Anna Drive-In

2523 E. Vienna Street,
Anna, IL 62906

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kennerado
kennerado on January 3, 2020 at 8:17 pm

Was actually demolished by 1993 when only the concession building appeared to remain. Now a Walmart.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on January 3, 2020 at 4:16 pm

Same drive-in? Boxoffice, July 11, 1953: “ANNA, ILL. – The Rodgers Drive-In near the eastern city limits had its grand opening Wednesday (1). It is owned and operated by the Rodgers Theatres, Cairo, Ill.”

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on June 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm

A July 20, 1980 article in the Southern Illinoisan of Carbondale agreed with the opening year and provided an approximate closing as the end of the 1979 season. “Business was good and owner I. W. Rodgers would open the Anna Drive-In in 1953. … The drive-in didn’t re-open this spring though and its patched screen looks down on a field of headless poles where speakers once hung.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm

A 1954 book, 100 Years of Progress: The Centennial History of Anna, Illinois, says that the Anna Drive-In opened on July 1, 1953. Its pre-CinemaScope screen was 44 feet high and 58 feet wide.

jwmovies
jwmovies on September 1, 2012 at 4:45 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 2523 East Vienna Street.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm

1963 aerial photo uploaded here.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 6, 2011 at 3:46 pm

In 1956 still owned by above Theatre chain.