Twin City Drive-In

104 N. 24th Street,
Rogers, AR 27256

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Theaters Corp.

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Twin City - Rogers, AR

The Twin City Drive-In was open in spring of 1950. Car capcity was listed at 360 cars. The Twin City Drive-In was operated by Commonwealth Theatres who closed the drive-in in the mid-1980’s. The Frisco Station Mall Sits on the site of the former drive-in.

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NYozoner on January 13, 2015 at 12:00 am

Please update address to:

104 North 24th Street
Rogers, AR 72756

The drive-in sat a few blocks to the west of Frisco Station Mall, and is currently occupied by Rogers Self Storage and U-Haul a rental facility.

MichaelKilgore on August 12, 2019 at 2:32 pm

“Mrs. Hackney, a retired school teacher who has been booking and buying for the Twin City Drive-In at Rogers, Ark., recently married owner Harvey Nichols. Their former projectionist and his wife will be resident managers of the drive-in and the new Mrs. Nichols will continue to book and buy for it.” — Boxoffice, April 4, 1960

MichaelKilgore on November 3, 2020 at 11:19 am

The April 1, 1950 issue of Boxoffice ran a two-page article about the unusual steps that owner Herbert H. Hinze took in developing his 416-car drive-in, at that point about to open just outside Rogers.

“Among the innovations in the theatre is an all-steel, buckle-proof screen and screen tower, movable speaker junction posts, two back ramps designed for truck patrons and specially designed and built speakers and amplification equipment.”

The screen tower was 64x55 feet for a 60x48-foot screen with rounded corners. A T-shaped concession stand, twin playgrounds on either side of the screen, a square concrete dance floor in front, and a very narrow layout were other unusual features. Hinze was planning a contest to name the drive-in.

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