Showtown Twin Drive-In

11055 Airline Highway,
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Previously operated by: Gulf States Theatres

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Showtown Twin Drive-In

Opened by Gulf States Theatres on August 13, 1969, the Showtown Twin Drive-In was the last new drive-in to be built in Baton Rouge and spent 6 years as the only outdoor outfit in the city after the closing of the Tiger Drive-In, in 1978.

The Showtown Twin Drive-In had a North and South Screen, and was consistently popular and open year-round. The theatre was still pulling patrons after the chain has stopped running it during early-1984, but it soon closed and was razed to make way for a Peterbilt truck lot.

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Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

rivest266 on January 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm

This opened on August 13th, 1969. I have uploaded an USGS aerial and an grand opening ad here.

jwmovies on November 26, 2012 at 8:20 am

Above info is incorrect. Though very, very overgrown, most ramps are still there! From Google Maps, look northward to Crestwood Suites and you can make out the outline just west of the hotel.

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Drive-In 54 on June 27, 2013 at 2:17 pm

It comes up correct on Bing but not Goggle maps. Like I have said sometimes Goggle maps are off.

dwgarner on August 16, 2015 at 4:58 pm

I worked there I think it was 72.. Anyone know of others that worked there about that time. 71-73.

jwmovies on October 27, 2016 at 9:07 am

The correct address for this Drive-in is 11055 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816. The Drive-in entrance and exit roads are occupied by the car dealership next door. Some ramps are still visible behind this address.

Please update.

davidcoppock on November 5, 2020 at 6:49 am

Opened on 13/8/1969 on the north screen with “Mackenna’s gold” and “The Silencers”, and on the south screen with “Bullitt” and “Cool hand Luke”.

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