- Guntown (Lee County) Mississippi
Guntown Drive-in Movie: 662-348-5767
located at 124 Road 773
Solo screen, currently shows two features nitely.
Admission: $5 adults; Children 12&under free.
Photo: Damon Breland
- Hattiesburg (Forrest County) Mississippi
Beverly Drive-in: 601-544-4101
located on Highway 49, south of town
The Beverly first opened on May 29th, 1948, lighting-up the screen
with a single feature: Swell Guy starring Sonny Tufts and Ann Blyth,
for a 39cent admission. Named after the owners' daughter, the Beverly
was the second Drive-in to open up in the state of Mississippi. In March
of 1979 an additional screen was added, making it a twin-screen venue,
but then, on the unlucky 13th of September that year, Hurricane Frederic
came to the Drive-in, and .. gone with the wind! The Beverly recovered
and reopened a few months later, but was dealt another blow with the
death of its owner, Herbie Hargroder. His wife Sue managed to keep
the old screen lit for a couple more seasons, but finally leased-out the
Drive-in to operators outside of the family- Theatres Unlimited in the
spring of '82. Mrs. Hargroder was disenchanted with the way that TU
was running things (into the ground), and two years later terminated
their operating agreement. The Beverly was then dark for the next
couple of seasons, reopening in 1986, but then going again in '87.
After being dark for 15 years- (aside from opening periodically in
recent years for one-nite stands, with the proceeds benefitting the
Association of Retarded Children); the Beverly is operating again
as of May 18th, 2001, screening a double feature on each of their
2 screens; the older of which is 105' wide. (Sadly, Mrs. Hargroder,
known affectionately by Drive-in fans over the years as Miss Sue,
passed away on February 20, 1998, at the age of 75, and would not
live to see the Beverly in operation again). And that it is, comes as
welcome news to Drive-in fans and a nice tribute to the memory of
Herb & Sue. The 'new' Beverly Drive-in is open 7 nites, year-round.
Audio for the Drive-in is being provided with FM radio broadcast.
Admission: Ages 12 & above: $6; ages 6-11: $4; under 5 free.
Photo: Dixon Hayes
- Iuka (Tishomingo County) Mississippi
Iuka Drive-in Theatre: 662-423-2153
located on West Quitman Street
Solo screen, lit-up with two features
3 nites of the week (closed Sunday);
open Friday, Saturday, and Monday.
Admission: $5 adults; 10&under free.
- Pontotoc (Pontotoc County) Mississippi
Pontotoc Drive-in: DARK
located at 440 Highway 6 West