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Frank B. Pierce launched the Barbour Drive-In in Louisville, Alabama on June 25, 1953 with Tyrone Power in “Pony Solider” and two cartoons. Pierce also operated the Victory Theatre in Louisville. Its namesake comes from Louisville, Alabama’s county of Barbour. The snack bar contained a Rock-Ola jukebox and diminutive dancing area for patrons. The theatre held just 132 cars at opening.
In 1954, Pierce extended the screen to accommodate widescreen presentations including CinemaScope. He also added a zoo for smaller patrons. The zoo was considered a first for Barbour County. And the facility was expanded to hold 306 cars.
In 1956, Pierce sold the ozoner to Olin Evans who then sold it to Bert Middlebrooks. The theatre appears to have closed in its 10th season in 1962.
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