Showtown Twin Drive-In

11111 Airline Highway,
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Opened by Gulf States in 1970, the Showtown Drive-In was the last new drive-in to be built in Baton Rouge and spent 6 years as the only outdoor outfit in the city after the closing of the Tiger Drive-In, in 1978.

The Showtown Twin Drive-In had a North and South Screen, and was consistently popular and open year-round. The theatre was still pulling patrons after the chain has stopped running it during early-1984, but it soon closed and was razed to make way for a Peterbilt truck lot.

Contributed by Fred Sliman

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rivest266
rivest266 on January 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm

This opened on August 13th, 1969. I have uploaded an USGS aerial and an grand opening ad here.

jwmovies
jwmovies on November 26, 2012 at 8:20 am

Above info is incorrect. Though very, very overgrown, most ramps are still there! From Google Maps, look northward to Crestwood Suites and you can make out the outline just west of the hotel.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 27, 2013 at 2:17 pm

It comes up correct on Bing but not Goggle maps. Like I have said sometimes Goggle maps are off.

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