:28 am

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

anthonyhenrysmith
anthonyhenrysmith on November 27, 2008 at 3:12 pm

The Woodbridge Fly-in, Sail-in, Drive-in Theater was unique in that it was intended for use by Boats as well as automobiles and planes. It’s interesting that no one else mentioned the sail boat section. Does anyone else remember it?

Many thanks to all for sharing your memories of a very different time in America. It’s amazing how quickly these things get lost.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 27, 2008 at 10:59 am

This 1949 Life Photo may be the Asbury Park drive-in. The theater is not identified:
http://tinyurl.com/5hpa2c

anthonyhenrysmith
anthonyhenrysmith on October 6, 2008 at 9:33 am

Does anyone else remember the Fly-in, Sail-in, Drive-in at Woodbridge, New Jersey?

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on September 6, 2008 at 9:52 am

Was mentioned in the documentary “Drive-In Movie Memories” in 2001.

GaryCrawford
GaryCrawford on October 17, 2007 at 7:16 am

The comment above by Lost Memory mentions the Belmar Fly-In. This is (was) the Fly-In mentioned in the main post. It was located in Wall Twp (Wall had a Belmar mailing address for many years), on Rt 34 at the airport. There was no drive-in in Asbury Park.

As mentioned above, the red brick screen foundation exists as a sign, and the concession and projection buildings are there, you’d recognize them for what they were when you see them!

Mechanix Illustrated (or) Popular Mechanics ran an article on the place in the late 50’s, I believe.

MikeH
MikeH on May 30, 2005 at 5:24 am

Brown owned a second “Fly-In Drive-In” which was located just west of the Manahawkin Drive-In on Rt. 72 in Manahawkin. If you stood at the back (last ramp) of the Manahawkin and walked about 100' into the surrounding pine trees you came on the last ramp of the Fly-In.
It was called “Fly-In Drive-In #2” It’s entrance was off of Rt. 72 about a quarter mile from the entrance of the Manahawkin’s entrance.
The Manahawkin was at the intersection of Rt. 72 and Rt. 9.
Brown also owned another drive-in (not a fly-in) called the Bay Drive-In which was located on the north side of Rt. 37 a few miles east of Toms River and very close to the bridge that took you over to Seaside Heights. The Bay was sold to Walter Reade who operated it into the 60s or 70s.
Mike H

RobertR
RobertR on October 15, 2004 at 2:26 am

I wish someone had pictures of the planes parked watching the movies.

Bway
Bway on October 14, 2004 at 4:01 pm

This has got to be one of the coolest theaters and probably most unique, I have heard of until this point.