About The Drive-in

CB Grand Opening May-1950 YL copyThe Centerbrook Drive-in first opened on Tuesday May 2nd, 1950 (see the ad to the left… note the original wooden screen, which was blown down by a tornado in the 1960’s), and has been serving Martinsville, IN and the surrounding communities ever since.  Centerbrook gets it’s name from the two nearby  towns of Centerton and Brooklyn (“Center”-ton combined with “Brook”-lyn).

Centerbrook has been in continuous operation every year since 1950, and we are lucky to be one of 350+ drive-ins still operating in the U.S.  We are the last surviving drive-in out of 4 known drive-ins in Morgan County, including the “Templeton Wheel-in Outdoor Theatre,” which was located on 67 just 3 miles north of Centerbrook (see the ads along the bottom of this page).

The current owner, Tyler Tharpe, started working at Centerbrook in 2001, and purchased it from Bob and Stacia Zloty in 2008.  He and his family are proud to carry on this long standing tradition of  bringing you the best movies and food possible… outside under the stars.  We hope you will visit us soon!

Centerbrook Drive-in copyDrive-in Photos

Do you have any photos of the Centerbrook Drive-in that you would like to share? Email them to: centerbrookdrivein@gmail.com

Please enjoy the photos of our drive-in below:



Summer 1956 YL copy   Airport:Wheel-In copy