4300 N. Broadway,
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The Family Drive-In was located on North Broadway close to the intersection with Walker Boulevard and Dutch Valley Road. It was on the right just before you go into Fountain City, if you are headed north on Broadway. The back of the drive-in bordered on Walker Boulevard, and there was a shopping center located just north of it on Broadway.
The Family Drive-In was built sometime in the 50’s and closed in the early 80’s. Like the Knoxville Drive-In, it was converted into an RV park for the 1982 Knoxville World’s Fair, and probably never reopened. In the 70’s, it was run by ABC, and then Plitt. I think it held about 600 cars, and was probably the second largest drive-in in Knoxville after the Twin Aire.
This is where I saw “The Exorcist”. I think the shopping center next door has taken over the space where the drive-in used to be, as there was no sign left of the drive-in the last time I drove by.
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