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Drive-in Theatres Southeast

 

Kenwood Drive-in (Closed)
Louisville KY
Photo courtesy Steve Felder

Traveling around town in Louisville, Kentucky after watching a Cardinal game? If you have a moment, visit the Kenwood Drive-in. The theatre is fairly generic looking, but the marquee is an eye-catcher to passing motorists.

 

UPDATE 04/08 : Here is a more recent photo of the Kenwood Drive-in Theatre in Louisville. Many thanks to Rosalind Causey for update. 04-08

Kenwood Drive-in Theatre
Louisville, KY
Photo courtesy Rosalind Causey

UPDATE 01/09 : The Kenwood Drive-in of Louisville KY has screened its last picture. The theater was to celebrate its 60th anniversary this summer, but it was not meant to be. The family favorite and city landmark will be greatly missed. No word yet on what the site will be used for. Many thanks to Rosalind Causey for update. 04-08

 

 

Skyvue Twin Drive-In Theatre (Closed)
Winchester, KY
Photo courtesy Barry Wells

Winchester is home to a two-screener, the Skyvue Twin Drive-in Theatre. Drop in and sneak a peek at the unique screen tower. This theatre opened its lot in 1948 prior to being twinned.

 

 

 

 

Skyvue Twin Marquee
Winchester, KY
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

(Below) Here are a couple of new updated photos of the Skyvue Twin. This ozoner located in Winchester is open nightly.

 

UPDATE 12/15 : The Skyvue is now closed. 12-15

 

 

Beverly Drive-in Theatre (Gone)
Hattiesburg, MS
Photos and info courtesy Steve/Back on Tack

After driving through nothing but the rural farmlands of Mississippi, the 100 x 75 foot screen of the Beverly Drive-In in Hattiesburg is a sight for sore eyes. The twin screen theater opened on May 29th, 1948. It suffered several closings during 1987 until it went under for good. In 2001 it was reopened and is being leased from the daughter on the original owners by the chain of Norton and Suick. Neon stars dance in blinking patterns on the backside which faces Route 49 and remnants of a miniature golf course are visible. The Beverly parks 500 cars.

The Beverly Drive-in was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

 

UPDATE 11/10 : The Beverly Drive-in had a fire back on Saturday October 30, 2010 in the early morning. According to the Hattiesburg American article, just the screen tower's metal framework remains. The drive-in had been closed since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Many thanks to David Hughes for update. 11-10

 

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