41 Drive-In

575 Lamar Avenue,
Brooksville, FL 34601

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Previous Names: Brooksville Drive-In

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Screen shots from Deathdream/Dead of Night (1974)

The Brooksville Drive-In was opened in 1951 when it was operated by W. Howard Smith who also operated the Dixie Theatre. In 1957 it was renamed 41 Drive-In. The 41 Drive-In was a location for a scene in the 1974 zombie/vampire horror film “Dead of Night (Deathdream) which was filmed in an around Brooksville in 1972. It was closed on May 26, 1986 with Goldie Hawn in "Wildcats”. Now Northbrook Rehabilitation Center.

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on November 30, 2017 at 12:13 pm

Because it was located near Hwy 41. Anytime you see a drive-in named with a number, it most likely the the route or street it was location on.

50sSNIPES on September 26, 2021 at 12:33 am

First Opened As The Brookville Drive-In In 1951, Renamed The 41 Drive-In In 1957, And Closed On May 26, 1986 With “Wildcats” As Its Last Film.

MichaelKilgore on May 4, 2022 at 5:56 pm

Boxoffice, Dec. 10, 1955: “Brooksville, Fla. - The 200-car 41 Drive-In Theatre near here will soon have a screen measuring 68' wide by 50' high, believed to be the largest in the state for its capacity. The Ray Hatfield Construction Co., which is in charge of the work, is using the present screen as a bracing agent for the new widescreen.”

Jorge on March 27, 2023 at 10:21 pm

I’m watching “Deathdream (aka Dead of Night) 1974” directed by Bob Clark (famous for Black Christmas and A Christmas Story) on Prime and the Drive-In is prominently displayed in the last 15 or so minutes of the film. Even more surprised to find out it was filmed in Brooksville, FL which is a 30 minute drive from me. Now there are some boring ‘ol Apartment Duplexes put in the drive-in’s former location. Gotta love “progress”. :(

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