Rio Drive-In

1100 S. Hutchinson Avenue,
Adel, GA 31620

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Rio - Adel, GA

Built by owner-operator J.J. Parish, it opened in November of 1953 with a 200 car capacity. The Rio Drive-In featured a unique system of heating and cooling patrons cars from a central unit that pumped the treated air thru underground pipes to flexible hoses that fitted into each vehicle.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 18, 2018 at 2:33 am

Adel also had the 325-car Spardel Drive-In, opened by Stein Theatres in 1954. The name suggests that it was located north of Adel on the road to Sparks, a smaller town nearby.

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