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The THC Drive-In was located in Adamsville, Alabama, a small town to the northwest of Birmingham but still in Jefferson County. The THC Drive-In was opened on June 7, 1952 with Judy Canova in “Sleepy Time Gal” & Roy Rogers in “Susanna Pass”. The 1953-1954 edition of Theatre Catalog has a THC Drive-In located in nearby Graysville, AL. operated by The Theatre Company Inc. out of the Pastime Theatre, Carbon Hill. It was listed with a capacity for 328 cars. The 1955 edition of Theatre Catalog has a THC Drive-In, located in Graysville, operated by Glenora Thornton. It had a capacity for 300 cars.
The 1956 & 1957 editions of Film Daily Yearbook have a THJ Drive-In (a misspelling?) listed in Adamsville. The phone book from 1967 does not list a street number, just Jasper Highway. That is U.S. 78 which was the main street through town, so that is all you probably needed to find it.
For years it had is own independent advertisement in the Birmingham News, always one column, one inch. It generally ran standard second run fare from the main theatres in Birmingham with an occasional booking of drive in horror and motorcycle classics. It was closed in 1970.
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