Comet Drive-In

1176 Odens Mill Road,
Sylacauga, AL 35150

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Previously operated by: Martin Theatres

Architects: Rufus E. Bland

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Comet Drive-In

The Comet Drive-In opened on July 1, 1949 with Lon Chaney Jr. in “16 Fathoms Deep”. It was designed by Martin Theatres in-house architect, Rufus E. Bland of Columbus, Georgia. This single screen drive-in had a capacity for 400 cars. It was demolished in the 1990’s.

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carolgrau on April 10, 2006 at 4:55 am

With that kind of luck I hope she went to the racetrack the next day.

kencmcintyre on May 10, 2008 at 11:36 am

Here is the 1949 photo, along with an undated photo:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 16, 2009 at 12:29 am

The correct name of the architect of the Comet Drive-In was Rufus E. Bland. As the Martin circuit’s in-house architect, he designed many theaters for them from the late 1940s, and perhaps earlier, until at least as recently as 1973.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on February 14, 2012 at 11:11 am

Goggle Earth 1996…

I think this is the location?

jwmovies on September 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm

That’s it! Approx. address for this drive-in was 1176 Odens Mill Road.

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