Jesup Drive-In

3686 Savannah Highway,
Jesup, GA 31545

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Jesup Drive-In

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The Jesup Drive-In opened in 1948 as a single screen theater. The drive-in closed for a few years in the 1960’s and remained closed until 1970 when it re-opened as the Jesup Twin Drive-In adding a second screen to the 11-acre theater.

In February 2012 it was taken over by new operators, and in September 2012 it was equipped with a Christie CP2230 digital projector for Screen One, and renamed Jesup Drive-In.

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AndrewBarrett
AndrewBarrett on February 20, 2008 at 1:55 am

According to Bowers' “Encylopedia” pg. 551, there was a “Strand” theatre in Jesup with a Reproduco organ made by the Operators Piano Co. I could not find a page for the Strand so I am putting this here for the time being.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 26, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I HAD HEARD THIS TWIN WAS STILL OPEN. IN 1956, JESSUP HAD THE FAMILY DRIVE IN THAT PARKED 300 CARS AND WAS OWNED BY W.P. REGGINS. THIS MUST BE THE SAME DRIVE IN?

DavidSimpson
DavidSimpson on November 27, 2011 at 12:42 am

In September 2011 the cinema was closed “temporarily for construction; reopening spring 2012”, according to the sign (see my photograph).

rigginsw3
rigginsw3 on April 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm

The original Drive In was the “Family Drive In” built by Ward P. Riggins Sr. who also owned and built the Strand Threater downtown, in the middle of Jesup. We are working on a history of the two theaters.

rigginsw3
rigginsw3 on May 20, 2012 at 10:10 am

Jesup Drive In Theater has re-opened with new owners, Ralph and Jamie Hickox. They are restoring the theater back to the 50’s theme as a historical landmark. www.jesupdrivein.com, FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jesup-Drive-In/220236301412224

This is possibly the oldest Drive-In in Georgia founded in 1948. Any old photos or historical information would be appreciated.

rigginsw3
rigginsw3 on September 25, 2012 at 9:00 am

This drive-in has changed ownership and changed it name to the Jesup Drive-In Theater. Please change the listing. This drive-in is the oldest “living” drive-in in Georgia and one of only four remaining in the state. They just added a digital movie projector to screen one. They have a new web site that will go “live” any day now: http://www.jesupdrivein.dreamhosters.com/

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