Athens Drive-In

3190 Atlanta Highway,
Athens, GA 30606

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Athens Drive-In

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Opened 1952 with a 400 car capacity. The Athens Drive-In closed in 1984.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm

The famous theatre painter Davis Cone painted this Drive-in and it is in his book. It parked 450 cars and it was owned by Publix Theatres in the late 50’s. I remember it because it was close to GEORGIA SQUARE MALL where i worked for GCC. At that time it was a Georgia Theatre playing typical second run movies like “BLAZING STEWARTRESS” and “NAUGHTY STEWARTRESS” soft core R rated features.
Time I got up to Athens the Drive-in was gone and a car lot was there. On at ATLANTA HIGHWAY heading towards HOTLANTA!

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 30, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Alrightly then.

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 1, 2011 at 10:24 am

3190 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by a shopping plaza.

Here is a USGS topo map which notes the location of the drive-in, courtesy of MSRMaps.com.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 1, 2011 at 11:06 am

thanks NYozoner,wasn’t far from the GCC I worked in Mall.At that time in 1983 it was Car dealership,now you say a Shopping center.Thanks,

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on February 1, 2011 at 6:10 pm

One of the pictures on its gallery page at Drive-ins.com confirms the showing of the films Mike mentioned in his comment above: http://www.drive-ins.com/gallery/gatathe

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 5, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Thanks CSWalczak,Great stuff as usual.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 5, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Thanks CSWalczak,Great stuff as usual.

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