Bessemer Drive-In

1201 4th Avenue SW,
Bessemer, AL 35022

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The Bessimer Drive-In was opened in November 1949 and was operated by C.E. Ambrose. Where the screen was located is now Sanctuary United Pentecostal Church. The rear of the drive-in is now the backlot for Favor Steel. Only part of the entrance road still exists.

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Kenmore on December 25, 2016 at 7:39 am

A somewhat more accurate address (at least for Google) is 1201 4th Ave SW, Bessemer, AL. From the 1970 aerial photo and 1967 topo maps, the drive-in sat entirely on the property currently occupied by the American Legion on the north side and Favor Steel on the south.

The treeline on the south side of Favor Steel marks where the old drive-in stopped.

There is no trace of the old drive-in remaining. The north entrance road to the American Legion marks where the old entrance to the drive-in was located.

rivest266 on August 18, 2019 at 9:07 am

1st ad appeared in the Birmingham News on November 9th, 1949.

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