Barksdale Drive-In

3000 Old Minden Road,
Bossier City, LA 71111

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Barksdale Drive-In

The Barksdale Drive-In was opened on November 23, 1950 when it was operated by Lillian Lutzer. In March 1956 it was taken over by McElroy Theatres Inc.

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 4, 2008 at 8:40 pm

The Barksdale Drive-In Theater was located near Barksdale Air Force Base.

jwmovies on September 6, 2012 at 12:36 am

This drive-in was located at 3000 Old Minden Road, Bossier City, LA 71112.

MichaelKilgore on July 29, 2019 at 1:32 pm

From the March 3, 1956 issue of BoxOffice: “Purchase of the Barksdale Drive-In, on Old Highway 80 north of Barksdale Air Force Base, by McElroy Theatres, Inc., was announced Monday (2) by Tom McElroy, head of the company. The drive-in was purchased from Mrs. Lillian Lutzer, Dallas, for an undisclosed amount and becomes the McElroy circuit’s ninth theatre.”

davidcoppock on November 5, 2020 at 3:32 am

I hope when the movies screened at this drive-in, the air force planes didn’t take off or land at the nearby air force base while the movies were playing!?

50sSNIPES on August 30, 2021 at 2:29 pm

I believed that the Barksdale opened on November 23, 1950 with “Barricade”. I haven’t looked in the extra subjects yet though.

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