Clermont Deluxe Drive-In

10310 E. US Highway 136,
Clermont, IN 46234

735 cars

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Kenmore on September 28, 2023 at 8:18 am

As of October 2022, this property remains vacant with only the items I mentioned before remaining. There does appear to be a real estate sign on the gate, so the property may be for sale.

Dave Lounder THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE PRESERVATION SOCIETY on September 28, 2023 at 12:04 am

@croghand Did the owner ever succeed in opening a new location?

Kenmore on February 24, 2022 at 7:23 am

Only the frame of the marquee, a light pole, and the pole supporting the “Welcome” sign remain.

davidcoppock on November 24, 2018 at 10:05 am

Opened with “Calamity Jane and Sam Boss” and “Tarzan’s magic fountain”.

Norman Plant
Norman Plant on July 22, 2017 at 9:36 pm

This one is a vacant lot now.

rivest266 on July 21, 2017 at 5:34 pm

This opened on May 12th, 1950. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 11, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Great looking Marquee,the old lamps. This from BOXOFFICE March 1985, The Clermont-deluxe and Southview drive-in will be run by Consolidated Theatres for the 1985 season.the Clermont is adding a second screen holding 660-400 cars,Southview will become a three screen Drive-in.

kencmcintyre on January 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Here is a photo from around the closing. The theater website is defunct.

croghand on July 2, 2007 at 12:58 pm

It’s official, after labor day 2007, the Deluxe will close forever.
The operator of the theater will be able to salvage as much of the
equipment as possible. He hopes to open in a new location in 2008

croghand on June 13, 2007 at 11:12 am

from the june 13th edition of the Indianapolis Star

Racing businessman Bill Simpson’s request to rezone the Clermont Deluxe Drive-In Theatre property received a favorable recommendation Tuesday by the Hendricks County Area Plan Commission.
Simpson wants to rezone the 20 acres, located on U.S. 136 across from O'Reilly Raceway Park, and replace the six-decade-old, two-screen theater with a race-related commercial and warehouse business park.
County commissioners will have the final say during their regular meeting June 26.
The Clermont Deluxe has survived while many other Indianapolis drive-in theaters closed. If the Clermont theater is shut down, only the Tibbs drive-in theater on the Westside would be left.