Rex View Drive-In.

983 Manchester Expressway,
Columbus, GA 31904

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The Rex View Drive-In opened in 1950. Car capacity was listed at 450 cars. The screen was destroyed in 1952 by a tornado and rebuilt. It was operated by the Georgia Theatre Co. until 1961, when Martin Theatres took over ownership.

The Rex View Drive-In closed in 1980 and was demolished in 1982. The site is now the Columbus Technical College. Any further information on this theatre would be appreciated.

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NYozoner on February 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm

983 Manchester Expy, Columbus, GA 31904

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

Here is a 1968 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

TLSLOEWS on February 2, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Thanks for the photo NY.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 2, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Yes, thanks so much for adding to it.I was hoping someone from Columbus would take what i started and put a local touch to it.

Adam on December 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm

The screen and speaker were not done away with till the late 8o’s .

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