Birchfield Drive-In

Solway, TN 37931

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The Birchfield Drive-In was located in the small Knox County community of Solway, which is right across the Clinch River from Oak Ridge. According to an article in The Oak Ridger, the Birchfield Drive-In was run by the same people who operated the Skyway and Elza Drive-Ins in Oak Ridge. According to the article, ‘When the water is low, the ridges of the parking area of the Birchfield theater can be seen just west of the bridge, if one uses just a bit of imagination.’ So I assume the drive-in was swallowed up by Melton Hill Lake when Melton Hill Dam was completed in 1963.

Contributed by Bob Brown

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 23, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Yes,Bob I have no mention of the BIRCHFIELD Drive-in in my 1956 Motion Picture Almanac,so bet it was closed way before 1963.Thanks for finding the BIRCHFIELD.

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