The Beverly Drive-In, on Highway 49, opened on May 29, 1948, and closed in 1987. It was open again from 2001 until 2005, when it was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina. It was named as one of the 10 Most Endangered Historical Places in 2007 by the Mississippi Heritage Trust. In 2007 the drive-in and the land it sat on were listed for sale at just over $1 million. Then, on October 30, 2010, the drive-in burned to the ground in an early morning fire.
On August 20, 2013, the Hattiesburg city council voted unanimously to allow a housing development for senior citizens on the site of the old drive-in. The development, called Village at the Beverly, was planned to include 76 bedroom units, plus a business center, health care center, and walking trail. On May 25, 2016, The Village at Beverly held a ribbon cutting, opening as a 52-unit apartment complex built to provide affordable housing for residents.
The second screen at the drive-in, after being damaged by Hurricane Katrina
- Video tour of the drive-in, before Katrina
- Beverly Drive-In Theatre Memories
- 10 Most Endangered Historical Places in 2007
- "Historic landmark destroyed by fire", Hattiesburg American, October 30, 2010
- "Council approves plan to borrow $28M" by Jesse Bass, Hattiesburg American, August 20, 2013
- "Project planned for old drive-in site" by Jesse Bass, Hattiesburg American, August 20, 2013
- New senior living complex underway in Hub City by Mon Mussiett, WDAM, July 2, 2015
- Site of former drive-in theater welcomes 52-unit apartment complex, WDAM, May 25, 2016