Closing of the Hi-Way 50 Drive-in in Lewisburg Tennessee
by DriveInMovie.com Released : 2022-05-19
CORRECTION AS OF MAY 20, 2022 - We have now communicated with the owners of the Hi-Way 50 Drive-in and they said they are under contract to sell the drive-in and the new owners plan to keep the drive-in going and re-open it in July. With this latest information, it appears the Hi-Way 50 Drive-in will not actually close. So we are following the story and will update this story when we know more.
Opened in 1946, the Hi-Way 50 Drive-in is the oldest drive-in movie theater located in the state of Tennessee. The Hi-Way 50 Drive-in is located in Lewisburg, Tennessee which is about a one hour drive south of Nashville.
The Hi-Way 50 Drive-in would have been opening this summer for their 72nd consecutive season showing movies. However, on April 29th, the Hi-Way 50 Drive-in announced on their Facebook page that they would not be opening this year. No reason for not opening was given other than stating, " we are being lead in a different direction and would consider selling it under the right circumstances". So, while it was not stated that the drive-in is closing permanently, as it stands now, it appears the Hi-Way 50 Drive-in will not open in 2022 and the owners possibly want to sell the drive-in.
The Facebook post did mention that they would still host private events so it sounds as if they drive-is is not being demolished and we hope that at some point it will re-open.
However, with this current information, we are going to mark the Hi-Way 50 Drive-in as "Closed". If things change, we will update the status of this drive-in. With this closure, Tennessee drops from 15 operating drive-ins to 14.
Visit Hi-Way 50 Drive-in to learn more about this classic 1940's era drive-in movie theater.