Kissimmee Drive-In

3331 S. Orange Blossom Trail,
Kissimmee, FL 34746

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Kissimmee Drive-In

The Kissimmee Drive-In was located south of town on the Orange Blossom Trail. It was opened on February 11, 1953 with Dan Duryea in Hal Jennings of Oklahoma". It had a capacity for 400 cars. It was closed in late-January 1962.

The property is now occupied by a strip mall.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 18, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Andy, It parked 350 cars in the late fifties and was owned by H.G.Ventry.

MichaelKilgore on May 27, 2019 at 8:09 pm

Silly little note from the April 21, 1956 Motion Picture Herald:

Some vandal has shot out the middle letters in the sign for the Kissimmee Drive-in theatre, so it now reads “Kiss Mee” – which apparently doesn’t hurt business very much or there would be rapid repairs made.

davidcoppock on May 28, 2019 at 6:06 am

When did it close? Being near Disneyworld, did it screen any Disney movies?

MichaelKilgore on April 8, 2021 at 10:51 am

Boxoffice, Sept. 8, 1956: “The new owners of the Kissimmee Drive-In, Dewey P. Clayton and Neal C. Nesbit, are making a number of improvements to the 400-car theatre. Additional playground equipment and CinemaScope equipment will be installed. The new owners were formerly with the Hercules Power Co. in Cumberland, Md., and decided to bring their families to Florida and settle here.”

50sSNIPES on July 14, 2021 at 1:31 pm

The Kissimmee Drive-In Opened Its Gates On February 11, 1953 With Dan Duryea In “Hal Jennings Of Oklahoma” Along With An Unnamed Cartoon And A Short Subject, And Yes I Believe They Did Show Disney Films At Some Portions In Times. But Sorry, Disney World Wasn’t Even Exist Yet After The Kissimmee Drive-In Closed Its Gates.

The Kissimmee Drive-In Closed In Late January 1962, Exactly 5 Years Prior To The Idea And Construction Of Disney World, Which Construction Began During The First Week Of February 1967. It Took 4 Years To Construct And Disney World Opened Its Magical Doors On October 1, 1971.

misterrick on August 21, 2021 at 6:07 am

A Tijuana Flats Mexican restaurant now sits at this location.

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