460 Drive-In

1575 S. Cross Street,
Carmi, IL 62821

500 cars

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Previously operated by: Kerasotes Theatres

Functions: Storage

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460 Drive-In

The 460 Drive-In operated from at least 1951 to 1980 or later. Car capacity was approximately 500. The operator in 1980 was Kerasotes Theatres.

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on July 22, 2009 at 11:25 am

Highway 460 was renamed Route 14 in 1974. The configuration of the property East of town looks like a possible place for a drive-in.

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MrDJDude on July 24, 2009 at 9:09 pm

There’s also a link on the drive-ins.com page what is supposedly a 1998 aerial shot of the location of this drive-in. It’s identical to the location SiliconSam suggested. Also, in the 1998 aerial, you can clearly see the shadow of a screen tower. So this was probably the drive-in’s location.

rivest266 on June 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm

1973 aerial uploaded in this theatre’s photo section.

jwmovies on October 17, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Approximate location for this drive-in was E Main St. Just west of CR 1325E outside of town heading towards Crossville. Some ramps are still visible.

moviejs1944 on March 14, 2018 at 1:16 pm

Saw “Land That Time Forgot” there in 1974.

dansdriveintheater on February 2, 2019 at 4:22 am

the screen still stands.

jwmovies on March 22, 2019 at 8:18 pm

UPDATE: The address for this theater is now 1575 S Cross St, Carmi, IL 62821. This points directly to the drive in itself. All ramps are still visible and is being used for storage.

Please update.

MichaelKilgore on June 24, 2019 at 7:57 pm

The March 27, 1954 issue of BoxOffice noted that the 460, owned by Donald R. Toliver, had reopened for the season, implying that it was active by 1953.

MichaelKilgore on April 18, 2021 at 10:54 pm

Motion Picture Exhibitor, Nov. 27, 1957: “Frank Glenn, Tamaroa, Ill., bought the 460 Drive-In, Carmi, Ill., from Donald R. Tolliver. Glenn is owner of the Melody, Mount Vernon, and Starland, Mt. Vernon, Ill. Tolliver and his family moved to Florida.”

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