Jaxon Drive-In

4302 Jackson Avenue,
Memphis, TN 38106

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Previously operated by: Malco Theatres Inc.

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Jaxon Drive-In marquee

Opened on May 30, 1956 with Aldo Ray in “Three Stripes in the Sun”. It was operated by Malco Theatres. Closed 1970 and demolished in the mid-to-late-19070’s for Interstate 240 interchange where Jackson Avenue became Austin Peay Highway.

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vastor on June 10, 2014 at 11:16 am

Marquee photo taken during Fire Prevention Week 1961, courtesy of the Memphis Fire Museum, used with permission.

50sSNIPES on March 5, 2023 at 6:09 am

Memphis’s Jaxon Drive-In opened its gates on May 30, 1956 with Aldo Ray in “Three Stripes In The Sun” along with four unnamed cartoons.

It was closed in 1970 and demolished in the mid-to-late 1970s to make way for an interchange of Interstate 240 which its former street name of Jackson Avenue became the Austin Peay Highway.

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