Jim & Tim Drive-In

25646 5th Avenue,
Florala, AL 36442

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The Jim & Tim Drive-In was opened on June 22, 1954, just east of Florala, Alabama. The imaginative name was inspired by owner Mitter Adams two sons, Jim and Tim. Featuring a 44'x56' screen and working concession stand, the drive-in accommodated 200 cars. It was still open in 1957, but this short-lived drive-in has since been demolished.

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Kenmore on April 6, 2019 at 10:39 am

Found It!

The address is 25646 Fifth Ave, Florala, AL, which is now the home of the McNeill Concrete, Inc. The address maps slightly to the east of the property on Google.

A 1956 aerial shows the drive-in intact and apparently operational. By 1966, it had been demolished.

There is no trace of the drive-in remaining.


Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on April 6, 2019 at 9:44 pm

I think you found the Starlite Drive-In. The Jim & Tim Drive-In has not been found yet..

Kenmore on April 6, 2019 at 11:39 pm

The Starlite Drive-In was located at 22486 US-331, Paxton, FL.


You can see it clearly on the 1956 aerial photo.

The drive-in I found is a few miles away on the Alabama side of the border.

So, unless there is a third drive-in, I believe I found the Jim & Tim Drive-In.

Kenmore on April 8, 2019 at 10:49 am

Drive-In 54, if you do not believe the drive-in that was located at 25646 Fifth Ave, Florala, AL is the Jim & Tim, then what is your belief based on?

The Starlite Drive-In was a few miles away in Paxton, FL, so do you think there was a third drive-in that was located in the Florala/Paxton area in 1956?

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on April 8, 2019 at 4:50 pm

Okay..I did some checking you are correct. Good job!!

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on April 9, 2019 at 8:04 am

After more checking there was third DI in the area. That is the one that is a unknown. It could been one of the other ones but renamed at one time.

Kenmore on April 9, 2019 at 10:38 am

If you can narrow down when it was open, that would help in finding it.

I can say that I only see the Starlite and Jim & Tim drive-ins from a 1956 aerial that is around the Florala/Paxton area.

Of course, that doesn’t mean a third drive-in didn’t exist but it may have not been built yet, was fully demolished before 1956, or simply doesn’t resemble a typical drive-in.

Kris4077 on April 9, 2019 at 2:01 pm

22520 US-331, Laurel Hill, FL 32567 The Tom Thumb Gas station is the correct address for the Starlite D-I. The Gas station looks like it was built in the front of the lot. There may still be ramps back in those trees.

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