Absecon Drive-In

512 E. Absecon Boulevard,
Absecon, NJ 08201

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Previously operated by: Frank Theatres, Walter Reade Theatres

Architects: Leon M. Einhorn

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Absecon Drive-In

The Absecon Drive-In was located on E. Absecon Boulevard, a few miles east of S. Shore Road. It opened in 1955 and was operated by Walter Reade Theatres. It had a capacity for 1,000 cars with room for expansion for another 250. There was a golf course next door, along with a Howard Johnson’s restaurant. I went to theater in my pajamas as a child.

In later years, my friends and I would sit on the railroad tracks behind the theater and watch Russ Myer movies like “The Attack of the Supervixens”. The drive-in has been closed for years.

Later operated by Frank Theatres.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

Recent comments (view all 28 comments)

kencmcintyre on March 31, 2010 at 10:23 pm

I will be in Absecon in May. I hope to stop by the ruins to take some photos. Last time there was a deluge so I passed.

jwmovies on August 31, 2012 at 3:28 pm

The entrance was further south-approx. 512 E. Absecon Road.

Mikeoaklandpark on August 31, 2012 at 4:23 pm

The information up top needs to be updated. The theater was never 3 screens and it’s later years it was operated by The Franks not the Milgrams

lil_odesa on May 28, 2013 at 10:47 am

i beleive the screen last up till last year when hurricane sandy hit sandy took the screen with her you know i always seen that screen and knew that once before there was a drive in there but i never knew it was from the 50’s ad 60’s its funny how a piece of time can stand still and be not effected by weather or storms but i reminder and memories to some of a fun time in a place of time

TheALAN on April 11, 2014 at 2:20 pm

The Home Depot is NOT on the site of the Absecon Drive-In! The home improvement center is next to the drive-in, on the site of the old golf course. And the Absecon Drive-In never had three screens. The screen structure that was erected in 1970 still stands, or at least it did until October, 2012 when Hurricane (SuperStorm) Sandy hit. Not much else remained.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 30, 2016 at 5:23 pm

An illustrated article about the Absecon Drive-In appeared in the “Modern Theatre” section of Boxoffice, August 6, 1955.

Kenmore on July 31, 2016 at 6:12 pm

According to the Google Street Map taken in October, 2015, the screen still stands. Also, a 2013 aerial photo shows the screen standing as well. So perhaps Hurricane Sandy didn’t blow it down.

af40 on September 18, 2016 at 11:00 pm

The screen still stands but has some damage in the center, probably from Sandy.

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