Roosevelt Drive-In

SR440 and Kellogg Street,
Jersey City, NJ 07305

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Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp.

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Roosevelt Drive-In

Located in the Hackensack River Waterfront area in the west of Jersey City. The Roosevelt Drive-In was opened on July 13, 1955 by General Cinema Corp. Opening movies were James Stewart in “Strategic Air Command” & Sterling Hayden in “Shotgun”. It was still open in 1977.

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teecee on January 17, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Website outlining the toxic cleanup:

njhistorybuff76 on February 20, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Nothing has been done to this site, its still being cleaned up by the city. Just fenced off.

NannyDeb on September 7, 2009 at 12:06 pm

I spent many nights here since my both parents were born and raised in Greenville section of Jersey City. We moved out to North Arlington when I was 3 but many of our relatives still lived in Jersey City. My dad worked in the Amercian Can Company as did my both uncles along with many other Jersey City residents back then. My dad also bowled on a bowling league at the Roosevelt Lanes and I remember going there also. Years later I took my kids to the drive in there to see Grease. I also remember going to see the Grateful Dead at Roosevelt Stadium whish is not gone also. Many memories in my mind are physically gone in NJ. I guess that is progress or just part of getting old, a part I wish were different. Other countries preserve their older buildings, stadiums, etc. rather than tearing them down, I wish we did the same here.

countup on September 4, 2012 at 1:45 pm

i used to sell newspapers at the great eastern dept store, and would go over to the drive-in to see parts of movies. it also gave memy intro. to dirty movies,which a couple of years later turned over to.

jwmovies on November 17, 2012 at 10:09 am

Approx. location for this drive-in was just north of New Jersey 440 & Kellogg St, Jersey City, NJ 07305. This was across from w hat is now Home Depot.

dwill123 on June 12, 2013 at 9:03 am

I used to go there in the 60s. It was located right behind the Great Eastern Mills store. Memories!!!

rivest266 on February 11, 2018 at 4:07 pm

This opened in Late 1955. No grand opening ad found as the digital archive is missing issues.

rivest266 on February 22, 2023 at 7:58 am

The Roosevelt Drive-In opened on July 13th, 1955, as the “World’s most luxurious Drive-In Theatre”. Grand opening ad posted.

davidcoppock on February 22, 2023 at 11:06 pm

Opened on 13th July 1955 with “Strategic air command” and “Shotgun”.

davidcoppock on February 22, 2023 at 11:09 pm

What is being cleaned up that site?

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