Royal Drive-In

Meridian, MS

Located on the southwest corner of this small Southern town just off I-20. One of numerous closed drive-in theatres that dot the undeveloped parts of American suburbia. Part of the land seems to have been converted to a racing facility of some kind.

More interesting is a gate that is the remnant of the Royal Land amusement park, which presumably had some connection with the drive-in as an entertainment complex. A blog posting mentioning the park indicates that it closed after financial problems associated with a ride injury and briefly served as an RV park. Although I chose not to venture through the weeds, supposedly some fountain bases remain from the amusement park days.

People the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example than the example of our power. (Bill Clinton)