Escambia Drive-In

Yoshida Street and State Route 4,
Century, FL 32535

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Escambia Drive-In

The Escambia Drive-In opened on May 6, 1950 with Noah Beery Jr. in “Dudes are Pretty People” & Bela Lugosi in “Spooks Run Wild”. It was operated by Paul Wood with a car capacity of 200 cars. I believe it closed in 1983 or 1984. It is now an empty wooded lot.

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davidcoppock on April 5, 2019 at 3:39 am

Why the name Escambla?

dallasmovietheaters on April 8, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Escambia County in the upper west portion of Florida where the Drive-In was and named after the nearby Escambia River.

MichaelKilgore on April 27, 2021 at 9:12 pm

Boxoffice, March 17, 1958: “Weather was holding up repair of the badly damaged screen tower at the Escambia Drive-In, Century, Fla., according to Paul Wood, manager.”

Kenmore on June 1, 2021 at 8:35 pm

Overgrown with trees is right. The only remnant visible is what’s left of the entrance road and an old, rather sad mailbox that probably hasn’t been used in a long, long time.

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