Warner Park Drive-In

11 Vaughns Gap Road,
Nashville, TN 37205

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Warner Park Drive-In

The Warner Park Drive-In was opened June 2, 1956 with William Holden in “Picnic”. It was operated by the Condra Amusement Co. It was designed by R.M. Condra Engineers, and had a capacity for 570 cars. Due to the lay of the land, the outer ramps had terraces.

I believe closed some time in the 1960’s.

Contributed by Bob Brown

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TLSLOEWS on June 1, 2010 at 3:03 pm

No Mike that was the CRESENT DRIVE-In and SKYVEIW DRive-In.THIS DRIVE-IN OPENED IN 1956 so it did not make your book.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 16, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Been looking for this Drive-in,Thanks.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 16, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Where are ALL of Nashville’s Drive-ins,only two listed,Strange.I counted a few more in 1956.

TLSLOEWS on June 16, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Yes Mike there were many more, I think we lost some info when they updated Cinema Treasures.

Imaxguy on November 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm

The Warner Park Drive in operated into the early 70’s if memory serves me correctly. The land was cleared and a big gym was built there, but I don’t know what is there now. Very steep lot it was built on. Other drive ins in Nashville at the time, Bel Aire, Colonial, Montague, Lebanon Rd, Skyway, Crescent and maybe another one or two I can’t remember. There were actually two Colonials. The original was at the intersection of Old Hickory Blvd and Gallatin Rd, and was a single screen. The second was a twin closer towards Hendersonville.

rivest266 on February 13, 2016 at 5:26 pm

June 2nd, 1956 grand opening ad in photo section.

davidcoppock on September 7, 2017 at 5:40 am

It looks like there possibly still the entrance(and/or the exit roads?), and the outline of the drive-in site(and possibly some of the ramps, used as the carparks?). Whats the buildings there now on the site?

DavidZornig on June 18, 2019 at 8:26 am

Photo added. Nashville Then: A 1969 Highlight – Rehearsal for the first drive-in worship service in the city is being held May 29, 1969 by the Rev. Wayne Bell, center, minister of the Vine Street Christian Church, his assistant minister, the Rev. Danny Mosley, right, and David Booth, a layman, at the Warner Park Drive-In Theater at Highway 100 and Vaughn’s Gap Road in Nashville, Tennessee. Motorists have been invited to “come as you are.” Robert Johnson / The Tennessean

davidcoppock on June 18, 2019 at 8:49 am

Opened with “MGM’S Kartion Karnival” and “Picnic”.

davidcoppock on June 18, 2019 at 9:04 am

The site is now a gym(Boost fitness).

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