Adel Drive-In

S. Hutchinson Avenue & Old Quitman Highway,
Adel, GA 31620

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You know you live in a small town when only two state Highways pass through town. Adel, Georgia is a small South Georgia town that in the 1950’s and maybe the 1960’s, had a small drive-in initally called the Adel Auto Drive-In. It was open by 1955.

State Highway’s 37 and 41 were the only way in and out of town in the 1950’s. The Adel Drive-In parked only 175 cars making it one of Georgia’s smallest drive-ins. It was owned by a local businessman, J.G. Snellgrove. Today, I-75 runs right into Adel, Georgia.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 18, 2010 at 4:28 am

AKA:

ADEL AUTO THEATER

Open 1955-1964?

Adel, home of “KING FROG”!

Sure could use an address, more info and photos.

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 1, 2011 at 11:00 am

S Hutchinson Ave & Old Quitman Hwy, Adel, GA 31620

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

Here is a 1972 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm

thanks NYz=ozoner,so many great pics you have.

jwmovies
jwmovies on August 31, 2012 at 9:16 pm

More accurate would be Kelley Oldsmobile (which is where the drive-in stood). Address is 100 S Hutchinson Ave.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 6, 2012 at 8:18 pm

WHEN YOU GO TO SEE THE DRIVE-IN SITE ON THE LARGEST MAP YOU SEE THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES!

PLEASE CHANGE THE ADDRESS TO:

south hutchinson avenue & old quitman ROAD

OR

1110 SOUTH HUTCHINSON AVENUE

EITHER ADDRESS WILL CORRECT THE PROBLEM.

THANKS

zebulongrady
zebulongrady on August 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm

The 1949 Film Daily Yearbook lists the Majestic with 228 seats. My 1952 theatre directory lists both the Cook and the Majestic, owned by Stein Theatres and the Auto Drive In. The 1955 issue only lists the Cook. There is a building in Adel that has a facade that looks like what a theatre would look like, but is a retail store.

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