Lark Drive-In

2144 W. Main Street,
Ville Platte, LA 70586

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Previously operated by: Joy's Theaters Inc.

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Lark Drive-In

This was Ville Platte’s only drive-in. It was located across the street from the Evangeline Club which was a famous dance hall in the 1950’s. The Lark Drive-In was opened on September 26, 1952 with Gene Tieney in “Leave Her to Heaven”. It was operated by the Joy’s Theatres chain. In 1955 it was operated by H.B. Guillory. The screen was destroyed by Hurricane Audrey in June 1957 and the Lark Drive-In was then closed.

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Kenmore on October 18, 2017 at 5:26 am

The entrance road is now Clarks Lane. The property itself is mostly empty, but there is no trace of the drive-in remaining.

davidcoppock on October 18, 2017 at 6:43 pm

Is the Evangeline club still there?

zortan on October 27, 2017 at 9:29 pm

The Evangeline Club was closed in 1984 and demolished in 1988. Another old club was called Snooks Bar. It was located on the corner of Snooks Rd. and Main St. It can be seen in the aerial photo. It was lost to a fire I think in the late 90s.

rivest266 on September 29, 2018 at 12:39 am

This opened on September 26th, 1952. Grand opening ad posted

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