Roosevelt Drive-In

2939 Georgia 14,
College Park, GA 30337

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Roosevelt Drive-In

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Opened September 1, 1950 with Randolph Scott in “The Nevadan”, 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. It was closed in 1982.

Contributed by Bud Brewster

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

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 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 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 on February 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm

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

Rgierchak on July 21, 2015 at 5:14 pm

I grew up in College Park and East Point before moving to Birmingham, Al at 13 yrs old in 1974. Then once in the late 1980’s I was visiting Atlanta and drove out to College Park to see my old house which was now under a flight path and all the houses were gone. I then cruised down to try and find the old Roosevelt Drive In and could just barely make out the ramps which were overgrown. I remember seeing the comedy “What’s Up, Doc” there and a lot of the kids would sit in the few rows of seats in front of the concession building.

jwmovies on September 6, 2016 at 1:50 pm

The above address is mapping incorrectly. Should now be 2939 Georgia 14. The drive in entrance was just east of Yates Road.

rivest266 on April 4, 2018 at 3:53 pm

This opened on September 1st, 1950. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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