Southwest Twin Drive-In

4233 South Third Street,
Memphis, TN 38103

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Southwest Twin Drive-In

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Opened as the single screen 61 Drive-In (for Highway 61 which is also S. 3rd Street) it operated from 1961 to 1965. Re-opened in 1968 as the Southwest Twin Drive-In, it was the last drive in to open in Memphis. It was owned and operated by Malco. From the mid-1980’s through the early-2000’s, the Southwest Twin Drive-In and the Summer Quartet Drive-In were the only drive-ins in Memphis. I believe it closed in 2001. The last time I drove by, it was still completely intact, though that has been several years ago.

Contributed by Bob Brown, Vincent Astor

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ChrisB on July 5, 2013 at 3:30 am

Property is going up for auction on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Info and photos here:

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 6, 2013 at 7:39 am

Also home of Memphis Jockey Lot, Flea Market.

vastor on October 7, 2014 at 6:06 am

61 DRIVE-IN 1961-65, SOUTHWEST TWIN 1968-2000

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