Royal Drive-In

Sowashee Street,
Meridian, MS 39301

400 cars

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jwmovies
jwmovies on November 18, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Approx. location for this drive-in was S Frontage Rd & Sowashee St.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on September 26, 2012 at 9:21 am

ZaneRoyal..How about finding somebody to reopen it? It could twined.

ZaneRoyal
ZaneRoyal on September 26, 2012 at 9:06 am

I own this property. Steel tower is standing, wood face is half gone. Dates above are correct. The Grand Ave address is correct for the office, but the building is gone.

wsaucier
wsaucier on July 9, 2011 at 9:43 pm

The Royal Drive In screen tower was still standing when I passed through Meridian in May 2011. Still looks like the pic posted above.

ahollis
ahollis on August 3, 2010 at 10:31 am

There was a ABC Mid-South Theatre off the Interstate located in the mall. I beleive it was called The Plaza and it was a single screen. It stayed open until around 1984. It might have re-opened a couple of times as an independant discount house.

I have not passed there in several years but it was still standing in that closed mall when I did.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 13, 2010 at 5:02 am

Open 1950-1985?

Open for sure in 1967.

Owned by Royal Theaters, A.L. Royal Sr. & A.L. Royal, Jr. Owners, 1417 Grand Avenue, Meridian, just 2 blocks from the drive-in.

Could use an exact address, more info and more photos.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 9, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Thanks for the story,S.sam.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on July 1, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Short story on the Royal Land at the old drive-in.

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Anybody want to buy a drive-in? Nice photos SS.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 30, 2010 at 11:35 am

I know this is a bit off topic,but also in Meridan I noticed what I thought was an ABC THEATRE in a shopping center right off the interstate ,like the Royal Drive-in you could see it from I-20 and I think,this was 1975 when i went out to Dallas,that “JAWS” was playing?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 30, 2010 at 11:31 am

Yep,that is it.the fence and all.I guess it was 1992 when i passed it.I can’t believe it is still there,but being so close 1-20 maybe that has kept anyone from buying it.I figured it would have been long gone.thanks Silicon Sam.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on June 30, 2010 at 6:46 am

Yes, the Royal was on I-20. Here are some 2005 pics of the Royal.

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