Ruston Drive-In

7388 US-80,
Grambling, LA 71245

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Previously operated by: Gulf International, Gulf States Theaters, W.S. Butterfield Theaters Inc.

Architects: Harvey A. Jordan

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Ruston - Grambling, LA

Located to the west of Ruston in Grambling. The Ruston Drive-In was open in 1950. By 1955 it was operated by W.M. Butterfield. It was later operated by Gulf States Theatres. The drive-in could accommodate 414 cars. By 1980 Gulf International was the operator and the drive-in closed in the mid-1980’s.

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dallasmovietheaters on April 28, 2015 at 11:01 am

Designed by Harvey A. Jordan, the architectural drawings for the Ruston Drive-In can be found in the University of Texas library.

Kenmore on April 28, 2015 at 11:31 pm

I found a drive-in west of Ruston at 7388 US-80 Grambling, LA. So, it may be the same one. Today, a church stands on the property, but you can still see the ramps.

RobertStephens on October 4, 2015 at 1:02 pm

I grew up in Ruston and I do not know where you got the impression the Ruston Drive-In was on N Trenton Street. The one and only drive-in theater Ruston ever had was on US 80 West, just before you got to Grambling Junction. I remember when it opened, and we used to go fairly often. They always had a double feature. In the 1950s there was little in the pictured area of N Trenton except for a few scattered houses, certainly no theaters.

Chris1982 on October 5, 2015 at 12:21 am

The address in the header is correct, and it was located on US 80

jwmovies on October 27, 2016 at 4:05 am

This address given is incorrect.

The correct address for this drive in is 7388 US-80, Grambling, LA 71245. It is no longer in Ruston.

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