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Georgia Drive-ins

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Starlight Six Drive-in
Atlanta, GA

The Starlight Six Drive-in is the last drive-in operating in Atlanta. It opened in 1949 as a single screen. Around 1953, a second screen was built. In the 1980s, another four screens were added making for the name change to Starlight Six. The sign was thought to be the original until February when a truck crashed into it. A nearly identical sign, made of wood and asbestos sheeting, was discovered encased inside the present sign. This concealed sign is about 50 feet tall. The larger, 71 foot tall steel sign surrounding it was built in 1952. It was originally painted sea foam green and sunshine yellow. In the 1980s, the sign was repainted in the beige and brown color scheme that remains today. Other than the color change, the only modifications to the sign have been to its lettering to reflect the increase in the number of screens. The 19 orange and yellow stars which levitate off the side of the sign still blink on and off in two part animation. The owner plans to have the sign stripped and repainted the original colors within the next couple years. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More Georgia Drive-ins:
The Swan Drive-in (Blue Ridge)
Jesup Twin Drive-in (Jesup)
various cities

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