Air Base Drive-In

8370 Roosevelt Boulevard,
Jacksonville, FL 32244

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Kenmore on May 22, 2024 at 10:48 am

The drive-in appears intact and operational in a 1960 and 1963 aerial.

However, by 1971 the screen was gone and a new building appears on the northeast corner of the property. By 1980, a go-kart track had been constructed on the property with no trace of the drive-in remaining.

rivest266 on May 20, 2024 at 4:38 pm

Placed its first ad on August 17th, 1948 and held its official opening on September 5th, 1948. Grand opening ad posted.

MichaelKilgore on April 27, 2021 at 6:22 pm

Boxoffice, Feb. 8, 1960: “Carlton J. Carter has taken over operation of the local Ribault and Air Base drive-ins, which have been operated for the past several months by Irving Sochin. The Air Base shortly will be leased to Ernie Nolan, former manager of the Fernandina drive-in, Carter stated.”

jwmovies on October 25, 2014 at 9:18 pm

This drive-in is now U-Haul.

The address is now 8370 Roosevelt Blvd. Jacksonville Florida 32244.

Troy Powell
Troy Powell on October 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Went there. The drive way and original fence line is still there but now is a lumber company.

NYozoner on January 25, 2011 at 9:10 pm

U.S. 17 & Baracoa St, Jacksonville, FL 32244

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which was on the west side of US 17.

Here is a 1960 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of