Pete's Drive-In

2707 E. 1st Street,
Vidalia, GA 30474

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Located in south Georgia in the home of Vidalia onions, the Davis Drive-In was opened by August 1948 and was located on what at that time was Lyons Road. It was operated by S.B. Davis and held 350 cars. By 1950 it had been renamed Pete’s Drive-In. Like so many south Georgia theatres it was run by Pal Amusement Company, located in Vidalia Georgia.

Interesting, the general manager and booker for Pal Amusement Company was Pete Brice. Wonder if that is where the name came from.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 26, 2010 at 8:54 am



Perhaps Pete’s came from Pete Phillip?

Open 1960-1980?


By my count only 45 Georgia Drive-Ins to go!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 26, 2010 at 11:48 am

Hey,Bob,My count is only a handful because I am getting mine out of my 1956 Motion Picture Almanac!

NYozoner on February 8, 2011 at 1:01 am

2707 East 1st Street, Vidalia, GA 30474

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by a Sears Hometown Store.

The drive-in is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

The address in the current heading is off by about ½ mile to the east.

rivest266 on March 18, 2012 at 10:50 am

The Sweet Onion Cinemas now stands on the site of this drive-in.

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