Bordeaux Drive-In

3930 Clarksville Pike,
Nashville, TN 37220

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Bordeaux Drive-In

The Bordeaux Drive-In was located on Clarksville Highway (Highway 41A) in the North Nashville neighborhood of Bordeaux. It was located on the right side of the highway as you were driving from Nashville towards Clarksville.

The Bordeaux Drive-In opened July 26, 1951 with Yvonne De Carlo in “Buccaneer’s Girl”. By 1955 it was operated by the Crescent Amusement Co. It was taken over by the Martin Theatres chain in 1965. It was closed in the late-1960’s or early-1970’s. The sign out front survived for several years after all other traces of the drive in were gone, but it is now also gone.

Contributed by Bob Brown

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm

i have it parking 450 cars,Dave,and being owned by Creascent Amusement in 1956.

TLSLOEWS on June 17, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I sent Robin a photo of the marquee,but she never posted it,I will try to find another one.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 17, 2011 at 5:45 pm

She is on FACEBOOK,I am going to JUMP on that Girl, Nick is always a good bet to get stuff on.He wants to Include every theatre he finds.

TLSLOEWS on June 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I am on Facebook to have some theatre stuff on my page,saw Jennifer on mine as someone I might know must be from her e-mail that you use.Now back to the Bordeaux Drive-in to stay on topic,LOL.

Danny Proctor
Danny Proctor on August 29, 2011 at 9:00 am

Hey, TLSLOEWS, I don’t know who this Robin person is that has never posted your photos … but I’d sure love to see all these marquee photos you talk about. The new format of Cinema Treasures makes it very simple to upload photos. I’m also on Facebook in all the Nashville nostalgia groups. Love to see what you have.

TLSLOEWS on August 29, 2011 at 11:16 am

O.K.Danny I am on Facebook as Terry Smith I have many photos on my Flickr account as loewsguy and have about 400 photos on my C.T. page as TLSLOEWS just click on TLSLOEWS on the comment above yours and you can veiw the photos.

rivest266 on February 13, 2016 at 7:54 pm

This opened on July 26th, 1951. Grand opening ad in photo section.

TomMc11 on August 30, 2017 at 12:22 pm

The “green, roundish clump of trees” Silicon Sam mentions above that identified where there screen was is no more. The Hallmark Station apartments now occupy that site.

DavePrice on August 30, 2017 at 12:31 pm

I don’t know how many of you remember “Spook” shows that used to play after the late movie- they consisted of some magic tricks and then something scary like cutting off the head of a volunteer from the audience or the creation of a Frankenstein monster. Usually there would be a frightening movie on that night.

When these shows played the Crescent houses they would often play the drive-ins too and do the show on the top of the concession building. People would just stand around and watch. Such shows played the Bordeaux several times.

davidcoppock on June 18, 2019 at 11:53 am

Opened with “Buccaneer’s girl”.

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