Sunset Drive-In

Mansfield Road and W. 70th Street,
Shreveport, LA 71108

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The Sunset Drive-In opened July 20, 1951 with Dennis Morgan in “Raton Pass”. It was closed in 1973.

Contributed by Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 24, 2008 at 8:33 pm

“I lived near this drive in and as a youngster got to see a lot movies there with my parents. The Sunset was huge, had the familiar playground under the screen and the snack bar had good food. I saw my first 3-D movie here which was "Arena”, about a rodeo rider. As a teenager sneaking friends into the theater in the trunk was done a time or two"….Billy Smith

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 10, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Mansfield Rd & W 70th St, Shreveport, LA 71108

The above address will map to the location of the drive-in, which was in the southwest corner of the intersection.

Here is a 1959 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/99exDq

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 18, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Now Southgate Shopping Center. Approx. address for this drive-in was 2712 West 70th Street.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 6, 2016 at 1:19 pm

This opened on July 20th, 1951 and newspaper listings ended in 1973. Grand opening ad in photo section.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 5, 2020 at 6:56 am

Opened on 20/7/1951 with “Raton Pass”.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on May 3, 2022 at 7:26 pm

Shreveport Journal, April 20, 1956: “Thomas E. (Tom) McElroy assumed operation Thursday of the Sunset Drive-In Theatre here, bringing to 10 the number of theatres in the greater Shreveport area he is operating. G. H. Mercer of Shreveport formerly was owner and operator of the Sunset Theatre.”

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