SPACE COAST HISTORY: Do You Remember Drive-In Theaters in Brevard County?
By Space Coast Daily // February 12, 2017
Brevard's Drive-In's remembered
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – For many decades, drive-in movie theaters were among the most popular choices for American entertainment.
On the Space Coast, several theaters offered the traditional drive in setup, with a large outdoor projection screen and the stereo speaker posts.
From classics like Tarzan to double-feature specials starring acting icons such as Clint Eastwood, the drive in theater was a favorite destination for film fanatics of all ages.
In Merritt Island, the Causeway Diner was conveniently located off of 520, in the heart of the island. It was located next to a indoor theater known as the Barn Theater.
In Cocoa, the Vanguard Drive in was located off of U.S. 1, north of state road 528. Today, the only remaining artifact from the Vanguard Drive In is a sign for an auto repair shop and an aquarium.
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