Tiger Drive-In

6117 Airline Highway,
Baton Rouge, LA 70805

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Tiger Drive-In

Located on Airline Highway & Greenwell Street. The Tiger Drive-In opened on July 16, 1948 with Esther Williams in “Fiesta”. It had a neon tiger on the back of the screen. It was closed in February 1978.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Tiger Drive-in parked 600 cars in 1956 and was booked by FILM SERVICES.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2010 at 9:37 pm

There is suppose a TIGER DRIVE-in In the North Georgia Mountains if anyone knows about it.It was open several years ago.

TLSLOEWS on April 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Thanks again Mike.

rivest266 on January 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

This opened on July 16th, 1948. I uploaded an aerial photo and grand opening ad here.

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Drive-In 54 on June 6, 2012 at 6:37 am

Uploaded Goggle Earth view from 2011. It looks like it sat undeveloped until 2004.

Thanks rivest for the ad and aerial photo.

williampowelllives on July 2, 2012 at 5:57 pm

The Tiger’s screentower was wide. There were two finished livable floors inside with an office at the side door closest to the box office. We lived in a large mobile home off to the side of the theatre but used the “house” built inside the screentower as library space, a small dance studio and music room and schoolwork area. One memorable night, an LP by Tennessee Ernie Ford was played prior to the movie start time. Standard OP. But it was the wrong selection. It was Songs of the North and the entire field, playground and concession stand were trashed. This is the only time I remember having to close the theatre.

jackx on July 2, 2012 at 11:25 pm

In February 1978, the Tiger Drive-In was “temporarily closed,” hence gone for good, seems the porno film “Chatterbox” was the last movie screened there.

Warren on March 15, 2016 at 10:05 pm

My name is Warren after the last oner of the tiger drive in that man was my grand father. How i miss him

davidcoppock on November 5, 2020 at 6:20 am

Opened with “Fiesta”.

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