Big Red Twin Drive-In

2600 Cantrell Road,
Little Rock, AR 72202

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Big Red Twin Drive-In

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The history of this drive-in was confusing so any corrections would be great. Opened as the Riverside Drive-In in the mid-1950’s and was operated by Rowley United. In May, 1962 it became a two screen and renamed the Razorback Drive-In. It was operated by Rowley United until 1975 followed by United Artists when it was renamed the Big Red Twin Drive-In.

United Artists closed the drive-in in the early-1980’s. It has since been demolished and offices and retail are on the site of the former drive-In.

Any additional information on the Big Red Twin would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

wjerdean on August 12, 2014 at 6:04 pm

My recollection is that the Riverside was indeed renamed the Razorback. But its twin screens had separate names. One was the Wild Hog screen. And the other was the Big Red. I do not recall its sign ever having said the Big Red Twin. But I was away in service in part of 1970s.

NYozoner on January 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Please update address to: 2600 Cantrell Road Little Rock, AR 72202 ‎

jamestv on January 12, 2015 at 7:14 pm

The original Razorback Drive-In was on Roosevelt Rd. south of downtown Little Rock. It closed down in the early ‘60’s to be replaced by subsidized housing. Since Arkansas is the home of the Razorbacks (the University of Arkansas’ mascot), it wouldn’t do to not have a Razorback Drive-In so the Riverside inherited the name.

Chris1982 on January 12, 2015 at 9:46 pm

When looking at the 1956 aerial the entrance was on Rebsaman Park Road.

Bobdepyro on January 15, 2015 at 9:06 am

Who was the artist that painted the Hog logo on the screens? I have an idea but I will hold off on making any comments.

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