Dixie Drive-In

185 Phillips Road 241,
West Helena, AR 72390

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Dixie Drive-In

The Dixie Drive-In was located west of West Helena and sat on the NW corner of US Highway 49 and Phillips Road.

Run by G. Boggs, the drive-in appears to have opened after 1965, but by 1994 it had been closed and demolished.

Today, there is a building located on the south end of the property, but the drive-in itself is overgrown with only a faint outline of the ramps remaining.

Contributed by Ken McElhaney

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MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on September 30, 2021 at 11:50 am

The 1949-50 and 1950-51 Theatre Catalogs each had only one drive-in in West Helena, the 4th Street, Exec: Ed Blair, capacity 300. I’m not sure whether that’s the same drive-in.

The 1952 Theatre Catalog had only one drive-in in West Helena, the Airvue, Exec: J. L. Anderson, capacity 200.

The Exhibitor, March 5, 1952: “S. W. Anderson, West Helena, Ark., … announced the opening of his Airview Drive-In.”

The Exhibitor, March 26, 1952: “The Airview Drive-In, West Helena, Ark., and the Starlight, Kosciusko, Miss., opened for the season.”

The Motion Picture Almanac listed the Airvue through its 1976 edition. When it rebooted its drive-in list in 1977, West Helena’s drive-in became the Dixie.

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