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NYozoner commented about Smyrna Drive-In on Feb 7, 2011 at 9:42 am

Atlanta Rd SE & Coggins Dr S E, Smyrna, GA 30080

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1960 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.

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NYozoner commented about Dixie Drive-In on Feb 7, 2011 at 1:38 am

U.S. 80 & Bypass Rd, Savannah, GA 31408

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1951 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Highway 80 Drive-In on Feb 7, 2011 at 1:36 am

515 U.S. 80, Garden City, GA 31408

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1951 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Starlite Drive-In on Feb 7, 2011 at 12:54 am

McFarland Ave & Salem Rd, Rossville, GA 30741

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1957 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about North 53 Drive-In on Feb 7, 2011 at 12:30 am

Calhoun Rd NE & Berwin Rd NE, Rome, GA 30161

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

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NYozoner commented about Cedar Valley Drive-In on Feb 7, 2011 at 12:25 am

Cedartown Hwy & Industrial Blvd SE, Rome, GA 30161

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a USGS topo map which notes the location of the drive-in, courtesy of MSRMaps.com.

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NYozoner commented about Quitman Drive-In on Feb 7, 2011 at 12:16 am

10141 Dixie Rd, Quitman, GA 31643

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1952 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

Also, I believe this drive-in operated under the name “Star Drive-In.”

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NYozoner commented about Moon-Light Drive-In on Feb 6, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Chuck, I would conclude that the Moon-Light in Millen and the Moon-Light in Emmalane are the same drive-in. The towns are only about 4 miles apart, and having two drive-ins with the same name so close together is not likely.

It should also be mentioned that Emmalane is more of a point on a map than a real town, and it was not unusual for drive-ins to go under the name of a nearby populated town, rather than the town where they were physically located.

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NYozoner commented about Newnan Drive-In on Feb 6, 2011 at 12:55 pm

U.S. 29 & Lake Ridge Way, Newnan, GA 30263

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

Here is a USGS topo map which notes the location of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Moon-Light Drive-In on Feb 6, 2011 at 9:55 am

There was a drive-in about 3 miles south of Millen, in a town called Emmalane. This easily could have been one of the two Millen drive-ins.

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NYozoner commented about Starlite Drive-In on Feb 6, 2011 at 9:37 am

N Columbia St & Hammock Rd NW, Milledgeville, GA 31061

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by a shopping plaza.

Here is a 1972 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Cadet Drive-In on Feb 6, 2011 at 9:17 am

Kings Rd & Pierce Johnson Rd SE, Union Point, GA 31061

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. Pierce Johnson Rd SE goes through the center of the former drive-in property.

Here is a 1951 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Candler Drive-In on Feb 6, 2011 at 8:10 am

SE Broad St & Theater Dr, Metter, GA 30439

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by Metter Mini Storage.

Here is a USGS topo map which notes the location of the drive-in, courtesy of MSRMaps.com.

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NYozoner commented about Twin City Drive-In on Feb 5, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Blue Ridge Dr & Holly Ln, McCaysville, GA 30555

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1957 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Marietta Drive-in on Feb 5, 2011 at 11:15 pm

I found three drive-ins on HistoricAerials.com in the Marietta/Fair Oaks area.

Atlanta Rd SE & Coggins Dr S E, Smyrna, GA 30080, this drive-in was south of the airport.

Cobb Pkwy SE & Polytechnic Ln, Marietta, GA 30060, this drive-in is now a parking lot used by Southern Polytechnic State University.

1425 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30062, this drive-in is now a shopping plaza.

It’s hard to put a name to these drive-ins without being from the area of having access to newspaper ads. Maybe one of you guys down in the Atlanta area can come up with some names.

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NYozoner commented about Houston Avenue Drive-In on Feb 5, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Could this have been known locally as the Southside Drive-In?

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NYozoner commented about Motor View Drive-In on Feb 5, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I found seven drive-ins for Macon using 1954 aerial photos. haven’t figured out which ones went by which names yet for four out of the seven. Will have to make a few calls to local history people to help sort it out.

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NYozoner commented about Houston Avenue Drive-In on Feb 5, 2011 at 8:28 pm

4586 Houston Ave, Macon, GA 31206

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

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NYozoner commented about 41 Hiway Drive-In on Feb 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm

U.S. 41 & Barnes Rd, Macon, GA 31216

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

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NYozoner commented about Highway 12 Drive-In on Feb 5, 2011 at 6:19 pm

7723 Old Covington Hwy SW, Lithonia, GA 30058

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. Old Covington Hwy was formerly known as Hwy 12. The drive-in footprint is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

Here is a 1968 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about White Horse Pike Drive-In on Feb 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm

This was a very mysterious and short-lived drive-in.

Here is a 1963 aerial photo of the location, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.

You will notice the drive-in is not there in 1963, and by switching over to the 1970 aerial imagery, the location has already been developed into a shopping center.

Here is a 1965 aerial photo of the same location, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS, where you can now view the drive-in. It appears this drive-in opened sometime between 1963 and 1965, and was demolished sometime before 1970.

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NYozoner commented about Glennville Drive-In on Feb 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Barnard St & Playland Ave, Glennville, GA 30427

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1966 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Lake Lanier Drive-In on Feb 4, 2011 at 8:36 am

3320 Thompson Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a USGS topo map noting the location of the drive-in, courtesy of MSRMaps.com.

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NYozoner commented about Starry Night Drive-In on Feb 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm

The official website link does not work. I don’t think this “drive-in” is operating any longer, if that is what you choose to call it. I question if this qualifies as a drive-in, since there were no permanent structures involved. The screen was a bed sheet stretched out between two poles. At best it was a temporary outdoor lawn movie. Calling this a drive-in theatre is an insult to real drive-ins.

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NYozoner commented about South Expressway Drive-In 1 & 2 on Feb 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm

The title of this listing should be “South Expressway Drive-In.” At the very least, the words “drive-in” should be mentioned in the title.

Here is a 1960 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.