Air Sho Drive-In

41 Chieftain Way,
Mobile, AL 36610

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Air Sho Drive-In

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This drive-in was located near the local airport in the Chickasaw district of Mobile, AL. It was opened prior to 1955 when it was operated by Giddens & Rester Theatres and W.E. Limroth. One native recalls planes landing directly behind the theater, presumably allowing the passengers and crew to watch the show for free.

Contributed by Ken Mcintyre

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jwmovies on October 25, 2014 at 8:52 pm

The address for this drive-in was 41 Chieftain Way now in Mobile AL 36610.

Please update.

An empty field, most ramps and the foundations are still there.

WeMoPo on March 15, 2016 at 7:49 pm

An airfield near here? Never heard this. That must go way back. This area was developed with inexpensive housing for the shipyards in Chickasaw around WW I (1915-1918). May have been a very small grass-strip airfield for a short time.

Kenmore on March 16, 2016 at 7:48 am

Topographical maps going back to WWII do not show any indication of a airfield or even a grass strip for planes anywhere near the “Air Sho”. The area was a golf course before a large section was created for the drive-in.

WeMoPo on March 16, 2016 at 7:11 pm

From the “More Than You Ever Wanted to Know” Dept.: yes, there was a golf course there. The clubhouse still exists as a residence at the south end of Yeend Ave. (Ref. The photo must be ca. 1959 based on the features advertised (Windom’s Way, The Big Beat).

davidcoppock on February 23, 2017 at 11:15 pm

This might be the same Fly-in Drive-in mentioned briefly on page 99(chapter 10 – strange drive-in’s) of Drive-in theaters a history of their inception in 1933(Kerry Seagrave).

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