Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Drive-In

201 New Jersey 73,
Palmyra, NJ 08065

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Previously operated by: National Amusements, Redstone Drive-In Theaters

Functions: Swap Meet

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Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Drive-In

The Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Drive-In opened April 24, 1957 with Roddy McDowall in “Tuna Clipper”, Robert Ryan in “Men in War” & John Wayne in “Flying Leathernecks”. It was operated by Redstone Drive-In Theaters. It was closed at the end of the 1989 season. The drive-in is currently used on weekends as a flea market. I recall that when I was in college the toll for the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge was a nickel. It may have gone up since then.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

Recent comments (view all 18 comments)

Stosh on April 3, 2009 at 9:04 pm

I remember the Tacony-Palmyra Drive-In being open in the mid-1950’s – in fact, I can still remember the marquee posting the Ava Gardner picture ‘The Barefoot Contessa’, which was released in 1954.

Living in NE Philly, we’d come across the bridge for a nickel!

Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on September 28, 2009 at 1:48 pm

The bridge was free on Christmas Eve, 1972, when I was coming back to NJ after running a show @ the FOX Levittown on US 1.

I always got a kick about the two drive-in’s on RT. 73 being so close to each other. I used to ride around thinking that there were too many drive-in’s! That changed reel fast around 1983 – 87.

jwmovies on December 18, 2012 at 11:11 am

The address for the Tacony-Palmyra Flea Market is 201 New Jersey 73.

TheALAN on June 7, 2015 at 12:09 pm

No Ken, the Tacony-Palmyra bridge toll is no longer a nickel. It’s free to cross the bridge to New Jersey but it’ll cost $2 to get back to Pennsylvania.

Mikeoaklandpark on June 10, 2015 at 12:01 pm

Status needs to be updated to 2 screens and a twin. If you look closely at the newspaper add you’ll see it was a twin.

rivest266 on June 18, 2016 at 9:49 am

April 24th, 1957 grand opening ad in photo section. Opened with one screen.

davidcoppock on December 28, 2020 at 8:50 pm

Opened with “Tuna clipper ship”, “Men in war” and “Flying leathernecks”.

davidcoppock on December 28, 2020 at 8:52 pm

First drive-in theatre(or theatre even?) with a turnstyle in the snack bar(i think?)!!

50sSNIPES on January 6, 2023 at 8:25 am

Closed after the 1989 season.

Kenmore on January 8, 2023 at 4:21 pm

Although the overhead Google view shows the drive-in still basically intact minus the screens, there has been some major construction done on the site.

A October 2019 Google Street view at the entrance shows a sign indicating that the flea market closed permanently.

A October 2022 Google Street view shows a large building being constructed next to the entrance roads which have been cut off from the rest of the property. It’s difficult to see if the new building is large enough to cover part of the drive-in itself, but access to that part of the property is currently unavailable.

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