Waycross Drive-In

1715 Knight Avenue,
Waycross, GA 31501

300 cars

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Previously operated by: Georgia Theatre Company

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The Waycross Drive-In was opened in June 1950, and parked 300 cars. It was owned in 1956 by United Theatre Ent. It would later become a Georgia Theatre Company drive-in. It had been demolished by 1963.

Contributed by Mike Rogers

Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

rivest266 on December 3, 2010 at 4:52 pm

This drive-in opened on June 5th, 1953 on the Brunswick Highway by Georgia Theatre Company.
Grand opening ad is on this page at View link

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 24, 2010 at 10:30 am

Mike,I found a SKYLINE DRIVE-in in Waycross and tracked it the best i could.I wonder if it changed names like SO Many have and became the U.S. One Drive-in there?

NYozoner on February 8, 2011 at 7:50 am

@Mike Rivest: If you look closely at the entire page, there is a section to the left of the page which details the “re-opening program” for the Waycross Drive-In. This was the season opening ad, and not a grand opening. It’s not always easy to tell the difference, but I’ll bet they were open at least as early as 1952.

NYozoner on February 8, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Brunswick Hwy & S City Blvd, Waycross, GA 31501

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which was on the north side of Brunswick Hwy west of S City Blvd.

Here is a 1961 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

Historic aerial photos indicate this drive-in was open as early as 1950.

rivest266 on February 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I have another look at the newspaper, the oldest ad that I can find for it was on August 17th, 1950.

NYozoner on February 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I found Waycross Drive-In ads for May 1950. Also found ads in 1949-50 for a Skyline Drive-In in Waycross.

jwmovies on December 31, 2012 at 12:22 am

Now Anytime Fitness @ 1715 Knight Avenue.

zebulongrady on April 27, 2015 at 5:52 am

I have heard that the Waycross Holiday Inn sits on the site of a drive in theatre, but have nothing to back that up.

MichaelKilgore on June 7, 2019 at 7:44 am

Based on the June 24, 1950 issue of BoxOffice, the Waycross was a competitor to Georgia Theatre Company’s U.S. 1, and both were new that spring. I’m very curious about the Skyline that Mike Rogers and NYozoner found.

Anyway, here’s that BoxOffice note: “WAYCROSS, GA. – The new Waycross Drive-In erected by L. H. Holloway on the Brunswick highway near here recently was opened. Equipment includes in-car speakers. The open air theatre is being managed by Holloway.”

kennerado on April 3, 2020 at 8:18 pm

Closed by 1963, looks almost completely demolished in an aerial photo from that year.

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