Peachtree Drive-In

5567 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard,
Chamblee, GA 30341

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Peachtree Drive-In

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The Peachtree Drive-In in Chamblee, Georgia if it was operating today it would be located inside I-285 the beltline around Atlanta, right in the heart of Metro Atlanta. Back in the 1950’s in the days drive-in’s made money, the Peachtree Drive-In was certainly popular with 525 parking places. It was opened July 14, 1950 with Maureen O'Hara in “Bagdad”. It was owned in 1956 by Peachtree Drive-In Theatre Company/Community Theatres. By 1957 it was operated by Storey Theatres Inc. It was closed in 1967.

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StanMalone
StanMalone on July 16, 2010 at 10:26 am

http://www.drive-ins.com/detail/gatpeac

Link to the page for this theatre on the Drive-Ins.com website. At the bottom are two pictures, one of the train and one of the box office clock with admission rates.

I was told that this theatre had a hard time once Daylight Savings Time was adopted since there was a curfew on its operating hours to keep the nearby neighborhoods happy.

I think that the site is now occupied by a Honda dealer.

StanMalone
StanMalone on July 16, 2010 at 10:31 am

Link to the Drive In ladder ad in the Atlanta paper on August 5, 1964. The blogger has also written up some of his memories of working at these places. Worth a look if you are interested in the drive in culture from 1970 – 1990.

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StanMalone
StanMalone on July 16, 2010 at 10:34 am

View link

Link to a picture of the newspaper ad for the Peachtree Drive In and a write up on its feature for the night. August, 1964.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Thanks Stan and Mike.

1234
1234 on December 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm

the aerial view posted on drive-ins.com posted above is of Chamblee Plaza, the Peachtree Drive in was located further north on Peachtree and on the right side of the road.

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 2, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Here is a 1955 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on September 25, 2017 at 3:05 pm

The correct address is: The other address is too far north.

5567 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Chamblee, GA 30341

rivest266
rivest266 on April 4, 2018 at 3:44 pm

This opened on July 14th, 1950. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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