Candler Drive-In

SE Broad Street & Theater Drive,
Metter, GA 30439

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Candler Drive-In was located in the South Georgia town of Metter and was opened April 2, 1953 with “The Scarlet Angel”. It parked 300 cars and was one of two drive-ins in Metter. The Candler Drive-in was owned by Dixie Amusement located in Swainsboro, Georgia.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 3, 2010 at 5:44 am

Open 1955-1980?

Open for sure in 1967.

Need an address, more info, and photos.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on October 17, 2010 at 6:00 pm

It was on East Broad Street. Here are the coordinates: 32.395472,-82.047175

NYozoner on February 6, 2011 at 5:10 am

SE Broad St & Theater Dr, Metter, GA 30439

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by Metter Mini Storage.

Here is a USGS topo map which notes the location of the drive-in, courtesy of

jwmovies on September 13, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Approx. location for this drive-in was around 970 E. Broad St.

swamp30439 on September 6, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Hi all I also went to this drive-in well I live in
Metter Ga. the family who run the drive-in
live in the screen one of my best friends dated their
daughter also in 1974 it was used in a movie called
“Buster and Billie” staring Jan-Michael Vincent, Joan
Goodfellow, and Robert Englund. Had fun there.

swamp30439 on September 13, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Hi all I have loaded four photos of the Candler Drive-In and two are articles on the opening of the Drive-In.

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