Martin Drive-In

4273 Bemiss Road,
Valdosta, GA 31605

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The Martin Drive-In was operated by Martin Theatres in 1955. All that remains of this theater is the metal frame that held the screen.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 17, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Are you kidding Me? I always thought they were out of Atlanta cause there were so many Martin theatres here.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 17, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Hey LOEWS was out of New York but they had theatres everywhere even in Canada.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 18, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Okay,okay, Most of my relatives are from Tennessee,Iam not knocking the VOL state.I just made a mistake,one of the MANY i havemade on CT. I really thought they were out of Georgia. However,my Atlanta statement was wrong. According to my 1956 orange Motion Picture Almanac MARTIN THEATRES were based in Columbus,GEORGIA!!! 1308 Broadway. In 1956. They could have moved to Nashville later.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Now that I think about it Mike I believe you are right Martin was based in Georgia may it was their Division office or city office the was at the Tennessee Theatre.Our city Managers office was at the LOEWS CRESCENT and other 2 called in their monies there ever night,then we would call Dallas Texas our Divsion H.Q. and then they would finally call New York with the figures,kind of a roundabout way to do it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm

You know i am not trying to be a “know it all”.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on August 20, 2010 at 8:39 am

Any idea where on Bemiss this theater is located? I Street Viewed the whole street from Valdosta to Moody AFB and I didn’t see anything that looked like a theater. There’s a very good chance I missed it, and I’ll try again, but…

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on August 29, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Nevermind. Looks like it would’ve been at about 4273 Bemiss.

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 7, 2011 at 9:26 pm

4273 Bemiss Rd, Valdosta, GA 31605

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

Here is a 1970 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Another three headed monster puzzle. I found aerial photos for three different drive-ins located in Valdosta.

273 Bemiss Rd, Valdosta, GA 31605

N Ashley St & Oak Street Extension, Valdosta, GA 31602

N Forrest St & Myrtle St, Valdosta, GA 31601

Have names for two of them, Skyway Drive-In (N Ashley) and Martin Drive-in (Bemiss Rd) but no name for the N Forrest St location.

Does anyone have a drive-in listing for Valdosta which isn’t on CT yet?

TenPoundHammer
TenPoundHammer on April 29, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Forest Drive-In for the Forest St. one.

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