Twin City Drive-In

2512 Volunteer Parkway,
Bristol, TN 37620

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Twin City Drive-In

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The Twin City Drive-In was built in 1949 by Raymond Warden and Bo Diggs. Today it is operated by Raymond’s grandson Danny Warden. This drive-in has a capacity for 350 cars.

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Patsy
Patsy on February 15, 2005 at 3:41 am

lostmemory: Thanks for the Bristol Drive-In site! Fun story about the drive-in being used when Nascar is in town!

razzman1986
razzman1986 on October 13, 2007 at 1:29 am

The first time I can remember going to the Twin City Drive-In was as a child in 1977 with my Mom & another friend. I was 7-years old at the time and Star Wars was showing along with an Elvis Presley movie. The memory of seeing Star Wars on the big screen while sitting outside on a blanket is one of the fondest memories that I can remember from childhood. I love this Drive-In and hope it will always remain opened.

Renaworley
Renaworley on May 1, 2010 at 3:25 am

There is an error in the information about the Twin City. Raymond Warden and Bo Diggs (my dad) were 50/50 partner in building the theater and Bo bought out Raymond (his father-in-law) in the 50’s. Bo sold the theater to Danny Warden in 1974.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 2, 2010 at 2:46 am

Very nice looking Drive-in.But one would expect that in East Tenn. Right TLSLOEWS.

mlex1978
mlex1978 on June 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

I’m from Milwaukee Wi and grew up on drive ins! When I lived up there we would hit up the Starlight which had 2 screens and could park over 1200 cars! A lot of great memories there as a child! Now I have children and take them to Twin City a bunch of times during the summer! They always have new movies and you can’t beat the price! My kids love this Drive in the only thing it is missing is a small playground in front of the screen mainly swings and a slide! That was a big memory as a small child! But either way super cheap concessions and bathrooms are clean and the property has nice grass to throw a blanket down and enjoy the movie! They other neat thing would be for the current open drive ins to play them old cheesy concession commercials they use to play years ago! They where cute and a neat memory!

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on February 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Have they upgraded to digital?

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on February 26, 2014 at 3:33 pm

According to their website yes!!

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