South Twin Drive-In
2516 Lemay Ferry Road,
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Previously operated by: Wehrenberg Theatres
Architects: Edward F. Gordon
The South Twin Drive-In was one of the big drive-ins that were built in 1954 by Wehrenberg Theatres. The South Twin Drive-In opened November 19, 1954 with Jane Wyman in “Magnificent Obsession” & Sterling Hayden in “Naked Alibi”. It accommodated 500 cars for each screen.
Like all the other Wehrenberg drive-ins the South Twin had a large playground area for the kiddies. At the South Twin Drive-In, because of the double screens, it was in the middle by the concession stand. There was also a live bear in a cage and a small train that you could ride, that went around the playground.
The entrance was on Lemay Ferry Road at Buckley Road.
The back of one of the screens faced Lemay Ferry Road and in neon there were two screens and two projectors with the words in large letters stating ‘South Twin’.
The South Twin Drive-In was closed in November 1983, and was demolished on April 23, 1984 to make way for another shopping center named Lemay Plaza and was anchored by a huge Dierbergs Super Market.
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