Peachtree Drive-In

5601 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard,
Chamblee, GA 30341

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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-ins made money, the Peachtree Drive-In was certainly popular with 525 parking places. It was owned in 1956 by Peachtree Drive-In Theatre Company;Community Theatres.

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 16, 2010 at 11:36 am

PLEASE CHANGE ADDRESS TO:

5601 PEACHTREE INDUSTRIAL BOULEVARD

Open 1950-1969?

Open for sure in 1967.

Held 505 cars, 325 in winter (heaters?)

Owner 1961-1967? was Storey Theaters, Inc. of Atlanta. Frederick G. Storey President and Gen. Mgr. He had 16 theaters in Georgia.

In 1950 the drive-in had a “Choo-Choo Train” for the kids to ride on.

Later it had an “ULTRA-WIDEVISION SCREEN”!

Anyone have more info or photos?

StanMalone
StanMalone on July 16, 2010 at 1:26 pm

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 1:31 pm

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 1:34 pm

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 6:17 pm

Thanks Stan and Mike.

1234
1234 on December 17, 2010 at 5:44 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 4:13 pm

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

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