Florence Drive-In

6809 Dixie Highway,
Florence, KY 41042

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Architects: George M. Peterson

Styles: Colonial Revival

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Florence Drive-In

The Florence Drive-In was designed by George M. Peterson. It opened on May 22, 1947 with The Marx Brothers in “A Night in Casablanca”. It had a capacity for 800 cars. The Florence Drive-In closed in 1988 and has been demolished.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 7, 2010 at 5:09 pm

I have it parking 625 cars and being owned in 1956 by Tom Hill.

TLSLOEWS on June 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Thanks again Mike.

triassic4 on July 31, 2012 at 5:18 am

Having been born and living in South Ft Mitchell, KY (from 1949-1956), I can vividly recall many trips with my family to the beautiful ‘Florence Drive-In! I have been searching the web for ANY images of this theater, but have found absolutely NOTHING of importance. PLEASE, if knows of, or has any old photos to share … I am sure that the original resident fans and other drive-in theater enthusiasts nationwide would LOVE enjoying and sharing those images. These photographs would be of great historical reference. Please consider ~ Thanks!

JerrySTL on March 30, 2016 at 10:19 am

I worked there and a few times at the Dixie Gardens Drive-In in 1970-1971. They were owned by the same company. It was a lot of fun. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos of either place.

DavidZornig on February 17, 2022 at 6:23 pm

Opened Thursday May 22,1947 with “A Night in Casablanca” starring the Marx Brothers. Capacity was 800 cars. Boone County Recorder news clipping in link below, and added to gallery, courtesy Boone County Local History Department.


rivest266 on June 14, 2022 at 3:46 pm

Grand opening ad posed.

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