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Sunset Drive-In Theater, off of Sunset Drive: 1980s   5 comments

Posted at 10:43 pm in Uncategorized

The Sunset Drive-In was at the top of the hill where Sunset Drive turns into River Road. The drive-in wasn't actually on Sunset Drive, but was, I believe on the intersecting Clemnet Road. The site is now a church, and as far as I can tell, nothing of the drive-in remains.

The theater ad comes from The State on 15 April 1973, and the place had apparently already gone porno by that time. I believe it stayed X-rated until it closed. I'm a bit hazy about when that was, but I don't think it lasted into the 1990s.

Written by ted on September 12th, 2009

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  1. Isnt it SO appropriate that a Church sits where the Sunset Drive-In used to be? How of a fitting end is that?..I think it's really funny knowing all that went on in that Drive-In parking lot and the movies? that they showed, and now a Church sits on that same good does it get? Ironic isnt it??


    12 Sep 09 at 11:00 pm

  2. In fact I dont think I ever went to this Drive-In even when it was showing other movies that adult flix.. I remember going to the on on Devine/Ft. Jackson Blvd back in the 60's, and the one past the old Atlantic Thrif Store that sat the ticket booth sat on a hill, but the screen I think was down in a slope of somekind..but dont remember for sure. And I do remember vaugely the one by the State Fair grounds that sat across the street from there..with the overflow screen.. Dont think I went to the one on Beltline either.


    12 Sep 09 at 11:05 pm

  3. They were showing x-rated movies at least as late as 1986.

    Don't ask me how I know that.


    13 Sep 09 at 8:02 pm

  4. As I recall it was abandoned by the early 90s.

    Randy Mitchell

    12 Jan 13 at 11:24 am

  5. I wish I could remember the name of the manager. His first name was Mike and his wife was Lynn but cannot remember last name. They were my neighbors and I helped them
    Out in the concession stand in the early or mid 70’s.

    Candy Coey

    9 Jan 20 at 9:55 pm

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