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Rainbow Drive-In Theater - Facts & Highlights

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Rainbow Drive-In Theater

No known aliases.
Closed down
948 Rainbow Dr. -- U.S. 411--AL 25
Gadsden, AL 35902
Express Code: altrain
Status: closed
Season: All year
Year Built: 1952
Screens: 1
Car Capacity: 300
Opening Date: 09/26/1952
First Movie: The Dual At Silver Creek
Site: torn down
Details: Now occupied by Exxon gas station and convenience store
Sound: Speakers
Converted to Digital:
Movie Features:
Notes: Tower was destroyed by wind therefore putting the theatre out of business

Theater Timeline

1952    Grand opening
1977    Drive-In is destroyed by a tornado and is not rebuilt
1978    Site cleared for indoor cinema which operated from 1979-2003


  • operators
    Pitman Family
    2004 - current
  • owners
    Pitman Family
    2004 - current

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