Space Age Drive-In

2221 N. Jackson Street,
Tullahoma, TN 37388

550 cars

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Space Age Drive-In

This drive-in is featured in the February 16, 1970 issue of ‘Boxoffice’ magazine (the Astro Drive-In is also featured). It was, at the time, a state-of the-art facility and the centerpiece of a revitalized community.

Contributed by Dennis Chimelis

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jwmovies on December 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 2221 North Jackson Street. Now Regal Tullahoma 8.

Some parts of the ramps are still visible north of the theatre.

seywhut on December 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Oh my goodness! I never thought I’d see that marquee again! I didn’t realize it lasted that long. It was a cool place. Very “mod” for it’s day. The other alternative was the “Arnold” drive-in which was horrible. I think we had one more here in town in the early 50’s on the new Manchester Highway out by the old “Blue Top Motel”. They used to use the underneath side of the screen to store hay.
I don’t know about a “revitalized community.” At the time it was way out in the boondocks. But it was big and it was neat. But I could have sworn it was gone before I was in high school. Interesting that shot from 82.

banone72 on February 16, 2014 at 6:55 am

I got this cool photo from a gentleman at the Columbia Neon Co. In Columbia, Tennessee. He told he help design it and put it up. He also took this photo. Enjoy. I was fortunate enough to see several movies here including, Jerimiah Johnson, Walking Tall, Airplane, Friday 13th. It closed in 1983.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on February 16, 2014 at 8:50 am

Where is the picture at banone72?

SpaceAge on April 12, 2018 at 7:49 pm

Drive-In 54, I have a copy of the photo provided by Mr. Charles Stofel, Columbia Neon.

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