Carver Outdoor Drive-In

2611 18th Avenue,
Bessemer, AL 35020

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davidcoppock on August 19, 2019 at 8:14 am

Opened with “Rhapsody”.

rivest266 on August 18, 2019 at 12:22 pm

This opened as “The South’s Finest Outdoor Drive-In for Negros” on November 25th, 1954. Grand opening ad posted.

MichaelKilgore on May 20, 2019 at 8:25 pm

From the Jan. 1, 1955 Motion Picture Almanac:

“The Carver, first Negro-patronage drive-in and walk-in theatre, in Bessemer, Ala., has been opened. Dr. B. H. Johnson, owner, appointed James Benz manager. The combination theatre has space for 400 cars and 200 seats for walk-ins and is equipped for CinemaScope.”

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Drive-In 54 on March 27, 2017 at 2:33 pm

It is now Middlebrooks Truck & Equipment.

jwmovies on September 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 2611 18th Avenue North.

BamaFnNTn on September 23, 2008 at 12:17 pm

I think this was a XXX venue during the late 70’s.