56 Drive-In Theatre, 1952, Swainsboro

swainsboro ga 56 drive in theatre marquee photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

This drive-in theatre on Highway 56 just outside Swainsboro was opened in 1952 by Tommy Bellamy, Sr. It operated until the 1970s when drive-ins all over the country were closing. Mr. Bellamy’s sons revived the theatre briefly in the late 1980s, but it didn’t stay open for long. This marquee stands as a reminder to a place full of memories for many local folk.

swainsboro ga 56 drive in ticket booth photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

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One response to “56 Drive-In Theatre, 1952, Swainsboro

  1. Louis

    Wish some investor would reopen drive ins around Warner Robins,GA Great fun at those places.

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