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Only was going by what was in the City Directory on listing of ownership. The header still need to be updated to two screens and the address 3424 General Meyer Ave. needs to be added.
Chuck1231, You are a bit mistaken my friend. The Algiers Drive Inn was owned by my father Samuel Wright in the 50’s and 60’s along with several other theathers . Trust me I was there with him when he would count cars and my Uncle was the manager. You should correct your listing to reflect the facts. Also My Uncle Billy Bryant was the owner along with Teddy Solmon of Gulf States Theaters. And My other uncle Clarance Bryant was one of the people who started the retail motion picture business in New Orleans way back when. I grew up in the business going with my dad to Film Row downtown New Orleans (La Salle St. from Canal to Tulane)as a kid. MGM, American International, Beuna Vista and others. If you want more info just email me and I’ll give you the poop on it all. Thanks, Billy
Some photos from drive-ins.com
The Algiers Drive-In address:
3424 General Meyer Ave.
1955-1969 owned by Connett Theatre, 1975-1980 operated by Gulf States Theatres. This drive-in was twinned in 1972.
Header needs to be corrected with the address and screens changed to twin.