Yam Drive-In

3389 West Landry Street,
Opelousas, LA 70570

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Yam Drive-In

The Yam Drive-In was opened August 25, 1950 with James Stewart & June Allyson in “The Stratton Story”. It was operated by E.R. Setters in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Capacity was 300 cars.

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jwmovies on January 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 3389 West Landry Street.

rivest266 on November 6, 2016 at 7:38 am

This opened on August 25th, 1950. I uploaded the grand opening ad as well as an USGS aerial in the photo section.

kennerado on March 30, 2020 at 11:00 pm

May have still been operating in 1981, an aerial photo from that year appears to show it still intact.

robboehm on February 1, 2021 at 8:19 am

Shortly after the opening the competitor Midway Drive-In opened. Eventually the owner of the Yam bought the Midway and closed it in 1957.

Apparently, the Yam was a segregated theatre from comments I’ve read elsewhere.

robboehm on February 1, 2021 at 9:05 am

I have uploaded a photo of a page from the Opelousas Daily World from August 31, 1950 in which an ad for the Yam and other operating theatres in Opelousas at that time appear.

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