Do Twin Drive-In

801 Metairie Road,
Metairie, LA 70005

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Previous Names: Do Drive-In

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Do Twin Drive-In

The Do Drive-In was a twin-screen drive-in which opened on October 10, 1953 with Yvonne De Carlo in “Sea Devils” & Walt Disney’s “Alaskan Eskimo” playing on both screens. It was operated by Ed Fessler, M. Ripps & Nile Inc. It had a capacity for 1,200 cars and an indoor auditorium with 500-seats. Later renamed the Do Twin Drive-In had a capacity for 1,000 cars. The Do Twin Drive-In closed around 1980 and has been demolished.

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Cajundweeb on June 4, 2010 at 9:07 pm

What a great drive-in! The last time I had gone there (1978?), they had removed the speaker posts and had installed a system where you could tune your car’s radio to hear the movie’s soundtrack. That didn’t work on our old truck’s radio (it was AM), so we had to borrow a radio from the concession stand and listen with that. I remember at the time that they were playing “Buck Rogers” (the Gil Gerard and Erin Gray version that later aired as a pilot for the series on NBC television.

Back in the early to mid ‘70’s, I can remember riding on I-10 ahd looking out over the guardrail and seeing a glimpse of what was playing on the South screen. Pretty cool, huh?

ArthurHardy on June 11, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Announcing a book about New Orleans Movie Theaters

The History of the Neighborhood Theaters in New Orleans
is being written by 89-year-old Rene Brunet, the dean of the motion picture industry in Louisiana, and New Orleans historian and preservationist Jack Stewart. The 160-page,coffee table book will be released in November and is being published by Arthur Hardy Enterprises, Inc. Attention will be focused on 50 major neighborhood and downtown theaters, culled from a list of nearly 250 that have dotted the cityâ€\s landscape since the first “nickelodeon” opened in 1896 at 626 Canal Street. The book will be divided by neighborhoods and will open with a map and a narrative about each area. Each major theater will feature “then and now” photographs, historic information, and a short series of quotes from famous New Orleanians and from regular citizens who will share their recollections.
We are trying to acquire memorabilia and additional photos of this theater for this publication. (deadline July 1.) You will be credited in the book and receive a free autographed copy if we publish the picture that you supply. Please contact Arthur Hardy at or call 504-913-1563 if you can help.

TLSLOEWS on June 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Interesting Name.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Thanks Drive-in mike,for the ad.

Sparks on August 3, 2011 at 12:53 am

I worked in the concession stand at the Do Drive in in 1979, my friends and I hung out there every weekend!! What great memories…

jwmovies on October 27, 2016 at 3:18 am

The address for this Drive-in is actually 801 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA 70005.

Focis was where the exits were located. The box office was on the opposite side of the Drive-in next to the south screen. Delimon Blvd. is the entrance.

Please update.

rugman1969 on June 29, 2018 at 8:14 pm

the whole drive in land is now and has been a shopping center and apartments

lonespaceranger on June 29, 2018 at 11:46 pm

Interesting to note that the marquee is the same for this drive in as the Do Drive In located in Mobile. It was owned by Mr. Fesser also.

rivest266 on March 3, 2022 at 5:17 pm

This opened on October 10th, 1953 as the world’s largest twin-screen drive as the ad claims. Grand opening ads uploaded.

50sSNIPES on September 4, 2023 at 5:38 pm

One of the three drive-ins in Metairie became statewide headlines on May 9, 1959 following an unexpected death of a 16-year-old boy from asphyxiated carbon monoxide at the site of the drive-in while dating his 15-year-old girlfriend at the time (who was unconscious after being knocked out for several hours by fumes).

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