Highway 12 Drive-In

7723 Old Covington Highway SW,
Lithonia, GA 30058

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In the 1950’s, it was miles away from the lights of Atlanta, today, you might as well call it Atlanta. However, back in 1956 the Highway 12 Drive-In was a nice drive-in that was owned by Storey Theatres out of Atlanta. The Highway 12 Drive-In parked 300 cars.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 19, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Open 1955-1961?

Need an address, more info and photos.

StanMalone
StanMalone on August 19, 2010 at 6:47 pm

I believe that this location was open into the late 60’s. My family moved to Atlanta in 1967 and I recall seeing ads for this place in the paper. Two things made them notable. One was that they were not part of the drive in ladder ad that Georgia Theatre and Storey used, but were individual ads for this site and another which I think was either the Hwy 54 or Hwy 85 Drive in. The other was that they were “Adults Only.” Atlanta had a lot of adult theatres in those days but most were downtown and all except these were indoor.

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 5, 2011 at 11:19 pm

7723 Old Covington Hwy SW, Lithonia, GA 30058

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. Old Covington Hwy was formerly known as Hwy 12. The drive-in footprint is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

Here is a 1968 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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