Don Drive-In

2681 Ct Switzer Sr. Drive,
Biloxi, MS 39531

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Don Drive-In

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The Don Drive-In was located on Highway 90 between Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi. It had a capacity of 850 cars and was operated by Gulf States Theatres until it was closed in 1976.

When the Don Drive-In was opened in 1956 it was advertised as having the largest screen in the South. It was opened with the Cornel Wilde picture "The Star of India" and a second first run feature on the same bill.

Later after the lot was cleared, the UA Biloxi 10 Theatre was built in 1995 on the back part of the former drive-in site that faced Switzer Drive. The Biloxi 10 itself was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and has been demolished.

Contributed by Wayne Saucier

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ahollis
ahollis on January 31, 2010 at 11:51 am

Sorry but it was not destroyed by Hurrican Camille. It closed in 1976 due to declining business. I was city manager for Biloxi for Gulf States theatres in the late 70’s and had to check on the property once a week. The concessin stand burned down in 78 due to some kids playing around. A good number of pine trees had started to grow in the field, but the screen were intact. The screens were finally brought down by Hurricane Elena in 1985.

United Artists did do a land lease on the property and built the Biloxi 10.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on August 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm

You can still see the outline of a part of the theater. Type in 2662 Switzer.

jwmovies
jwmovies on September 26, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Entrance was between what is now Walmart(!) Ln & Eisenhower on Beach Boulevard (Hwy 90).

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