Wilson Drive-In

113 Whites Lane,
Florence, AL 35630

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Previously operated by: Martin Theatres

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Wilson Drive-In

The Wilson Drive-In opened on July 12, 1950. It was owned by A.W. Hammonds, W.W. Hammonds Jr., B. Coss and E.D. Wells, all from Alberville, AL. They also owned the Marshall Drive-In in Albertville. A.W. Hammonds was the manager of the theatre. Later in 1959, James A. Duncan was hired to be the manager and A.W. Hammonds retired. It had a 536 car capacity and had a playground for the kids. It also had outdoor seating for people without cars.

The Wilson Drive-In was closed on October 19, 1968. It was still listed in the newspaper ‘Welcome to Florence’ advertisements for 1969 and 1970 as a Martin Theatre. There is an electricity substation on the property now.

Contributed by Theatrespawn, Randy Studer

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Drive-In 54 on April 24, 2023 at 5:55 am

New Address is 113 Whites Ln Florence, AL 35630

Also the GPS is: 34.826722,-87.623982 The best way to locate a drive-in.

Kenmore on April 24, 2023 at 10:24 am

The screen was gone by 1981. By 1989, the drive-in had been totally demolished and resurfaced with dirt. It sat empty at least through 1999 and by 2006 the substation had been put in.

Today, you can still see parch marks of a few ramps from the overhead view.

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