Do Twin Drive-In

244 Focis Street,
Metairie, LA 70005

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Do Twin Drive-In

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The Do Twin Drive-In was a twin screen drive-in with a capacity for 1,000 cars. The Do Twin Drive-In closed around 1980 and has been demolished.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 1, 2006 at 9:45 pm

Here is some additonal information:
http://tinyurl.com/yl2pta

joysmovies
joysmovies on January 24, 2008 at 9:49 pm

Here’s an ad for a movie playing at the Do and other theatres from 1963:
View link

BigEasyBarry
BigEasyBarry on August 10, 2009 at 6:10 am

I remember my dad taking us to see The Corpse Grinders and The Undertaker and His Pals at the Do Drive-In circa 1971. My dad passed away in October 2008. I bought these two films on DVD and can relive a very happy time with him.

Cajundweeb
Cajundweeb on June 5, 2010 at 2:07 am

What a great drive-in! The last time I had gone there (1978?), they had removed the speaker posts and had installed a system where you could tune your car’s radio to hear the movie’s soundtrack. That didn’t work on our old truck’s radio (it was AM), so we had to borrow a radio from the concession stand and listen with that. I remember at the time that they were playing “Buck Rogers” (the Gil Gerard and Erin Gray version that later aired as a pilot for the series on NBC television.

Back in the early to mid ‘70’s, I can remember riding on I-10 ahd looking out over the guardrail and seeing a glimpse of what was playing on the South screen. Pretty cool, huh?

ArthurHardy
ArthurHardy on June 11, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Announcing a book about New Orleans Movie Theaters

THEREâ€\S ONE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
The History of the Neighborhood Theaters in New Orleans
is being written by 89-year-old Rene Brunet, the dean of the motion picture industry in Louisiana, and New Orleans historian and preservationist Jack Stewart. The 160-page,coffee table book will be released in November and is being published by Arthur Hardy Enterprises, Inc. Attention will be focused on 50 major neighborhood and downtown theaters, culled from a list of nearly 250 that have dotted the cityâ€\s landscape since the first “nickelodeon” opened in 1896 at 626 Canal Street. The book will be divided by neighborhoods and will open with a map and a narrative about each area. Each major theater will feature “then and now” photographs, historic information, and a short series of quotes from famous New Orleanians and from regular citizens who will share their recollections.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
We are trying to acquire memorabilia and additional photos of this theater for this publication. (deadline July 1.) You will be credited in the book and receive a free autographed copy if we publish the picture that you supply. Please contact Arthur Hardy at or call 504-913-1563 if you can help.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 15, 2010 at 3:18 am

Interesting Name.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Thanks Drive-in mike,for the ad.

Sparks
Sparks on August 3, 2011 at 5:53 am

I worked in the concession stand at the Do Drive in in 1979, my friends and I hung out there every weekend!! What great memories…

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