The Harpersville (AL) Drive-In, which closed last year, reopened on October 8 this year, according to a story in the Shelby County Reporter. New owners Phillip and Stacy Padgett expanded the concession menu to add burgers and hot dogs, but the biggest change is the new name: The Twilight 280 Drive-In.
One thing that hasn’t changed yet is the projection system. Both screens still use film, though Padgett plans to upgrade to digital at some point. He also plans for the drive-in to host special events throughout the year.
You know, in all the years I’ve followed drive-in news, I’ve never seen this many startups and reopenings in such a short time. That this should all happen in the fall rather than the typical spring drive-in wake-up season just makes it all the more remarkable. Good times!
To read more about the Padgett’s plans and the new The Twilight 280, and to check out a photo from the Reporter article, you need to go read it!