Horne Drive-In

Chapman Highway,
Knoxville, TN 37920

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Horne Drive-In

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I would like to know more about the Horne Drive-In. It was located on Chapman Highway down the road from the Horne Theatre. The Horne Theatre (which has its own page on Cinema Treaures), was opened from the mid-1940’s until the mid-1950’s

Contributed by Bob Brown

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bbrown1 on June 16, 2009 at 1:28 am

I moved to Knoxville in 1972, and the Horne Drive In was closed by then, though I did hear people talk about it (though at the time, I mistook it for the Sunset Drive In on Clinton Highway). There is a comment under the River Breeze Drive In that describes the Horne Drive In being closed by 1974, though he could see where the drive in had been behind some retail stores, and that a K-Mart (which is now also closed) was eventually built on the location. That must have been after I left Knoxville, so I still don’t know where that would have been.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 24, 2010 at 9:36 pm

O.G.Roaden ran the Horne Drive-in in 1956.

Cliftram on April 28, 2016 at 8:24 pm

Isn’t this the theater with the screen on the back wall of a business? There were two drive-ins on Chapman Highway and we went often with my mom, all us kids piled into our Nash Rambler and enjoying a double feature for a 50 cent admission.
We moved away from Knoxville in 1959 and I’m sure it was still open when we left.

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