One of the few operating drive in theaters left in Indiana, the Tri-Way Drive In located in the city of Plymouth opened on June 4, 1953. The first film shown was a benefit performance of Has Anyone Seen My Gal?, starring Piper Laurie and Rock Hudson. The proceeds from the benefit were applied toward the hospital auxiliary.
To name this theater that was built during in the drive in theater boom, a contest was held with the public submitting names to be judged. The winner, Janet Combs, picked the name “Tri-Way” because the theater sat at the convergence of highways US 31, US 30, and US 6, and received a year free pass to the theater for her family.
Recently built next to the Tri-Way Drive In is the Tri-Way Family Mini Golf Center. The drive in and the mini-golf center are under the same management and share an arcade and the concession area, where you will find delicious hamburgers, Chicago-style pizza and hot dogs, pork egg rolls, and Bosco sticks. You can also purchase collectible buckets, various novelty items, and toys.
Open seasonally, from April through October, admission price is only $8 per person for your double feature ($5 for kids 4-11 and kids 3 and under are free), 7 days a week. The box office opens at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday and 8pm Sunday through Thursday. The Tri-Way Drive In has three screens and can hold a capacity of 500 cars.
The show, Night Shift, has featured the Tri-Way Drive In. You can watch the clip of the show by clicking here.