Merritt Island Drive-In

323 E. Merritt Island Causeway,
Merritt Island, FL 32952

350 cars

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50sSNIPES on May 15, 2024 at 7:32 pm

Once known as Island-Beach Outdoor Theatre (renamed in January 1957).

Kenmore on June 12, 2023 at 2:35 am

A closer address is 323 E Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island, FL which is the address of Harbor Freight Tools that currently sits on the property.

The drive-in had been demolished by 1984, but the outline, ramps, and entrance/exit road was still present.

Kris4077 on June 12, 2023 at 2:30 am

I think this should map as 322 E. Merritt Island Causeway. There’s currently a Harbor freight there know. The street overlay on historic aerials also shows modern day building outlines and it looks like the harbor freight building.

davidcoppock on December 17, 2021 at 5:16 am

Opened on 3rd June 1952 with a colour cartoon (not named?), “Wabash Avenue” and “Gene Autry and the Mounties”.

50sSNIPES on May 28, 2020 at 8:33 pm

The Merritt Island Drive-In Opened Its Doors On June 5th, 1952 And I Cannot Find The Opening Attraction To This According To The Miami Herald. By Late Summer Of 1954, It Became The Cocoa Drive-In Only For A Bit More Than 5 Years Before Changing The Name Back To The Merritt Island Drive-In For The Rest Of The Theater’s Life, And Was Also Used For Church Serves As Well. It Is Either Closed In Either Late 1967 Or Early 1968.

davidcoppock on February 2, 2020 at 8:24 am

I wonder if they sold hot cocoa in the concession stand?