Rexview Drive-In

983 Manchester Expressway,
Columbus, GA 31904

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Rexview Drive-In

The Rexview Drive-In opened September 22, 1948 with Shirley Temple in “Honeymoon”. 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 Rexview Drive-In closed in 1980 and was demolished in April 1983. The site is now the Columbus Technical College.

Contributed by Chuck

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NYozoner
NYozoner on February 2, 2011 at 6:04 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
TLSLOEWS on February 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Thanks for the photo NY.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 2, 2011 at 11:11 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
Adam on December 30, 2013 at 3:13 pm

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

rivest266
rivest266 on July 5, 2018 at 12:05 am

This opened on September 22nd, 1948 and closed in 1980. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

dennisj
dennisj on July 27, 2018 at 3:18 pm

The tornado that ripped the screen apart was in April of 1953, not 1952.

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