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Please update address to:
1900 Crawford Rd, Phenix City, AL 36867
5354 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, AL 36109
Eastmont Plaza currently occupies the site of the drive-in, which is on the south side of Atalanta Highway near Watson Circle.
There are two drive-ins (Marshall and Shadyside) near Albertville, both are on Hwy 205. One is south of town, one is north of town. Which drive-in is the Marshall and which drive-in is the Shadyside?
US-31 & Heckert Dr, Cullman, AL 35058
Please update to new address:
3531 Mobile Hwy, Montgomery, AL 36108
Actually, double check the aerial photo. It’s the next plaza north from the Walmart, with the Dollar Tree store and a bunch of other garbage retail.
Please update the address:
3418 20th Ave
Valley, AL 36854
Old Lee Hwy, .25 mile east of Lightfoot DrCherokee, AL 35616
Bexar Ave E & 5th St SE, Hamilton, AL 35570
This drive-in could have been called the Cecil Drive-In, or the M&O Drive-In, or both. Need newspaper ads with location information from when it was still in operation for solid confirmation for the name of this drive-in.
Alabama 52 & S Ball St
Slocomb, AL 36375
Temple Ave N & 22 Nd St NW, Fayette, AL 35555
When people refer back to a drive-in, they sometimes forget the actual name and simply refer to it by the name of the town it was in. The drive-in near Greenville would then be called the Greenville Drive-In, even through it operated under another name. This happens constantly, and leads to a lot of confusion, as well as duplicate listings.
Could there have been a Greenville Drive-In seperate from the Camellia Drive-In? It’s possible, but unless there is a newspaper ad showing both drive-ins operating simultaneously, probably not.
Broadway Ave & Sunrise Dr, Talladega, AL 35160
Still closed as of January 2015. Doubtful that it will ever reopen.
Memorial Pkwy NW & Winchester Rd NW, Huntsville, AL 35810
Does anybody have anything on Sky-Vue Drive-In which was open in the 1950s in Lockhart?
Found the drive-in 1.75 miles west of Carthage.
Texas 149 at Co Rd 208Carthage, TX 75633
It was at the southeast corner of the intersection, and is easily visible in aerial photos from 1954.
The address listed on the heading is for the incorrect location, and is actually the address for the Lone Star/Country Club Drive-In.
The Corral Drive-In was at:4010 Idalou RdLubbock, TX 79403
The newspaper ad posted above by Don Lewis indicates the Corral Drive-In was located on Idalou Highway.
The address is correct but the zip code is slightly off in the header.
The address for the K-Mart which occupied the site today is:
6501 University AveLubbock, TX 79413
The incorrect zip code used in the header directs the mapping to the north part of town, several miles away from the former location of this drive-in.
4100 Interstate 35 Frontage RdWaco, TX 76706
The above address will map accurately to the location of the Waco Drive-In. The address in the header is for the Circle Drive-In, which was roughly 1.5 miles further north.
5309 S 1st StAbilene, TX 79605
The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. The address in the header, while close, is off by over ½ mile to the west.
4005 Pine StAbilene, TX 79601
The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by Mike’s Wrecking. The address in the header is off by several hundred feet.
The playbills on this listing are certainly not for a drive-in. Drive-ins do not have matinee showings, unless it’s a church service on Sundays.
If there were a drive-in and a hardtop in the same town both called the Rainbow, I’d think that would confuse the heck out of the locals. Without further research, my initial observation is that the theatre catalog information is a mistake, which occurred frequently. The fact that it appears in multiple catalogs is irrelevant, since it is the same mistake being blindly repeated over and over again.
Let’s not make that same mistake here, 60 years later. Back then, they didn’t have the internet and unlimited long distance minutes the get to the bottom of things. My guess is that nobody from Lemmon even looked at a catalog to recognize the mistake, and people living outside of Lemmon wouldn’t know any better, one way or another.
As they said on the X-File, “The truth is out there.” We just need to dig it up from the archival newspapers on microfilm or digital scans.
Think about it, you have a publisher in LA or NY compiling theatre data from hundreds of towns with thousands of theatres all over the country. Confusing a hardtop with a drive-in happened more than a few times with the catalogs and almanacs, I am sure.
Until I see a newspaper advertisement indicating Rainbow Drive-In, Rainbow Auto Theatre, or Rainbow Outdoor Theatre, I would classify this as a hardtop based upon the information provided in the playbill. The playbill is definitely advertising for a hardtop.
US 17, .5 miile south of I-95Hardeeville, SC 29927
The drive-in is visible on aerial photos from 1951.
Columbia Hwy, .7 mile northeast of Boyd Branch RdSaluda, SC 29138
Drive-in is visible on aerial photo from 1969.