1409 Woodward Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Martin Theatres
Architects: Rufus E. Bland
The Marbro Drive-In opened May 26, 1961 featuring “The Alamo” with John Wayne & Richard Widmark. It was built for Martin Theatres and designed by architect Rufus E. Bland. It had a 110 feet x 72 feet screen for showing CinemaScope pictures. It was advertised as the largest screen in northern Alabama. It had a 550 car capacity, and had 200 car heaters for year long operation. The sound and projection equipment was Ballantine Soundmaster and Simplex.
The Marbro Drive-In closed on December 2, 1979.
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