Summer Quartet Drive-In

5310 Summer Avenue,
Memphis, TN 38122

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Malco Theatres (Official)

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Operated by: Malco Theatres Inc.

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Summer Twin Drive-In, Summer Avenue Drive-In, Summer Drive-In

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 901.767.4320

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Original marquee and signs from the Summer Drive-In

The Summer Twin Drive-In was opened by Malco Theatres Inc. on September 1, 1966, with a capacity for 1,600 cars. It replaced Malco Theatres earlier Summer Drive-In which has its own page on Cinema Treasures.

It became a 3-screen drive-in on April 25, 1986 and the 4-screen Summer Avenue Drive-In on March 13, 1987. This drive-in now has a capacity for 2,000 cars.

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Recent comments (view all 26 comments)

TLSLOEWS on June 7, 2010 at 1:31 pm

NIce looking marquee.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 7, 2010 at 4:10 pm

MOvies playing in 1977 at the Summer 1 “WINTERHAWK” and"WALKING TALL" another crazy booking at a Drive-in. Ever here of Theme night? on Summer 2 one can watch “COACH” and “LAS VEGAS LADY” with Stella Stevens,Wonder where these flicks are today?

ghsong on November 29, 2010 at 6:29 pm

mr wingo….the 51 drive in was actually north of town in millington. i had a really bad wreck pulling out of there when i was a teenager.

vastor on January 28, 2014 at 6:38 am

Both of the drive-ins in this neighborhood now have photos and pages of their own.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on January 28, 2014 at 6:49 am

Nice pictures vastor!!

Chris1982 on October 8, 2014 at 12:22 am

The Summer Drive-In is fully digital.

JasonCManley on January 8, 2018 at 2:32 pm

I remember my mom and dad taking us to go see THE KARATE KID II and TOP GUN in 1986. Good times..

davidcoppock on April 17, 2018 at 7:15 am

I haven’t seen a car on to of a drive-in sign(possibly unique?)!!

rivest266 on August 14, 2021 at 2:24 pm

Three screens on April 25th, 1986, and four screens on March 13th, 1987. Small opening ads.

dallasmovietheaters on June 24, 2022 at 9:46 am

Currently listed on Malco’s website as the Summer Quartet Drive-In

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