Who Remembers the Old Marbro Drive-In Theater in Murfreesboro?

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*Originally Posted in the Soulfish Stew blog. December 29, 2020

Marbro Drive-In May 1984 – September 1984 The END

Part 62 and the last one in the series listing every movie that played at the Marbro Drive-In once located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Today’s post covers May 1984 through September 1984. This is it. All she wrote for the Marbro Drive-In which had opened with Thunderball way back on July 22, 1966.

The Marbro would make it to its 18th anniversary, but would fall victim to the changing times like so many other drive-in movie locations less than 2 months later. The reason the sign and the article talk about 23 years instead of 18 is because there was a drive-in called the 4 Lane Drive-In located in almost the same spot that was also managed by Joe

Tomlinson who managed the Marbro Drive-In. This was a fun little project for me to look through all of the old digital Daily News Journals to find the ads and then having to search IMDB to figure out some of the odd grind house movie titles. I managed to list almost every movie that played the Marbro, but fell a little short in 1977 due to really bad quality newsprint. I hope you enjoyed these posts. If so, leave a comment. 

May 25 – 27, 1984
June 1 – 3, 1984

June 8 – 10, 1984 held over ad

June 15 – 17, 1984

June 22 – 24, 1984

June 29 – July 1, 1984
July 6 – 8, 1984

July 13 – 15, 1984

July 20 – 22, 1984

July 27 – 29, 1984

August 3 – 5, 1984

August 10 – 12, 1984

August 17 – 19, 1984

August 24 – 26, 1984

August 31 – September 3, 1984

September 7 – 9, 1984
List of movies that played the Marbro from May 1984 – September 1984
Cheech & Chong’s:
  Things Are Tough All Over
  Nice Dreams
  Up In Smoke
  Still Smokin’
Flashdance
Footloose
Children of the Corn
Christine
Dirty Harry
Magnum Force
The Enforcer
Sudden Impact
Police Academy
Risky Business
Weekend Pass
The Last American Virgin
The First Time
My Tutor
National Lampoon’s Vacation
Splash
Hard to Hold
Sixteen Candles
Angel
Private School
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th Part 2
Friday the 13th Part 3
Friday the 13th The Final Chapter
Star Trek The Motion Picture
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Romancing The Stone
Unfaithfully Yours
Breakin’
Hot Dog…The Movie
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Hooper
The Cannonball Run
Cannonball Run II
Streets of Fire
Conan The Destroyer
Rhinestone
Nine to Five
Where Death Lives
Zombies
Boogey Man
Halloween
Summer School
Girls on the Road
September 16, 1984 Sunday Accent cover story on the Marbro Drive-In closing

May 4 – 6, 1984

May 11 – 13, 1984

May 18 – 20, 1984

May 25 – 27, 1984
June 1 – 3, 1984


June 8 – 10, 1984 held over ad


June 15 – 17, 1984


June 22 – 24, 1984


June 29 – July 1, 1984
July 6 – 8, 1984


July 13 – 15, 1984


July 20 – 22, 1984


July 27 – 29, 1984


August 3 – 5, 1984


August 10 – 12, 1984


August 17 – 19, 1984


August 24 – 26, 1984


August 31 – September 3, 1984


September 7 – 9, 1984
List of movies that played the Marbro from May 1984 – September 1984
Cheech & Chong’s:
  Things Are Tough All Over
  Nice Dreams
  Up In Smoke
  Still Smokin’
Flashdance
Footloose
Children of the Corn
Christine
Dirty Harry
Magnum Force
The Enforcer
Sudden Impact
Police Academy
Risky Business
Weekend Pass
The Last American Virgin
The First Time
My Tutor
National Lampoon’s Vacation
Splash
Hard to Hold
Sixteen Candles
Angel
Private School
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th Part 2
Friday the 13th Part 3
Friday the 13th The Final Chapter
Star Trek The Motion Picture
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Romancing The Stone
Unfaithfully Yours
Breakin’
Hot Dog…The Movie
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Hooper
The Cannonball Run
Cannonball Run II
Streets of Fire
Conan The Destroyer
Rhinestone
Nine to Five
Where Death Lives
Zombies
Boogey Man
Halloween
Summer School
Girls on the Road
September 16, 1984 Sunday Accent cover story on the Marbro Drive-In closing