Auburn-Opelika Drive-In

1470 Opelika Road,
Auburn, AL 36830

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Previously operated by: Martin Theatres

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Auburn-Opelika Drive-In

The Auburn-Opelika Drive-In was opened on September 11, 1947. Car capacity was listed at 300. It was destroyed 1961 when a fire broke out. It was rebuilt and continued to operate until it closed on September 5, 1977 with Piper Laurie in “Ruby” & Jacques Bernard in “The Room of Chains”. It has been demolished and there is an office park where the drive-in once stood.

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jwmovies on November 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm

The address for this drive-in was 1470 Opelika Rd. Auburn AL 36830. Now occupied by CVS and Franklin Tires.

Please update.

Chris1982 on November 9, 2014 at 1:52 am

I 1962 this drive-in was known as Auburn-Opelika and parked 320 cars

rivest266 on August 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Opened on September 11th, 1947. Grand opening ad posted.

50sSNIPES on August 12, 2023 at 9:07 pm

Closed on September 5, 1977 with “Ruby” and “The Rooms of Chains”. Last operated by Martin Theatres.

50sSNIPES on August 13, 2023 at 9:29 am

After the drive-in was demolished a short time after closure, it was first occupied by Sambo’s Restaurant.

50sSNIPES on May 8, 2024 at 12:20 pm

Any info about the fire? It probably had a very short-closure because it was still operating throughout the entirety of 1961.

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Rainbow Angels Ensemble on June 7, 2024 at 6:21 am

The fire occurred on April 3, 1961

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