231 Drive-In

Memorial Parkway NW and Winchester Road NW,
Huntsville, AL 35810

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Previously operated by: Cobb Theatres, R.C. Cobb Inc.

Previous Names: Regal Drive-In

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231 Drive-In

The Regal Drive-In opened on August 12, 1951 as an African-American theatre. It was closed in 1952. It reopened as the 231 Drive-In on April 3, 1953 for ‘white’ people only. It was closed in 1960. The screen was later destroyed in a storm.

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NYozoner on January 10, 2015 at 10:12 am

Memorial Pkwy NW & Winchester Rd NW, Huntsville, AL 35810

Jay Harvey
Jay Harvey on January 19, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Looks like it held more than 200 cars too

Kenmore on January 19, 2015 at 8:06 pm

Plus, the twinned drive in appears on the 1968, 1976 and 1982 topographical maps which would indicate that it was open after 1960.

I would submit the possibility of either the information or the location being wrong in some manner.

Mister_Comics on October 11, 2017 at 8:34 am

The 231 was not a twin drive-in. What you are seeing in the aerial view is the Parkway Drive-In that was butted up next to the 231 drive-In.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on October 11, 2017 at 1:25 pm

Mister Comics you are correct on layout of both drive-ins. I’m surprise they did not open the Parkway at the old location of the 231 DI.

DavidZornig on June 1, 2020 at 11:29 am

231 Drive-In ticket images added courtesy Cenzo Mustangs.

MichaelKilgore on April 28, 2021 at 10:52 am

Boxoffice, Feb. 15, 1960: “The 231 Drive-In, Huntsville, Ala., was shuttered for a week due to wind damage to the screen tower. The 231 is a R. C. Cobb circuit situation.”

rivest266 on August 11, 2023 at 8:00 am

Opened as Regal Drive-In on August 12th, 1951 “for Negros” and closed in late 1952. It reopened as the 231 Drive-In “For White Patronage only” on April 3rd, 1953. 1953 grand opening ad posted.

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