Perry Highway Outdoor Theatre

Perry Highway,
Tallahassee, FL 32324

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Previously operated by: Kent Theatres Inc., Talgar Theatre Company

Previous Names: Outdoor Dive-In

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Outdoor Drive-In

Opened April 9, 1953 with Frankie Lane in “Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder” & Robert Stack in “The Bullfighter and the Lady”. The Outdoor Drive-In held 480 cars and was operated by Talgar Theatre Company. Located on Perry Highway, East of the city. August 1954 summer features were;"Never Let Me Go","Band Wagon", "Battle Zone" and "The Clown". The Outdoor Drive-In ran double features only on the Weekends during this period in its history.

By 1968 it was operated by Kent Theatres Inc. and named Perry Highway Outdoor Theatre

Contributed by MikeRogers

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 1, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I was really Surprized this one wasn’t already on CT.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on February 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Well, Perry Highway is US 27, or Apalachee Parkway within city limits.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on February 2, 2011 at 7:13 am

Need an address or crossroads. More info and photos are always welcome.

Open till ~1975? Can anyone verify the exact date?

Owners:

1961 Talger Theater

1964 to at least 1967, Kent Theaters of Jacksonville, Fla., Frederick H. Kent, President & Owner, he had 27 theaters in Florida.

I don’t THINK the Parkway was a Drive-In, the only thing I could find was that it was a 5 Screen Multiplex open from 1985-1995.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 14, 2017 at 9:44 am

This opened on April 9th, 1953

Found on Newspapers.com

Grand opening ad also in photo section.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on September 22, 2019 at 8:16 pm

Photo added courtesy Mary Louise Pye.

wmu81
wmu81 on November 23, 2020 at 8:58 am

From a 1983 Aerial view there appears to be remains of ramps at approx 3110 Apalachee Hwy (NE corner of Capital Circle SE and Apalachee Hwy)

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on April 20, 2022 at 4:17 pm

According To Evidence, It Was Not Named The Outdoor Drive-In At All. It Was Named The Perry Highway Outdoor Theatre (Or The Perry Highway Outdoor Drive-In For Secondary) Throughout Its History. It Was Closed In 1972.

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