Ocala Drive-in to reopen

posted by CSWalczak on November 5, 2010 at 2:53 pm

OCALA, FL — Closed for over three years and in need of much work, nonetheless the Ocala Drive-in is going to reopen in late December. Brothers John and Charles Watzke have leased the theater from its Illinois owner; they and their new manager, Jeff Beenblossom, are working to get the property in shape. It will have both traditional speaker poles and FM sound.

The new theater will have about 150 parking spaces with speakers and another 400 that will be able to pick up the audio portion of movies through FM radio signals.

The three men plan to repaint the screen, rewire the speakers and restore the concession stand.

There is more at Ocala.com.

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Comments (4)

KenLayton on November 6, 2010 at 3:03 am

Bravo! I wish you much success with this drive-in theater.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 8, 2010 at 12:56 am

Yes,I wish them the best.Too.

Mikeoaklandpark on November 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I Am glad another drive in is reopening. I woul dlike to suggest that you do something with the screen or add on to the exisitingone becuase to have a film that is in scope and have it off the screen and projected in the bushed sucks.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on November 11, 2010 at 5:19 am

Good luck & God bless!

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