Memphis Triple Drive-In
10543 Memphis Avenue,
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Architects: Charles C. Colman
Previous Names: Drive-In
Located to the southwest of Cleveland in Brooklyn to the west of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The Drive-In opened on April 15, 1954 with Keefe Brasselle in “The Eddie Cantor Story”. It had a capacity of 1,000-cars and for sound they featured FM stereo as well as the traditional speaker sound. It featured flea markets three times a week.
The Memphis Triple Drive-In was closed on October 1, 2006 and was subsequently demolished.
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Here is an April 1976 ad:
Memphis Conncession is listed at this address now.
Thanks for the ad,not much of a movie.KenMc.
This opened on April 16th, 1954
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The entry for Cleveland architect Charles C. Colman in the 1956 edition of the AIA’s American Architects Directory lists the Memphis Drive-In as one of his projects from 1954.
Uploaded aerial from 1970 as a single screen and Goggle Earth from 1994
Bing aerial and the grand opening ad is now in the photo section for this drive-in.
Opened on 16 April 1954 with “The Eddie Cantor story”.
New construction started on the old drive in property in 2021.
BTW this location is NOT in Cleveland proper folks! The address is incorrect.
NOW Amazon Distribution Center @ 10575 Memphis Ave, Brooklyn, OH 44144..
On today’s Google maps, you can actually see the outline of the original D/I from 1954 in front of the property.