Classic drive-in movie theaters date back to much simpler times, summer nights where couples or families could drive to a theater, park, and enjoy a movie from the comfort of their own car. Originating during the 1920’s, these theaters have seen the entire evolution of films, from silent movies to painted walls to movie screens. Fortunately, many states still boast drive-in theaters, including the state of Alabama. Locals and visitors alike will find several drive-ins in the state for family fun and date nights. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Some restaurants are currently offering pickup only. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.411 Twin Drive-in Theater and Grill
3.Sand Mountain Drive-In
5.Blue Moon Drive-in
6 Best Drive-in Theaters in Alabama
- 411 Twin Drive-in Theater and Grill, Photo: 411 Twin Drive-in Theater and Grill
- Cinemagic Theatre, Photo: Courtesy of waynerd - Fotolia.com
- Sand Mountain Drive-In, Photo: Courtesy of Tomasz Zajda - Fotolia.com
- Henagar Drive-in, Photo: Courtesy of nicojonnyenglish - Fotolia.com
- Blue Moon Drive-in, Photo: Blue Moon Drive-in
- King Drive-in, Photo: Courtesy of Frank Fennema - Fotolia.com
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of Artifexphoto - Fotolia.com
More Ideas in Alabama: River Rest Bed and Breakfast in Talladega
Located near Birmingham, Alabama, River Rest Bed and Breakfast is a comfortable retreat located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Logan Martin. A perfect alternative to traditional lodging or a hotel, River Rest Bed and Breakfast offers an ideal locale for special occasions such as wedding anniversaries, birthdays, honeymoons and intimate romantic weekends. River Rest Bed and Breakfast in Alabama offers five beautifully appointed guest rooms with private bathrooms, contemporary décor, and modern amenities.
River Rest Bed and Breakfast offers five beautifully appointed guest rooms with private bathrooms, antique furnishings, and modern amenities. All guest rooms feature king-size beds with Simmons Beauty Rest pillow-top mattresses and high-thread-count linens, and private bathrooms and charming views of the surrounding landscapes. Modern amenities include flat-screen televisions with cable channels and complimentary wireless Internet.
The Back in Time room features a king-size with a Simmons Beauty Rest pillow-top mattress and high-thread-count linens, a private bathroom with shower, thick towels and deluxe bath amenities, and a large dormer window with stunning lake views.
The Lake Wood room is a spacious room on the upper level with a king-size with a Simmons Beauty Rest pillow-top mattress and high-thread-count linens, a private bathroom with shower, thick towels and deluxe bath amenities and a large couch below a dormer window facing the woods.
The Garden room is a tropical-inspired room with a king-size with a Simmons Beauty Rest pillow-top mattress and high-thread-count linens, and a private bathroom with a whirlpool tub, thick towels, and deluxe bath amenities. The Garden Room has a private entrance and fantastic views of the backyard.
The Sunrise room is a secluded room with four large windows that flood the room with natural light. The room has a king-size with a Simmons Beauty Rest pillow-top mattress and high-thread-count linens, and a private bathroom with a whirlpool tub, thick towels, and deluxe bath amenities.
The River View room features a spacious living room overlooking the master bedroom, which has a king-size with a Simmons Beauty Rest pillow-top mattress and high-thread-count linens, and a bathroom with a whirlpool tub, thick towels, and deluxe bath amenities. The River View room boasts beautiful views of the backyard and gardens.
River Rest Bed and Breakfast has several comfortable areas in which to relax, including a cozy den with a high-ceilinged loft and beautiful views of the lake. A six-seater hot tub and an outdoor fire pit offer the perfect way to unwind and boast stunning elevated views of Lake Logan Martin.
River Rest Bed and Breakfast offers a peaceful and secluded location for romantic weddings with a stunning beach and gorgeous lake views.
The River Rest Bed and Breakfast is located near Birmingham in Alabama, which offers an array of things to see and do in the area and beyond. Outdoor recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, wildlife and bird watching and exploring the local state parks, such as the Cheaha Mountain State Park. Birmingham is home to an array of attractions, including the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the Birmingham Zoo, and several museums. There are also plenty of specialty shops, antique malls, boutiques, and flea markets to enjoy and Nascar enthusiasts can catch a race at the Talladega SuperSpeedway.
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3883 Griffit Bend Rd., Talladega, AL 35160, Phone: 866-670-7378
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More Ideas in Alabama: Alligator Alley
In 2004, Alligator Alley's owner, Wes Moore, opened his alligator farm and sanctuary. Each alligator living here has been rescued from an unsafe place or unnatural habitat and brought to the sanctuary, which was created to provide a more natural environment for these animals. These alligators are regarded as "nuisance animals" as they no longer fear humans, which makes them dangerous around people. Once these alligator have reached a length of four feet, they are deemed hazardous to property or humans and have to be removed from the area. Watching these magnificent animals at Alligator Alley is an experience visitors won't soon forget.
The guided adventure at Alligator Alley begins with a trek to a viewing platform above the alligator’s habitat. From there, guests can view more than 450 alligators, ranging in age from newborns to adults, as they relax, sunbathe, court, and nest. After taking in a breathtaking view, visitors continue their journey down the elevated boardwalk through the surrounding nature. Along the way, guests have the opportunity to view not only the alligators that call the farm home, but also turtles, bull frogs, owls, and ospreys just a few feet away.
After the guided adventure, visitors have the opportunity to spend time at Alligator Alley's gator station, where they can hold a baby alligator or take a picture with one. There are trained expert staff are on hand who are happy to talk to visitors and answer any questions they may have about the alligators.
The more adventurous guests can even experience feeding the alligators. Alligator Alley has three feeding sessions every day that visitors can participate in, once in the late morning and twice in the afternoon. All they have to do is grab some alligator food and follow the instructions of the staff. There's no need to worry as staff members are on hand to supervise at all times.
Alligator Alley also offers birthday party experiences, creating a memorable party that children will never forget. The program starts with the guided adventure along the elevated boardwalk, while the party itself takes place in an air-conditioned sunroom, where every guest will have a chance to hold a baby alligator under the supervision of a staff member. In addition, the birthday girl or boy receives a backpack, a water bottle, and a t-shirt.
Field trips are also possible at the alligator farm, and Alligator Alley provides a fun and memorable learning experience for both students and teachers. After the guided adventure on the boardwalk, students have the opportunity to watch the alligator feedings as well as have the chance to hold a baby alligator. The alligator farm also makes for a perfect place for hands-on learning about some of Alabama’s wildlife.
19950 Highway 71, Summerdale, AL 36580, Phone: 251-946-2483
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