Summer Drive-In (first)
5150 Summer Avenue,
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The original Summer Drive-In was opened by Kemmons Wilson in 1948. It was Memphis' first drive-in, and was down the street from where Wilson would open the world’s first Holiday Inn in 1952. In 1948, it was one of the country’s largest drive-in’s with a capacity for 670 cars. It was later operated by Malco Theatres Inc. and was sold for development in 1966.
The Summer Twin Drive-In (now Summer Drive-In with 4-screens) was opened further east along Summer Avenue the same year the original Summer Drive-In closed. It is still in operation and has its own page on Cinema Treasures.
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