3601 Main Street,
3601 Main Street,Adamsville, AL 35005
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Listings started ended in 1970
As Earliest I Can Find, The THC Opened On June 7, 1952 With “Sleepy Time Gal” And “Susanna Pass” With No Extras.
My father, E. W. Andrew, Jr., my sisters, Julie Andrew Franklin and Jone Andrew Ackerly Cross, all work for Southern Independent Theatres out of Atlanta. My father had been a salesman for RKO Pictures and 20th Century Fox for many years; Jack and Mary Borders were among the first to sign on to his independent booking agency when he left Fox in 1958. Remember the THC Drive In, Gui-Win Drive IN, and the Pastime Drive In. We had a lot of fun working for them. They resisted the pressure to join the Jerry Lewis Cinema bubble of 1971-1972.
Glenn, you are correct. I believe THC stood for Thorton, Horn and Chaffin.
Stan, In the early sixties, Jack Borders purchased the drive in from the original owners after working there for several years. Jack ran the theater side and Mary ran the concession stand. If you have any other questions, please let me know and I can likely get an answer for you.
Mr. Borders eventually went on to purchase other drive-ins & theaters including the Guin drive in and the Pastime Theater in Winfield. The purchase price was high for the time and location of the Windfield Pastime Theater which can be found in this report: http://ahc.alabama.gov/Alabama%20Register%20Properties/Marion%20County/AR_PastimeTheatre_Winfield_MarionCounty.pdf speaks to it but erroneously claims that “Jack Border” i.e. Jack Borders, died in 1993 (he died in 2000) and refers to his wife Fransis, which is a reference to his wife Mary Frances Borders who was known to most as
I haven’t verified this yet but I suspect this drive-in may have been owned by my family. They owned the Guin Drive-In, the Pastime, the Quintown & a few others in small towns west of Birmingham. At one time, the holding company was called Thornton-Horn Theatres and the logo showed TH. The mystery here is that C… Stay tuned!
Does anyone know what the name THC stands for?
Found It! The address (at least for Google) is 3601 Main Street, Adamsville, AL. Today, the Adamsville Church of God sits on the property with no trace of the drive-in remaining. http://tinyurl.com/ze5xh5o