Selmont Drive-In

AL-8 and Roosevelt Avenue,
Selma, AL 36701

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Previously operated by: ABC Theatres, R.M. Kennedy, Wilby-Kincey

Previous Names: Sel-Mont Drive-In

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Selmont Drive-In

The Sel-Mont Drive-In was opened on June 24, 1949 with Dennis Morgan & Jack Carson in “Two Guys from Texas”. It had a car capacity listed at 600. It was operated by R.M. Kennedy followed by Wilby-Kincey. It was renamed Selmont Drive-In and went over to screening adult movies. The drive-in closed on November 20, 1976 with John Holmes in “Liquid Lips”.

The Greater New Hope Baptist Church was built on the site of the old drive-in. The rugged old screen stood standing behind the church for many years.

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NYozoner on January 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Please change address to:

AL-8 & Roosevelt Ave Selma, AL 36701

The address in the header will not map.

Kenmore on July 6, 2019 at 11:42 am

A January 2017 Google Street view along with the overhead view shows no screen. Only a foundation remains in place along with many of the ramps, concession stand/projection booth foundation, and vestiges of the entrance and exit roads.

rivest266 on July 6, 2019 at 12:10 pm

The Sel-Mont Drive-In had its last season in 1979.

davidcoppock on July 6, 2019 at 12:12 pm

Opened on 24/6/1949 with a colour cartoon(not named), and “Two guys from Texas”.

rivest266 on July 6, 2019 at 12:14 pm

Aerial photo of not-so-good quality uploaded along with other cinemas in town.

dallasmovietheaters on May 24, 2020 at 5:07 am

As noted, the venue opened as the Sel-Mont Drive-In Theatre on June 24, 1949 with “Two Guys from Texas.” It was bought by the operator of the 80 Drive-In from ABC Theatres Circuit. The renamed Selmont Drive-In Theatre programmed X and “XX” films closing on November 20, 1976 with John Holmes in “Liquid Lips.” It was used as a drive-in church from 1977 to 1979 before the property was augmented with a more conventional hard-top church structure.

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