3074 Lamar Avenue,
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Previous Names: Drive-In Movies, Lamar Drive-In
The Drive-In Movies was opened on April 30, 1940 with Marlene Dietrich in “Destry Rides Again”. It stood on Highway 78 at a present interstate interchange. Around the late-1940’s/early-1950’s it became the Lamar Drive-In and was operated by Dave and Abner Lebovitz who also operated the Skyview Drive-In in Memphis and the Sunset Drive-In in West Memphis. It was closed in 1970.
It reopened on March 22, 1973 as the Southland Drive-In screening adult movies. It closed in fall of 1977 and was occupied thereafter by a Treasury store, now closed, and a mini storage. An aerial view shows the footprint of the old property.
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