Tiger Drive-In

6117 Airline Highway,
Baton Rouge, LA 70805

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jackx
jackx on July 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

In February 1978, the Tiger Drive-In was “temporarily closed,” hence gone for good, seems the porno film “Chatterbox” was the last movie screened there.

williampowelllives
williampowelllives on July 2, 2012 at 2:57 pm

The Tiger’s screentower was wide. There were two finished livable floors inside with an office at the side door closest to the box office. We lived in a large mobile home off to the side of the theatre but used the “house” built inside the screentower as library space, a small dance studio and music room and schoolwork area. One memorable night, an LP by Tennessee Ernie Ford was played prior to the movie start time. Standard OP. But it was the wrong selection. It was Songs of the North and the entire field, playground and concession stand were trashed. This is the only time I remember having to close the theatre.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 6, 2012 at 3:37 am

Uploaded Goggle Earth view from 2011. It looks like it sat undeveloped until 2004.

Thanks rivest for the ad and aerial photo.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm

This opened on July 16th, 1948. I uploaded an aerial photo and grand opening ad here.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 21, 2010 at 11:26 am

Thanks again Mike.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2010 at 6:37 pm

There is suppose a TIGER DRIVE-in In the North Georgia Mountains if anyone knows about it.It was open several years ago.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Tiger Drive-in parked 600 cars in 1956 and was booked by FILM SERVICES.

edblank
edblank on June 3, 2008 at 9:03 am

Do you mind indicating what city you’re in, LM?
And have you visited any Pittsburgh theaters?
Your photos are often sensational, but in many cases where a posting is older than a year or two, I cannot access them. The same with Warren’s older PhotoBucket offerings. I have no idea why the links sometimes expire in time.

edblank
edblank on June 3, 2008 at 7:20 am

Lost Memory, You are an amazing source of information on old theaters. And you’re all over the map, literally, in terms of Cinema Treasures theaters you monitor.

I’m guessing you exhusted your resources on Leesville to come up with all four of those names and that there’s nowhere else on the Internet or in publication that I might find more information.

And I suppose that until someone from Leesville (a small town and therefore a long shot) or someone formerly stationed at Fort Polk can come up with Cinema Treasures entries for these four movie sites, I’m unlikely to make any headway here.

As someone who also was at Fort Gordon, I was lucky to find most of the Augusta GA moviehouses (all except the drive-in) on C.T., but I’ve had no luck tracking down the sites (a drive-in and one then-newish indoor theater in 1965) that were in a small South Carolina town just across the border from Augusta, GA. (Maybe it was Aiken SC.)

I thank you, LM, for your resources and your follow-through.

edblank
edblank on June 2, 2008 at 8:51 pm

As someone who was stationed at Fort Polk in 1966, I’m trying to track down the names of the three indoor Downtown Leesville moviehouses and the name of the drive-in that was fairly close to town and Fort Polk.

Can anyone help here? There are no theater listings on Cinema Treasures for Leesville theaters.

Thanks very much for any help.

Rogue
Rogue on March 30, 2008 at 2:23 pm

Showed X-rated films (clearly seen from Greenwell St) before it closed and became a Mobile home sales lot.
Although grown up, the cedar tree lined drive was still visible last time I was by there.