Circus Drive-In

3320 S. Whitehorse Pike,
Hammonton, NJ 08037

1000 cars

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Previously operated by: Frank Theatres

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2015 pic of the old Circus Drive-In

The Circus Drive-In opened in 1953 showing the movie “The Robe” with Richard Burton and Jean Simmons. The car capacity is listed at 1,000. This drive-in closed in 1979.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 13, 2010 at 3:21 am

Love to have that 1971 poster.

jwmovies on September 21, 2012 at 5:23 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 3300 South White Horse Pike.

Tine263 on April 18, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Hey Everyone! My most recent blog is on the Circus DI, and I can confirm that the Franks built the drive-in (I communicated with Bruce Frank, current CEO and President of Frank Theaters).

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on April 18, 2014 at 11:48 pm

It is to bad somebody does not reopen it back up.

markp on April 19, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Drive-in 54, Ive been saying this same thing for years about ANY drive in for New Jersey. Ive always said if I won the lottery I would tear down the vacant Amboys Multiplex in Sayreville NJ (a former drive-in) and put up a nice 4 screen drive-in. But I have a buddy of mine who constantly tells me, taxes too high, cost of labor too high, compact cars not good to sit in for 2 hours, on and on. Ive said if you open it from say the time you turn the clocks ahead till the time you turn them back, youd make a fortune. My buddy depresses the hell out of me, but I for one think they could make money in Jersey.

Mikeoaklandpark on April 19, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Looks like they had a huge screen. I remember they screened a lot of Disney films.

KenLayton on April 19, 2014 at 7:55 pm

It would take a bit of work, but the property looks big enough to twin it. Since there would need to be tree removal and grading work done anyway to open it up again as a single screen, why not go a little further and twin it? Looks like all the original speaker posts and wiring are gone. A modern FM radio transmitter would give you sound. Naturally, you’d have to buy a modern video projector too. Looks like your other expenses would be building a new snack bar/projection/restroom building and a boxoffice building.

Kenmore on May 27, 2023 at 2:04 pm

A November 2022 Google Street View shows the screen still standing.

It would take some serious tree removal to clear the area.

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