Pete's Drive-In

2707 E. 1st Street,
Vidalia, GA 30474

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Located in the home of Vidalia onions, Pete’s Drive-In in south Georgia parked 350 cars, quite a few for a small town. 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

PLEASE CHANGE ADDRESS TO:

1st STREET & PETE PHILLIPS DRIVE

Perhaps Pete’s came from Pete Phillip?

Open 1960-1980?

SWEET ONIONS!

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
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
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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