72 Drive-In

4404 University Drive NW,
Huntsville, AL 35816

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Newspaper ad from 1968 showing what was playing at the 72 Drive-In

This drive-in was owned by C. Crute and has space for 400 cars. It opened on August 5, 1960 with Steve Reeves in “The Giant of Marathon”. It was closed in 1979. The property is now an office park.

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NYozoner on January 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm

1352 Evangel Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35816

The above address will map to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1979 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:


jwmovies on October 19, 2014 at 8:06 pm

The above address is incorrect.

The actual address for this drive-in was 4404 University Dr. NW. The entrance was where Knights Inn Motel now stands. Evangel is where the back of the theater stood.

Please update.

Mister_Comics on October 4, 2017 at 9:49 am

Named that because of Interstate 72 by it.

davidcoppock on November 1, 2018 at 7:17 am

Opened on 5/8/1960 with “The giant of marathon”. 400 cars.

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