Riverside Drive-In

3899 Arkwright Road,
Macon, GA 31210

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The Riverside Drive-In was open in the early-1960’s. One source said the Riverside Drive-In parked 500 cars and another said 800. Either number made it a large drive-in in Macon. In looking at an aerial when it was open it looks as though the 800 could be right. The Riverside Drive-In was operated by the Georgia Theatre Company. The drive-in lasted until the early-1980’s.

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cccmoviehouses on January 30, 2014 at 7:58 pm

The Riverside Drive-In was Macon’s newest, opening around 1962 with “The Great Escape”. It was owned by the Georgia Theater Company, this was and still is one of the nicest parts of Macon. Weekends were special here while in high school, the Riverside was were we would meet, we had certain rows we all parked on, what great times, GWTW!!

StanMalone on February 15, 2014 at 9:04 am

Nicest drive in setting I have ever been in. In the early 70’s we had to make the drive from school in Milledgeville to Macon for most of the first run movies. Sometimes there were more movies available than indoor screens and both the Riverside and Weis would get an occasional first run.

After my first visit to see a first run of Life And Times of Judge Roy Bean, I came back several times. They even ran triple features occasionally so I would make a night of it with a stop at Shanes Steak House on Riverside Drive, followed by a triple feature at the drive in and then on home to Atlanta for the weekend.

Oh to be young again.

jwmovies on September 8, 2016 at 11:47 pm

The approximate address for this drive in was 3899 Arkwright Rd, Macon, GA 31210. River Place Drive is where the entrance was located.

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