Absecon Drive-In

512 E. Absecon Boulevard,
Absecon, NJ 08201

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rivest266 on March 8, 2023 at 9:45 am

opened June 11th, 1955. Grand opening ad posted.

Kenmore on March 8, 2023 at 5:07 am

A November 2021 Google Street View shows no change as the screen still stands with some damage to the center section.

rivest266 on March 7, 2023 at 5:57 pm

Last season: 1983

af40 on September 18, 2016 at 10:00 pm

The screen still stands but has some damage in the center, probably from Sandy.

Kenmore on July 31, 2016 at 5:12 pm

According to the Google Street Map taken in October, 2015, the screen still stands. Also, a 2013 aerial photo shows the screen standing as well. So perhaps Hurricane Sandy didn’t blow it down.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 30, 2016 at 4:23 pm

An illustrated article about the Absecon Drive-In appeared in the “Modern Theatre” section of Boxoffice, August 6, 1955.

TheALAN on April 11, 2014 at 1:20 pm

The Home Depot is NOT on the site of the Absecon Drive-In! The home improvement center is next to the drive-in, on the site of the old golf course. And the Absecon Drive-In never had three screens. The screen structure that was erected in 1970 still stands, or at least it did until October, 2012 when Hurricane (SuperStorm) Sandy hit. Not much else remained.

lil_odesa on May 28, 2013 at 9:47 am

i beleive the screen last up till last year when hurricane sandy hit sandy took the screen with her you know i always seen that screen and knew that once before there was a drive in there but i never knew it was from the 50’s ad 60’s its funny how a piece of time can stand still and be not effected by weather or storms but i reminder and memories to some of a fun time in a place of time

Mikeoaklandpark on August 31, 2012 at 3:23 pm

The information up top needs to be updated. The theater was never 3 screens and it’s later years it was operated by The Franks not the Milgrams

jwmovies on August 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm

The entrance was further south-approx. 512 E. Absecon Road.

kencmcintyre on March 31, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I will be in Absecon in May. I hope to stop by the ruins to take some photos. Last time there was a deluge so I passed.

kencmcintyre on March 30, 2009 at 6:11 pm

If you enter 421 E. Absecon Avenue, city of Absecon, on this site and pan down a bit, you can see some nice aerials from the sixties and seventies.
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Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on September 4, 2008 at 1:58 pm

I remember sitting on the tracks around 1968. We saw “You Only Live Twice”, & “Hotrods To Hell”.

kencmcintyre on May 31, 2008 at 2:15 pm

I drove by today and saw the intact screen. It’s pouring rain, so I’m not stopping.

kencmcintyre on April 27, 2008 at 12:38 pm

OK, thanks. I will be back there next month. I will try and take some pictures.

petkennel on April 27, 2008 at 10:57 am

I drive past this every day. The screen is still up. Its presently being used as a staging area for a bridge construction project a mile away. Also, most of the seedy motels around it previously mentioned to be closed, are in fact still open.

kencmcintyre on March 11, 2008 at 1:18 pm

If anyone is driving past here soon, let me know if the screen has been taken down.

kencmcintyre on February 13, 2008 at 4:35 pm

There is a Home Depot on the adjacent property, which used to be a golf course. I imagine that most of the ramshackle motels on the Pike will be gone soon. Many of them have been closed and deteriorating for years.

rave323 on February 13, 2008 at 8:08 am

Is it possible they are reopening it? Nah, we need another Target/Wal-Mart/Lowes.

kencmcintyre on February 12, 2008 at 12:39 pm

Here are more photos from drive-ins.com. It looks like the screen will come down soon:

kencmcintyre on November 14, 2007 at 9:13 pm

The entrance was on the White Horse Pike. The marquee was out on the Pike as well. There was a narrow two lane road that led to the ticket booth about a hundred yards back from the street. From there you would park your car and enjoy the show.

rave323 on November 12, 2007 at 10:39 pm

This is a very eerie place to visit. All that is left is a screen and a single pole. The rest is trees and trash. How in the world did you het in and out of this place? Anyway, it is in the middle of nowhere, and would probably not cost much to buy and refurbish. I would certainly take a trip there one night.

kencmcintyre on August 27, 2007 at 8:59 pm

The 1963 motion picture almanac gives the car capacity of this drive-in as 642. The operator at that time was Al Frank.