Cadet Drive-In

Kings Road & Pierce Johnson Road SE,
Union Point, GA 31061

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Mr Joe Vogel says Boxoffice Magazine states this drive-in theatre was opened by Martin Theatres in 1950 with a 350 car capacity.

It was located at the end on Kings Road at the Sparta Highway, a few blocks from the Oconee River Bridge.

I had just moved to Milledgeville, GA in November 1959. The drive-in had just closed, and all the speakers, posts, concession was all left intact. I drove through it in my car in 1959 and it was a large drive-in. I guess it lasted about 9 years.

Contributed by Ray Hutto

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JFBrantley on September 21, 2009 at 4:07 pm

I remember my mother telling me about this drive-in. I don’t remember the name but she said that it was off the road going to Sandersville almost on the bank of the Oconee River. If the drive-in closed in 59 she may not have remembered the exact location.

NYozoner on February 6, 2011 at 6:17 am

Kings Rd & Pierce Johnson Rd SE, Union Point, GA 31061

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. Pierce Johnson Rd SE goes through the center of the former drive-in property.

Here is a 1951 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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