Comet Drive-In

1176 Odens Mill Road,
Sylacauga, AL 35150

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Comet Drive-In

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The Comet Drive-In opened on July 1, 1949 with Lon Chaney Jr. in “16 Fathoms Deep”. It was designed by Martin Theatres in-house architect, Rufus E. Bland of Columbus, Georgia. This single screen drive-in had a capacity for 400 cars. It was demolished in the 1990’s.

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carolgrau
carolgrau on April 10, 2006 at 12:55 pm

With that kind of luck I hope she went to the racetrack the next day.
Norelco

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 10, 2008 at 7:36 pm

Here is the 1949 photo, along with an undated photo:
http://tinyurl.com/5ew7zs
http://tinyurl.com/6mp2d4

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 16, 2009 at 8:29 am

The correct name of the architect of the Comet Drive-In was Rufus E. Bland. As the Martin circuit’s in-house architect, he designed many theaters for them from the late 1940s, and perhaps earlier, until at least as recently as 1973.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on February 14, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Goggle Earth 1996…

I think this is the location?

jwmovies
jwmovies on September 23, 2012 at 4:18 am

That’s it! Approx. address for this drive-in was 1176 Odens Mill Road.

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