Carver Outdoor Drive-In
2611 18th Avenue,
2611 18th Avenue,Bessemer, AL 35020
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Opened with “Rhapsody”.
This opened as “The South’s Finest Outdoor Drive-In for Negros” on November 25th, 1954. Grand opening ad posted.
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.”
It is now Middlebrooks Truck & Equipment.
Approx. address for this drive-in was 2611 18th Avenue North.
I think this was a XXX venue during the late 70’s.