Lafayette Road Drive-In

3900 Lafayette Road,
Indianapolis, IN 46222

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Previous Names: Lafayette Road Outdoor Theatre

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Lafayette Road Drive-In

Located at the corner of Lafayette Road & Georgetown Road. The Lafayette Road Outdoor Theatre opened August 11, 1953 with Gerald Mohr in “Invasion U.S.A.” & Paul Henreid in Siren of Bagdad". A classic 1950’s drive in single screen mono sound and fantastic popcorn. In 1955 it was operated by Cantor Amusement Inc. It was closed on October 8, 1978 with Brook Shields in “Pretty Baby”, Diane Keaton in “Looking For Mr. Goodbar” & Sebastion Ligarde in “Survive”.

It was demolished on June 3, 1982 for a shopping center.

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kencmcintyre on September 12, 2007 at 8:15 pm

It was still the Lafayette Road Outdoor Theater in 1963, so the change was sometime after that, apparently. This was part of the Cantor Theaters chain at that time.

kencmcintyre on September 15, 2007 at 1:49 pm

By 1981, the Cantors had changed the name of their company to Priority Theaters. Besides this drive-in, Daniel and Joseph Cantor owned the Shadeland Outdoor, the South 31 Outdoor and the National Outdoor, all in Indianapolis.

jwmovies on October 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 3930 Lafayette Road

rivest266 on October 27, 2015 at 6:18 pm

August 11th, 1953 grand opening ad in photo section. Address was 3900 Lafayette Road.

dallasmovietheaters on December 11, 2021 at 6:25 am

The final advertised show was on October 8, 1978 with Brooke Shields in “Pretty Baby,” Diane Keaton in “Looking for Mr. Goodbar,” and Sebasti├ín Ligarde in “Survive!” The drive-in did not, however, closing and ultimately razed in July of 1982 for a new shopping center project.

Richard_Collins on February 21, 2022 at 7:19 am

First night: 11 August 1953-Final night: 3 June 1982

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