Twin Aire Drive-In

6777 Clinton Highway,
Knoxville, TN 37912

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NYozoner
NYozoner on November 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm

6777 Clinton Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37912

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now the site of the Northwest Crossing Walmart Supercenter.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Thanks for the PICTURE>>>>>GREAT.

bbrown1
bbrown1 on July 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Great to finally see a photo of the marquee! INCOMING FRESHMEN was released in 1979, and actually filmed in Knoxville, so I would assume that is the year of the photo.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 14, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Yeah,you and all of us would have had some great pictures,but i have done the same thing,never thinking about snapping a few pictures.

tntim
tntim on June 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I have positioned streetview to the location of the main entrance on Callahan Road. The street sign/marquee was approximately where the Taco Bell sign is now, on Clinton Hwy at Callahan. My dad helped with the installation of the projection equipment and brought me along for the ride. I was only twelve at the time, and wish now that I paid more attention and had taken some pictures. It’s funny how you think that something that is new will be around forever.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 12, 2011 at 12:37 am

Found the land was owned by Mrs.Mary LaRue part of a 40 acre farm sold in 1969 to Simpson Theatres.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 26, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Any pictures of the Twin Aire guys.Sure wish i would have snapped one on the many times we drove by it.

bbrown1
bbrown1 on February 26, 2011 at 10:29 pm

That could be right, or maybe Clinton Highway Cinemas, since it was still a long way from the town of Clinton. I’m still not sure!

tntim
tntim on February 25, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I am not sure, but was the name of the indoor theatres the Clinton Twin or Clinton Cinemas?

bbrown1
bbrown1 on February 2, 2011 at 1:31 am

I wish I could remember the name of the twin indoor theater; I don’t believe it was advertised as the Twin-Aire, but something different. I thought the name might have had Powell in it, but there was a different Powell Cinema further north in Powell, so I doubt that was it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 18, 2011 at 2:20 am

thanks Seeingl wish you had pictures.

SeeingI
SeeingI on January 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I have a vivid and terrifying memory of seeing “Piranha” outdoors here in 1978. The Drive-In was open as late as 1987, as a bunch of us hormonal teens went to see “The Lost Boys” there all squeezed together in my buddy’s car.

As for the indoor theater, I can clearly recall the decorative fountain inside the lobby. I saw “Star Wars” here in 1977 – a very vivid memory! The only other movies I remember seeing here were “RoboCop” and “The Fly” which should tell you about when it finally closed. It is a WalMart now, more’s the pity.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 23, 2010 at 2:27 am

I only remember it as I said driving by as a kid.I want to say it was painted blue and white?I had an ad from there,but lost it somewhere.

bbrown1
bbrown1 on August 23, 2010 at 2:18 am

Mike I would love to see a photo too, but have never run across one. The had a huge lighted marquee that you could see for miles down Clinton Highway. I also remember that the entrance was actually on a side street, and they had a very long curving driveway that wound around to the boxoffice, which was modern A frame building with an office upstairs. The manager actually lived in a trailer that was located on the property.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 7, 2010 at 12:18 am

It is simply amazing as big as KNOXVILLE is and no one to comment on this twin drive-in. the old DIXIE-LEE gets more comments.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 31, 2010 at 11:46 pm

I had a KNOXVILLE newspaper movie ads and It was still open in the mid 80’s.Wish I would had kept it now.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 31, 2010 at 11:44 pm

I remember going by the Twin Aire as a kid and i thought it was the neatest DRIVE-in I had ever saw.Being from Augusta,we had plenty of Drive-ins,but not a Twin Drive-in. It was out in the sticks when I would drive by it with my family going to Speedwell,Tenn. to see family. Way before the interstates. I would love to see a picture of it Bob,if you ever come across one> bet they had a write up in BOXOFFICE. So glad it is on CT.