Hi-Way Drive-In

3302 20th Avenue,
Shawmut, AL 36854

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Hi-Way Drive-In

The Hi-Way Drive-In was opened prior to 1955. It was initially owned by L.J. Duncan. Later owned by L. Royal Jr., the second half of the double feature was usually an adult film. it was still open in 1966.

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kencmcintyre on August 28, 2007 at 9:15 pm

In 1963, the Hi-Way was operated by Al-Dun Amusement Company, which also operated the Valley Drive-In and Lanett, both in Lanett, Alabama.

jwmovies on October 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Now Walmart…UGH! Approx address for this drive-in was 3501 20th Ave., Valley, AL 36854.

NYozoner on January 10, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Actually, double check the aerial photo. It’s the next plaza north from the Walmart, with the Dollar Tree store and a bunch of other garbage retail.

Please update the address: 3418 20th Ave Valley, AL 36854

MichaelKilgore on May 5, 2021 at 4:02 pm

Boxoffice, March 25, 1963: “LANETT, ALA. - A. L. Royal, owner of a circuit with headquarters in Medidian, Miss., has purchased the local Lanett Theatre and the Hi-Way Drive-In, Shawmut, Ala., from a Lanett company headed by L. J. Duncan. Royal took over the properties as of March 1 … The property on which the Hi-Way Drive-In is located is under lease from the Word family, Duncan said. The lease has around 20 years to run.”

Kenmore on May 5, 2021 at 10:58 pm

Based on the aerial photos, the address is further north up the road.

The entrance was located approximately at 3330 US-29, Valley, AL.

This lines up close to the entrance of Advance Auto Parts. Most of the drive-in is occupied by an large, empty building that is for sale. Although this building is indicated on the Google map to be Valley Baptist Church.

All that is left of the old drive-in are some of the trees that lined the back fence which is now behind Renasant Bank.


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Drive-In 54 on May 6, 2021 at 8:39 am

The address is: 3302 20th Ave, Valley, AL 36854 which is the Valley Baptist Church building. Which is close to the location.


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