Rocket Drive-In

416 Renfroe Street,
Magnolia, AR 71753

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Built on the site of the Joy Drive-In which was operated by Joy Theatres Inc. and was closed in 1951. The Rocket Drive-In was open in 1955 with a car capacity listed at 689 cars. It was initially operated by Rowley United followed by United Artists in 1966. The drive-In closed in 1980. Today only the concession/projection building stands in an empty field where the drive-in once stood.

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NYozoner
NYozoner on January 12, 2015 at 8:57 pm

Please update the address to: Arkansas 19 & Renfroe St, Magnolia, AR 71753

Kenmore
Kenmore on June 6, 2016 at 5:50 pm

A closer address (at least for Google) is 415 Renfroe, Magnolia, AR. The faintest hint of the ramps remain. http://tinyurl.com/zq37o7e

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on February 16, 2018 at 2:31 pm

415 Renfroe is on the wrong side of the street.

The Florence family bought the Joy Theater and Drive-in in February 1950. The Joy Drive-in was demolished and the Rocket Drive-in was built in its place at the southwest intersection of South Jackson and Renfroe.“ So it would be aka the Joy Drive-In. Maybe it would be considered a separate DI with it’s own page?

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