Waynesboro Drive-In

Waynesboro, GA 30830

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Waynesboro Drive-In

It seemed like almost any small town had at least a downtown theatre. Towns such as Waynesboro had a drive-in also. The Waynesboro Drive-In was listed in the 1950 edition of Film Daily Yearbook.

The Waynesboro Drive-in was located going out of town heading towards Statesboro, Georgia. Several times going hunting with my dad we would pass the drive-in back in the late-1960’s, and it had long been closed up!

By drive-in standards it was a small lot parking only 100 cars. It was owned by L. Bailey. The screen was falling apart when I saw it in the late-1960’s, maybe early-1970’s.

Having no reason to go to Waynesboro it wasn’t until the late-1980’s when I drove by that old drive-in again. The block building that housed the booth and a small snack bar was still standing but the roof was long gone.

I walked the deep grass looking for maybe an old speaker and watching for rattlesnakes!

Contributed by Mike Rogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 19, 2009 at 1:04 pm

I did find one picture of the Concession/booth.There was nothing there but tall weeds.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 10, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Chuck 1231,all i had was the Waynesboro Drive-in from my 1956 motion picture almanac.

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 8, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Georgia 24 & Industrial Park Dr, Waynesboro, GA 30830

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1950 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm

thanks NYozoner.Somewhere I have a picture of what is left of the booth/Concession.

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 31, 2012 at 12:34 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 216 Georgia 24.

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