Alps Drive-In

Alps Road & Baxter Street,
Athens, GA 30606

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 17, 2012 at 5:15 pm

jcott,thanxs for the info,Try and check it out next time I am Athens.

jcott on June 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I had a discussion with my dad about the Alps Drive-In; he swore that the Alps Drive-In was not actually on Alps Road, but instead on Old Hull Road. I did some research and found this 1973 aerial photo of a drive-in on Old Hull. Turns out Alps Drive-In changed location, probably in the early 70s, from Alps to Old Hull. That’s probably why you don’t remember there being a drive-in on Alps near Atlanta Highway when you were there, Mike; there wasn’t one!

NYozoner on February 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Tell me about it. It’s most frustrating for me when I read a post from someone on here stating “I visited the site today and took pictures…” but then they don’t leave any further information about the address, such as what part of town it was in, what side of the street, nearby intersections, nearby existing businesses.

The historic aerial photos can very easily document these locations, very quickly, if you know roughly where to look and during what years.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm

I am so glad you are doing this on These Drive-ins.I just wish when I do submit a Theatre that newspaper ad had a street address,so many especially in small towns have no address and I know it does make it hard,I try to go back in the papers and search for an address often with no luck.

NYozoner on February 1, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I’m just taking the clues you guys put on here, and turning them into detailed addresses which can be used with mapping programs such as Google Earth. I feel it’s also valuable to provide an aerial photo image to verify the address. It is good to get these places documented before they fall completely out of memory, as many locations already have.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 1, 2011 at 11:08 am

thanks Again NYozoner.

NYozoner on February 1, 2011 at 10:16 am

Alps Rd & Baxter St, Athens, GA 30606

The above address will map accurately the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by Alps Shopping Center.

Here is a 1962 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

TLSLOEWS on April 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Thanks again Mike!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 27, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Prince Ave.Drive-in was the third and final Drive-in in Athens.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 27, 2010 at 5:19 pm

like the Bon-Air and Forest Hills Drive-ins and the Woodzo and Newport Drive-ins,The ALPS DRIVE-in theatre was quite close to the ATHENS DRIVE-in. In the 50’s both spots were in the sticks heading to Atlanta. Why were they built so close? The Alps parked 350 cars and was owned by Newman Coker. A ALPS THEATRE would be built in Athens on that side of town.
BWCHICAGO,Are you sure it closed in 1980? Going by the location ALPS ROAD AND ATLANTA HIGWAY i just can’t remember a Drive-in there. That whole area was getting commercial businesses in that area.