Dixie Drive-In

West Street & Overstreet Road,
Swainsboro, GA 30401

204 cars

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The Dixie Drive-In was the second drive-in in the rural town of Swainsboro, Georgia. In the 1950’s it was running two features nightly, but soon the Hi-Way 56 Drive-In really helped close the 204-car Dixie Drive-In.

It was run by W.H. Kahrr and the Dixie Amusement Co. chain in 1955. Today, its gone. Many of the locals having no recall of the Dixie Drive-In.

Contributed by Mike Rogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 6, 2010 at 8:55 pm

It is a pity the Hi-way 56 Drive-in had to close after a long closure.With both the Dixie and 56 gone i guess one would drive to Atlanta to see a drive-in.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 8, 2010 at 10:25 pm

I THINK it was open till 1989, does that sound right?

Anyone have an address?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 9, 2010 at 7:00 am

Bob, I can check with Ray Hutto he might know. i know the Bellamy brothers Tom and Tony reopened their parents old Drive-in Hi-way 56 for a few years before closing it for good. Ray has a theatre he built it is on CT, Southside Cinema.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm

I checked with Ray and doggone it, he had never heard of this Drive-in. I still think it closed why before 1989. I am hoping Tony B. of the old 56 Drive-in will get on CT. hope Ray tells him about it. Tony would know all about the Dixie Drive-in.

NYozoner on February 7, 2011 at 2:44 pm

West St & Overstreet Rd, Swainsboro, GA 30401

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.

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