Fendley Drive-In

1545 Stanley Avenue,
Andalusia, AL 36420

300 cars

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

Additional Info

Previously operated by: Martin Theatres, McLendon Theaters

Previous Names: Sky-Vu Drive-In

Nearby Theaters

Fendley Drive-In

Opened as the Sky-Vu Drive-In on July 1, 1948 with Glenn Ford in “High Seas” (aka “The Adventures of Martin Eden”). It was operated by Martin Theatres and had a capacity for 226 cars. In late-June 1950 they had renamed it Fendley Drive-In, opening with Jimmy Durante in “The Great Rupert”. It was operated by Martin Theatres thru 1964 followed by McLendon Theatres. The drive-In closed in the mid-1980’s.

Contributed by Chuck

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 21, 2013 at 5:31 am

Uploaded TOPO and Goggle earth view.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 21, 2013 at 5:38 am

Thanks…I have the at 1545 Stanley Avenue Andalusia, Al 36420 That is the tractor dealership next door. It looks like they parking tractors on it.

I put that address on the list for Ken to change.

dallasmovietheaters on April 10, 2019 at 6:50 am

This theatre opened as the Sky-Vu Drive-In. Martin Theatres took control of the theatre in 1950 relaunching it as the Fendley Drive-In Theatre. It was named in honor of the late Norman Fendley who was the Martin Manager who ran the Ritz Theatre and had died in 1949. The opening film was Jimmy Durante in “The Great Rupert.”

50sSNIPES on June 11, 2020 at 7:10 am

The Actual Opening Date For The Sky-Vu Is July 1st, 1949 With “High Seas”.

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.