Cedar Valley Drive-In

Cedartown Highway & Industrial Boulevard SE,
Rome, GA 30161

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NYozoner on February 6, 2011 at 9:25 pm

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.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 26, 2009 at 6:17 pm

I took Pictures of the drive in when it was turned into a HAUNTED PALACE for Halloween.Theatre was closed.

JFBrantley on April 21, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Love the picture. I don’t remember the screen being so close to the highway but like I said in my original post it was almost 30 years ago when I saw the theater.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 22, 2009 at 12:16 am

The Cedar Valley Drive-In had only recently opened when it was featured in an article for the Modern Theatre section of Boxoffice Magazine’s issue of October 1, 1949. The drive-in was designed by the noted Atlanta firm of Tucker & Howell, architects of many theaters in the region.

Photos accompanying the article showed the Southern Colonial style of the buildings which, to my eye, presented a rather alarming contrast with the 60-foot screen tower- as though some bucolic plantation house had inexplicably collided with a boxy Midwestern grain elevator, perhaps carried thither by a tornado.

The Cedar Valley Drive-In could accommodate 500 cars, and featured a landscaped playground, an outdoor seating area for patrons who might enjoy watching movies from beach chairs, and a pair of small artificial lakes flanking the entrance, romantically reflecting the lighted buildings and screen tower by night.