Scott Drive-In

1715 Lawrenceville Highway,
Decatur, GA 30033

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Drawing Of Scott Drive-In As It Looked In 1977...

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Contributed by DENNIS WHITEFIELD

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WHITEFIELD
WHITEFIELD on June 23, 2007 at 11:49 am

Now all we need is a photo.

WHITEFIELD
WHITEFIELD on August 1, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Here is a drawing until I can find a photo.
http://www.chris-draws.com/Scott.html

WHITEFIELD
WHITEFIELD on August 10, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Here is one of the photos I have been looking for.
http://flickr.com/photos/24391992@N00/2751548334/
First Drive-In Theatre in Decatur, GA. opened in Sept. 1951
The above picture of the entrance of the Scott Drive-In was located at the corner of Scott Blvd. & the Lawrenceville Hwy.
This is a newspaper article about the Grand opening of The Scott-Drive-In Theatre.

A new asset to Decatur’s impressive list of modern business establishments has been added in the Scott Drive Theatre at the intersection of Scott Blvd and the Lawrenceville Hwy.
Set in a natural amphitheatre and partially enclosed by a cresent-shaped backdrop of trees, the new drive-in is one of the most beautiful anywhere in the south. It opened Monday.
With 550 automobile positions, the new outdoor movie has 12 parking ramps. Elevated and tilted to give the viewer just the right view of the screen, the ramps are close enough so that customers at the rear can get a clear picture.
Community Theatres Corporation who built the new drive-in have secured the very latest of equipment and designs for their movies.
Frederick G. Story, president of Community Pictures, says that the Scott’s big concession stand is probably the best designed in this area.
We studied many oother drive-in concession stands and elimated all of their mistakes in ours he said.
Features of the concession house are the comfortable rest rooms, public telephones,cigarette machines and cafeteria style service.
The sound equipment the speakers which the drive-in customer hangs from his auto window is R C A which Mr. Story says is the best of it’s kind. And he adds that the Scott’s movie screen is the largest in the Metropolitan area.

The opening night had some 550 cars which is a full house.
1000 cars were turned away that first night.

driveinman
driveinman on October 20, 2008 at 7:21 pm

The Scott Drive-In was one beautiful drive-in theatre! With 550 car spaces this theatre was a real entertainment complex for the Decatur area! In the 50’s and 60’s the drive-in had a marquee that went over the entrance road. In the 70’s the Scott got a newer marquee that looked almost identical to that of the Glenwood Drive-In. The newer marquee sat between the entrance and exit roads. I remember they had a playground down by the screen. They also had a storage shed that looked like a little mansion where they stored the letters to change out the marquee. All in all the Scott Drive-In was truly a wonderful drive-in theatre!

Tommy Holcombe

WHITEFIELD
WHITEFIELD on May 2, 2009 at 7:07 am

I have started a site dedicated to The Scott Drive-In Theatre.
http://scottdriveintheatre.blogspot.com/

Don K.
Don K. on May 16, 2009 at 4:31 am

Here are two aerial views of the Scott Drive-In from the Atlanta History Center collection:

The first one is dated 1969:
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The second one is undated:
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StanMalone
StanMalone on May 26, 2009 at 9:27 am

Newspaper ad from August 1964 with a write up on the feature for that night:

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StanMalone
StanMalone on May 26, 2009 at 10:08 am

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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WHITEFIELD
WHITEFIELD on June 6, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Scott Drive-In movie ad
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