Dale Drive-In

3500 Greensboro Avenue,
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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Drive-In 54 on August 20, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Uploaded the day before grand opening ad from Nov 15, 1956

NYozoner on January 15, 2011 at 10:42 pm

3420 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

The above address will map to the location of the drive-in, which was demolished for the construction of 35th Street, which goes straight through what used to be the concession stand and the screen tower.

Here is a 1966 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:


rivest266 on January 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I have done a complete upgrade to the Tuscaloosa movie theatres and uploaded it at View link 10 grand opening ads are found.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on January 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm

The map link above throws the location way off, (to 24th St; not Avenue) according to the print ad. Greensboro Ave is AKA 24th Ave., but I can’t find any mention of the Rosedale School mentioned in the ad. School has either been renamed, or demolished long ago. Anyone else know?

Dale Drive-In location seems to be all commercial buildings now, or the Sahama Village Cir. Somewhere near this intersection.

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rivest266 on January 10, 2010 at 9:46 am

Nameing contest: October 28th, 1955 copy of the News.
View link and move one page forward for the ad.

Grand opening ad (one page back)
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It opened November 16th, 2009