Eagle Drive-In

110 Florida Street,
Brewton, AL 36426

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Eagle Drive-In

The Eagle Drive-In was opened by Martin Theatres on June 8, 1950 with Preston Foster in “The Big Cat”. It was closed in the 1970’s.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 15, 2007 at 3:34 pm

Part of the Fred McLendon circuit in the early seventies.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on September 28, 2010 at 5:15 pm

It looks like this one might’ve actually been in East Brewton, back in the woods a few yards southeast of the US 29/AL 41 intersection.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 28, 2010 at 7:40 pm

In 1956 it was part of the MARTIN THEATRE CHAIN of Columbus,Georgia.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 15, 2011 at 1:03 am

U.S. 29 & Florida St, East Brewton, AL 36426

The above address will map to the location of the drive-in, which is southwest of the intersection.

Here is a 1958 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/9amJHo

jwmovies
jwmovies on September 27, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Approx address for this drive-in was 130 Florida Street. Part of the outline is still there in the back of the building onsite.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on April 9, 2019 at 6:04 pm

Martin Theatres Circuit built this theater early in 1950. A naming contest found Cordie Thompson of East Brewton the winner using the name, The Eagle Drive-In. Thompson said that since the high school team was the W.S. Neal Blue Eagles, that seemed appropriate. The Brewton and East Brewton mayors were on hand as the 315-car drive-in filled on its opening date, June 8, 1950. The opening feature was “The Big Cat” starring Preston Foster.

The long-running theatre continued into the 1970s. It was demolished and became home to Cars 4 Less at 110 Florida Street in the 21st Century.

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