Roosevelt Drive-In

2939 Roosevelt Highway,
College Park, GA 30337

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Roosevelt Drive-In

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Opened prior to 1955, the 500 car capacity Roosevelt Drive-In was located in College Park, GA, south of Atlanta. It featured a nice snack bar and a very impressive marquee. Closed about 1975, due in part to noise from the near-by Atlanta airport.

The Roosevelt Drive-In frequently showed sci-fi and horror movies during the 1950’s and 1960’s, as well as generous helping of lighter family fare. It was an extremely popular and well-run theatre during the golden age of drive-ins.

Contributed by Bud Brewster

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 15, 2009 at 5:39 pm

The Roosevelt Drive-In is listed in the 1980 IMPA with a capacity for 700 cars.

StanMalone
StanMalone on May 26, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Newspaper ad from August 1964 with a write up on that nights feature:

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StanMalone
StanMalone on May 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Link to the Drive In ladder ad in the Atlanta paper on August 5, 1964. The blogger has also written up some of his memories of working at these places. Worth a look if you are interested in the drive in culture from 1970 – 1990.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 23, 2009 at 7:26 pm

This is a 1954 photo of the Roosevelt Drive-In.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 2, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Thanks for the cool ads,Stan.Miss seeing them,but the movies today weren’t the same anyways.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 31, 2011 at 6:31 am

Thanks for the photos once again Alonzo.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 31, 2011 at 11:20 am

Bet you couldn’t even find that site today.

JBrantley
JBrantley on April 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm

It is hard to say if the Roosevelt was demolished or cannot be found in the forest that occupies the present location. When you cross Roosevelt Highway on I-285 going north you can look to your right and see where the Drive-in was.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm

You can see the ramps if you use Google Earth’s historical images or historicaerials.com. They disappeared around 2000.

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