Blanding Drive-In

4947 Blanding Boulevard,
Jacksonville, FL 32210

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Previously operated by: Kent Theatres Inc., Martin Theatres

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Blanding Drive-In

The Blanding Drive-In was part of the Kent Theatres Inc. chain and they opened it on August 21, 1963 with Luke Halpin in “Flipper”. It was later operated by Martin Theatres. After demolition, a building was constructed on the site which housed Vystar Credit Union. By 2022 it was in use by Auto Zone.

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shoeshoe14 on March 17, 2007 at 3:30 pm

Yes, was a Kent, had a capacity for 800 cars.

FrozenAstronaut on August 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Went to the Blanding many times as a youngster. Many fond memories. Even in the mid 70’s they were playing films like “The Blob” as second feature. I also remember alot of “Hot Car” pictures playing as they were very popular, “Gone in 60 seconds”, “Vanishing Point” “Dirty Mary , Crazy Larry”.

jwmovies on January 22, 2023 at 6:41 am

Now Auto Zone. Pleade update.

rivest266 on May 21, 2024 at 4:18 pm

On August 21st, 1963, Kent Theatres proudly unveiled the Blanding Drive-In, a cinematic oasis that would forever change the landscape of entertainment. The inaugural film featured on this auspicious occasion was none other than MGM’s “Flipper”. The grand opening ad, immortalized in the photo section, captured the excitement and anticipation of moviegoers as they flocked to experience the magic of the silver screen under the open sky. The Blanding Drive-In became a cherished gathering place, where families, friends, and film enthusiasts created lasting memories. (Rewritten by AI).

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