Georgia Drive-ins

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Starlight Six Drive-in
Atlanta, GA
2007: 2010:
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 from "Twin Drive-in" to the "Starlight Six Drive-in". 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. The only modification to the sign was the change in 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. In 2019, the sign was painted white and blue and the "Six" was removed. It is now known as the "Starlight Drive-in." For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Jesup Drive-in
Jesup, GA
The Jesup Drive-in opened in 1948 as a single-screen theatre. It closed in the 1960s and reopened in 1970s as the Jesup Twin Drive-in. When digital equipment was added in 2012, the new owners renamed it the Jesup Drive-in again. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Swan Drive-in
Blue Ridge, GA
The Swan Drive-in opened in 1955 and is still operating. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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