Varia Drive-In

1011 Highway 80 W.,
Jackson, MS 39204

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

Additional Info

Previously operated by: Gulf States Theaters

Nearby Theaters

Varia Drive-In

The Varia Drive-In was opened October 20, 1950 when it was operated by T.G. Solomon. He also operated three other dive-in’s in Jackson, MS; the 51 Drive-In, the Highway 80 Drive-In and the Skyvue Drive-In.

The Varia Drive-In was still operating in Jackson, Mississippi in 1963 and closed sometime in the 1970’s. It was operated by Gulf States Theatres from 1963 until 1975.

Contributed by W Saucier

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

a_hollis on August 17, 2011 at 7:01 pm

What was cool about passing the Varia Drive-In was the Alamo Motel next to it and the Borden Milk Company on the other side with that giant cow on the sign. Saw THE WIZARD OF MARS here.

jwmovies on December 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1101 Hwy 80W. Now Hayles Towing.

NYozoner on January 16, 2015 at 5:06 pm

There was another drive-in about ¾ mile to the west, also on US 80 near Valley Street. I-20 goes over it now. Does anyone know the name of that drive-in?

Chris1982 on January 16, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Could that have been the Showtown Drive-In, Highway 80W and Shaw Road?

rivest266 on June 14, 2016 at 4:28 am

October 20th, 1950 grand opening ad in photo section.

davidcoppock on November 23, 2020 at 8:06 am

Opened on 20/10/1950 with “Father is a bachelor”.

davidcoppock on November 23, 2020 at 8:09 am

Why the name Varia? Is the Alamo Motel and the Borden Milk Company still there on either side? Whats on the Varia Drive-in Theatre site now?

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater.