Melody Drive-In

Wrightsboro Road,
Thomson, GA 30824

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 7, 2011 at 5:41 pm

I hope Bob Jensen sees this.Thanks,NYozoner.

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 7, 2011 at 5:36 pm

U.S. 78 & C'Board Way, Thomson, GA 30824

Here is a 1971 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm

I thought you might still see the foundation.it has been years but when i do pass it i always look over where the MELODY proudly stood. Thanks, Bob for at least thinking about.I wish locals there knew and cared enough to get on CT.Plenty of stories I know.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 11, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Mike, thanks for the info, I found the Sonic, at 226 East Hill Street and just down the road a bit the junction of 17 and 78. I went east on the Google Satellite for a distance, but found no sign of the remains of a drive-in, so sad.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 10, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Talked with Ray he had no info on this Drive-in.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 9, 2010 at 7:20 am

I will also get with Ray Hutto on this Drive in. Try and get the info as quick as possible.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 9, 2010 at 6:52 am

To help you more on the crossroad of 17 and 78 there was a Sonic Drive-in Restrauant on the side of the road the Melody was on heading East.Just a few blocks pass the Sonic that is where the Melody stood. Thomson also has a Downtown Twin theatre on main st.Called the New Martin.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 9, 2010 at 6:45 am

Best I can do without a Thomson city map would the cross roads of state highway 17 and intresects with 278/78 going out of Thomson what is left of the Melody would be on the right side of the road.Last time i drove by there and its been years since Thomson is about 30 miles away where i live, you see the foundation of the booth/concession. they use to sell mobile Homes on the lot.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 8, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Mike, can you give an address or a crossroad, I’d like to Google Map a Photo of the drive-in site, if possible.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 8, 2010 at 6:37 am

Hey, if she puts them on come back here to the MELODY site and let me know i check all my theatres near home often.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 8, 2010 at 6:00 am

I haven’t seen Robin on CT in quite awhile.Maybe she wasn’t a really an old theatre dawg.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 6, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Thanks Mike I sent Robin some Nashville drive-in photos,I hope she got them and will post them when see has time.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 6, 2010 at 8:53 pm

I wish i had more and really didn’t realize Thomson had a Drive-in until one day i noticed the foundation and it looked like it might have been a Drive-in Theatre.Sure enough,once i found the Bulldozed screen i had it pay dirt. When i found the 1956 motion Picture almanac i found Thomson and that had to be the Melody,unless another expert on here says different and boy, i have found out there are some experts on CT which is not a bad thing.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 6, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Nice intro Mike,anymore info out there anybody?