Algiers Drive-In

3424 General Meyer Avenue,
Algiers, LA 70114

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Previously operated by: Gulf States Theatres, McLendon Theaters

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Located in Algiers, Louisiana the Algiers Drive-In was parking 600 cars making it one of the larger drive-ins in Louisiana. It was opened in 1950 by Fred McLendon. It was owned by S.A. Wright in 1956. A second screen was added in the late-1960’s or early-1970’s.

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Billy_Wright
Billy_Wright on March 14, 2013 at 5:11 am

Chuck1231, You are a bit mistaken my friend. The Algiers Drive Inn was owned by my father Samuel Wright in the 50’s and 60’s along with several other theathers . Trust me I was there with him when he would count cars and my Uncle was the manager. You should correct your listing to reflect the facts. Also My Uncle Billy Bryant was the owner along with Teddy Solmon of Gulf States Theaters. And My other uncle Clarance Bryant was one of the people who started the retail motion picture business in New Orleans way back when. I grew up in the business going with my dad to Film Row downtown New Orleans (La Salle St. from Canal to Tulane)as a kid. MGM, American International, Beuna Vista and others. If you want more info just email me and I’ll give you the poop on it all. Thanks, Billy

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on October 13, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Billy Wright…do you have pictures to share?

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on June 25, 2018 at 10:56 am

1950 marquee photo added via Jerrytt Mon‎.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 25, 2019 at 9:01 am

1955 image added via Ronald Platt‎.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on May 5, 2021 at 7:34 pm

Boxoffice, April 15, 1963: “Gulf States Theatres has taken over the Algiers Drive-In from Wright, Lais & Co., and is renovating it. Mrs. Sammy Wright and R L Johnson had been managing the Algiers. Johnson has joined Ballantyne Co. in Omaha, Neb.”

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on December 14, 2022 at 8:39 am

The Exhibitor, Jan. 30, 1952: “William Shiell, Algiers, La., and E. Jenner, Ellisville, Miss., assumed full ownership of the Marrero Drive-In, Marrero, La. In turn, they sold their interest in the Algiers Drive-In, Algiers, La., and the Hub Drive-In, Lafayette, La., to their former associates, Fred T. McLendon, McLendon Theatres, Union Springs, Ala., and M. A. “Max” Connett, Max Connett Theatres.”

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on December 14, 2022 at 11:56 am

A second screen was added sometime in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

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