Brevard Drive-In

336 N. Babcock Street,
Melbourne, FL 32935

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Previously operated by: Kent Theatres Inc., Talgar Theatre Company

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Named after its respective county, the Brevard Drive-In was located in sleepy Eau Gallie (now Melbourne, FL). It was opened around 1953 and was operated by the Talgar Theatres Company chain. They were still the operators in 1955. By 1968 it was operated by Kent Theatres Inc.

After closing in the late-1970’s or early-1980’s, the Brevard Drive-In sat vacant for a number of years before being redeveloped into some sort of professional center, with Babcock Street being rerouted through the property.

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jhuss1256 on January 7, 2012 at 8:44 am

Eau Gallie and Melbourne Florida Merged in 1969 as Melbourne, Florida. It was used as Parking for the Palms Theater after it closed. It was a cleaner place as it was all paved were the other drive-in the Melbourne Outdoor Theater was all dirt parking! Brevard had tall pine trees and chained link fence that surrounded it! It was fun to go there, You had Dog’s and Suds and Jerry’s Pizza Palace across the street to get food before or after the films.

mariner97 on August 3, 2015 at 8:07 pm

I grew up in Melbourne and remember going to the Brevard Drive In in the late 70’s and early 80’s. I specifically remember seeing E.T. The Extra Terrestrial when if first came out. The Drive-In was located adjacent to the Palms 5. The Palms owners demolished the drive in screen in built an addition to the original Palms 5 becoming the Palms 8. It operated into the late 90’s before finally closing.

audirs5 on February 24, 2018 at 2:10 pm

I remember this being owned by Kent Theatres, not Talgar.

LennyC on June 18, 2018 at 2:05 pm

I remember we used to go there and put about three people in the trunk. I remember those big tall pine trees they were certain type of pine not like the long needle Pines where was that little choo-choo train that you could ride on the back of after have gone shopping with your parents

LennyC on June 18, 2018 at 2:07 pm

I was born in Melbourne went to Central Junior High School then went to a Gallie High School gosh I remember surfing at Indialantic beach I’m 63 years old now my name is Lenny Chalifour

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