512 E. Absecon Boulevard,
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Previously operated by: Frank Theatres, Walter Reade Theatres
Architects: Leon M. Einhorn
The Absecon Drive-In was located on E. Absecon Boulevard, a few miles east of S. Shore Road. It opened on June 11, 1955 with Robert Wagner in “White Feather” & John Payne in “Hell’s Island”. It 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 theatre in my pyjamas as a child.
In later years, my friends and I would sit on the railroad tracks behind the theatre and watch Russ Myer movies like “The Attack of the Supervixens”. The drive-in has been closed for years.
Later operated by Frank Theatres.
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The entrance was further south-approx. 512 E. Absecon Road.
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
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
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.
An illustrated article about the Absecon Drive-In appeared in the “Modern Theatre” section of Boxoffice, August 6, 1955.
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.
The screen still stands but has some damage in the center, probably from Sandy.
Last season: 1983
A November 2021 Google Street View shows no change as the screen still stands with some damage to the center section.
opened June 11th, 1955. Grand opening ad posted.