Memphis Triple Drive-In
10543 Memphis Avenue,
10543 Memphis Avenue,Brooklyn, OH 44144
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BTW this location is NOT in Cleveland proper folks! The address is incorrect.
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On today’s Google maps, you can actually see the outline of the original D/I from 1954 in front of the property.
New construction started on the old drive in property in 2021.
Opened on 16 April 1954 with “The Eddie Cantor story”.
Bing aerial and the grand opening ad is now in the photo section for this drive-in.
Uploaded aerial from 1970 as a single screen and Goggle Earth from 1994
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.
This opened on April 16th, 1954
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Thanks for the ad,not much of a movie.KenMc.
Memphis Conncession is listed at this address now.
Here is an April 1976 ad:
Here is a short clip around the time of the closing:
This site has a photo and information about the Memphis:
On a side note. The Flea Market that was held there has moved to the county fairgrounds in Berea.
Cleveland.com (Plain Dealer) article…American Greetings, which has its world headquarters next door, has bought the Memphis Drive-In.
The Memphis Drive-In closed permanently as of 10/1/06. I read on the Sun Newspapers web site (Brooklyn Sun Journal) that the property was sold.
The Memphis Drive In might be closing at the end of this season, due to a deal being made to possibly sell the land for a “furniture warehouse” operation. However, a final decision regarding the sale of the land where the Memphis Drive-In stands won’t be made until September, so there may still be hope that the Cleveland area’s last drive-in survives, should this land sale fall through. The Memphis is in a landlocked area, surrounded by other industrial buildings and a creek…there is too little land to construct an average retail, industrial, or warehouse operation, so there is a possibility that this land sale deal will fall through, and that the drive-in survives beyond this season.