Crenshaw Drive-In

1659 Forest Avenue,
Luverne, AL 36049

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This drive-in was owned by J. Gaylard and had space for 300 cars. It was opened on December 21, 1951 with Howard Duff in “The Lady From Texas”. The Crenshaw Drive-In was still open in 1957.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on September 8, 2010 at 9:33 am

This one would’ve been at about 1659 Forest Avenue, south of town and across from a golf course. It looks like the property is a little league field now.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 15, 2011 at 5:14 pm

1659 Forest Ave, Luverne, AL 36049

As Andy pointed out, the above address will map to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a topo map which notes the drive-in’s location, courtesy of MSRMaps and USGS:

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dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on March 4, 2019 at 9:16 pm

1257 S, Forest Ave, Luverne, AL 36049 well this is the location of a dollar general which sits on the site of an old drive-in

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on April 4, 2019 at 7:35 am

The Crenshaw Drive-In launched December 21, 1951 with “The Lady From Texas,” two cartoons, and with a fireworks celebration.

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