Bankhead Drive-In

3350 Bankhead Highway NW,
Atlanta, GA 30331

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rivest266 on April 11, 2018 at 5:50 pm

This opened on May 12th, 1950 and closed in 1982. Another ad in the photo section.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 10, 2010 at 12:42 am

Before Georgia theatres bought it.the BANKHEAD was owned by West End Theatres.Still parking 650 cars in 1956.

TLSLOEWS on March 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Nice photos Lost Memory.

DaveNewton on December 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Wow, thanks so much for posting those pictures. I never saw any movies here, as by the time I was growing up this was in an area considered not all that safe. However I drove by this Drive-In hundreds, if not thousands of times, in my youth and I always loved the way the entrance to this Drive-In looked.

StanMalone on May 26, 2009 at 4:03 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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StanMalone on May 26, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Newspaper ad from 1964 with a write up on “A Hard Days Night.”

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steveblanton on October 24, 2008 at 2:59 pm

I remember the Bankhead Drive In from the 50s and 60s. It was always a thrill to go there for a movie. Often, we’d sit outside the theater in our car and watch the picture over the fence without the benefit of sound. Wow, I miss those times!

Steve B.