Tyrone Garden Auto Drive-In

4103 Park Street N.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

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Previous Names: Garden Drive-In

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Tyrone Garden Auto Drive-In

The Garden Drive-In was located on Park Street North at Tyrone Boulevard, near what is now Tyrone Square Mall. It was opened January 20, 1951 with Abbott & Costello “In the Navy”. It was operated at that time by Mark Cummins.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 11, 2010 at 10:22 am

It also must have opened in the late 50’s or 60’s cause it is not listed in my Motion Picture Almanac 1956. Five other Drive-ins are listed.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on April 13, 2010 at 7:19 pm

It was listed in the St. Petersburg Times in 1963, if that helps.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on December 6, 2010 at 6:48 am

It’s listed here. South Pasadena is a separate city from St. Pete, even though it’s only about a square mile or two.

RRF on July 7, 2013 at 4:50 pm

The theater added 50-75 car spaces in a vacant part of the lot for the run of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid during its extended run. It was built by Ben Cohen of Holiday Amusements / Cincinnati Ohio.

jimmyj on December 14, 2013 at 7:15 am

The “Garden Drive In Theater” was popular in the 1950s.

deadheaddion on February 8, 2016 at 12:18 pm

My girlfriend Vickie B. and I use to go to The Garden all the time, back in the late 70’s. We were teenagers from the beach so it was our go to theatre. We also use to hit The Mustang and 28th st. too. Sad there’s not more pictures of The Garden out there on the internet.

deadheaddion on February 8, 2016 at 12:24 pm

A closed down Wal-mart, now sits in her place.

maleman on August 19, 2016 at 10:46 am

When I was a kid living in St Pete almost every weekend you could find me here I have not been back since 1977 I am sure many changes by this time 2016

davidcoppock on October 21, 2018 at 8:13 am

525 cars. Site is now a Wal-mart.

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