Camellia Drive-In

1306 E. Commerce Street,
Greenville, AL 36037

300 cars

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The Camellia Drive-In was open in the mid-1950’s. Car capacity was listed at 300. Thru 1964 it was operated by Martin Theatres followed by McLendon Theatres thru closing. The Camellia Drive-In closed in the mid-1980’s.

Any additional information on the Camellia Drive-In would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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jwmovies
jwmovies on November 22, 2014 at 1:39 am

This drive-in was located at 1300 E Commerce St.

Use 1306 to map (the Shell gas station next door).

Now a ballfield.

Please update.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 10, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Randy,

When people refer back to a drive-in, they sometimes forget the actual name and simply refer to it by the name of the town it was in. The drive-in near Greenville would then be called the Greenville Drive-In, even through it operated under another name. This happens constantly, and leads to a lot of confusion, as well as duplicate listings.

Could there have been a Greenville Drive-In seperate from the Camellia Drive-In? It’s possible, but unless there is a newspaper ad showing both drive-ins operating simultaneously, probably not.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on January 10, 2015 at 4:17 pm

You are right Rick, I have run into that before myself.

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