Airport Drive-In

State Road 17,
Sulligent, AL 35586

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jwmovies
jwmovies on August 31, 2012 at 6:50 pm

This drive-in was located just north of Military Grove Rd. on Hwy. 17 (west side of Hwy). The first building you see is in the middle of the drive-in field.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on October 19, 2010 at 8:05 pm

No address, but here are its coordinates: 33.858496,-88.121338

ahollis
ahollis on April 23, 2008 at 4:37 pm

The Twixt Theatre was a Drive-In located on State Road 17 between Sulligent and Vernon. After a county airport was built close by, the name was changed to Airport Drive-In. While Cobb Theatres did operate this Drive-in along with the Strand Theatre in beautiful downtown Sulligent; in the middle 60’s both were taken over by Harold Jones, a local businessman who had a deep love for films and theatres. Mr. Jones also re-opened the Lyric Theatre in Aberdeen MS. He operated the theatres until the middle 70’s when it was not economically feasible to operate small theatres in towns with a population around 3000.

As a child visiting grandparents in Sulligent during the summer, I can vividly recall a truck with a loudspeaker going around town announcing the latest horror movie to play at the drive-in that weekend. I did my best to get my grandfather to take me, but being in a small farming town, sunrise came early and bedtime came before the drive-in opened.

Both the drive-in and theatre were razed. I am not sure about the drive-in, but the theatre came down sometime in the late 90’s after spending time as a warehouse.