Hill Drive-In

1331 E. Jefferson Street,
Quincy, FL 32351

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Previously operated by: Interstate Enterprises

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Hill Drive-In

The Hill Drive-In was located east of town on US 90, just west of the hospital. It was opened in 1951, when it had a 300-car capacity and its operator was Nat Williams, Interstate Entertainments.

The site is now a small mobile home park. There is an older building in the center of the property which was the projection booth/concession stand. It still stands in 2021.

Contributed by Andy

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 24, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Andy, was the drive-in at US 90 East at Hilltop DR?

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on April 25, 2010 at 2:39 am

Yep, that would be the address. The Gadsden County Historical Society told me it was immediately west of the hospital on US 90 east of town.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 25, 2010 at 11:30 am

That’s great when we have the exact location!

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on April 25, 2010 at 7:12 pm

You can drive up to the building in the center of the lot on Google Street View. Looks like the old projection booth to me. What do you guys think?

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on April 21, 2022 at 4:15 pm

On February 28, 1958, the CinemaScope screen that was installed in 1955 was blown by high winds, which the theater installed another screen afterward.

Kenmore
Kenmore on April 21, 2022 at 9:09 pm

That’s definitely a projection booth sitting atop what is probably the concession stand. Too bad the Google Street Photo is from 2007. It would be nice to see a more recent one.

By 1984, the drive-in was demolished save for the projection booth/concession stand. The foundation of the screen and ticket booth are still present.

kennerado
kennerado on April 24, 2022 at 3:30 am

The concession building still exists in an April 2021 aerial photo.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on March 9, 2023 at 5:47 pm

Boxoffice, Nov. 18, 1950: “QUINCY, FLA. - Construction is under way on a 250-car drive-in on the new Tallahassee highway less than a mile from town. Interstate Enterprises, operators of the Leaf, Shaw and Roxy theatres, as well as others in south Georgia, are building the drive-in.”

Kenmore
Kenmore on March 10, 2023 at 7:51 am

The projection booth/concession stand is still present in a June 2022 Google Street View. It was built to last, that’s for sure.

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