Waycross Drive-In

1715 Knight Avenue,
Waycross, GA 31501

300 cars

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The Waycross Drive-In was opened in 1953, and parked 300 cars. It was owned in 1956 by United Theatre Ent. It would later become a Georgia Theatre Company drive-in. Don’t have a clue when it went dark hopefully someone else will.

Contributed by Mike Rogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 6, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Thanks Chuck1231.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 8, 2010 at 6:00 am

Any address or photos?

I THINK it opened ABOUT 1950? Info I have says Georgia Theater Company of Atlanta had it open in 1967.

tisloews, I seem to remember a shipmate I knew who was from Waycross telling me that a bunch of different railroads crossed each other in this town so it was called Ways Cross which became Waycross. “Join the NAVY and lean all kinds of things!”

Chief Jensen

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 16, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I think Pernell Roberts was from Waycross.And Burt Reynolds dad was the chief of police here i think that is what i was told.

rivest266
rivest266 on December 4, 2010 at 12:52 am

This drive-in opened on June 5th, 1953 on the Brunswick Highway by Georgia Theatre Company.
Grand opening ad is on this page at View link

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Mike,I found a SKYLINE DRIVE-in in Waycross and tracked it the best i could.I wonder if it changed names like SO Many have and became the U.S. One Drive-in there?

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 8, 2011 at 3:50 pm

@Mike Rivest: If you look closely at the entire page, there is a section to the left of the page which details the “re-opening program” for the Waycross Drive-In. This was the season opening ad, and not a grand opening. It’s not always easy to tell the difference, but I’ll bet they were open at least as early as 1952.

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 9, 2011 at 2:00 am

Brunswick Hwy & S City Blvd, Waycross, GA 31501

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which was on the north side of Brunswick Hwy west of S City Blvd.

Here is a 1961 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

Historic aerial photos indicate this drive-in was open as early as 1950.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm

I have another look at the newspaper, the oldest ad that I can find for it was on August 17th, 1950.

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 10, 2011 at 11:13 pm

I found Waycross Drive-In ads for May 1950. Also found ads in 1949-50 for a Skyline Drive-In in Waycross.

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 31, 2012 at 8:22 am

Now Anytime Fitness @ 1715 Knight Avenue.

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