Sunset Drive-In

U.S. 25 and Ross Road,
Brunswick, GA 31520

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Sunset Drive-In

Sunset Drive-In in Brunswick, Georgia was the city’s largest drive-in, parking 392 cars. It was opened prior to 1955, and was served by US 25 and state Highway 17, before I-95 ripped right into town. The Sunset Drive-In relied so much on vistors that it found it hard to compete for business in the off-season that it closed in the mid-1960’s. It was owned by J.M. Mann.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 14, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Open 1955-1980?

Open for sure in 1967.

Owned at one time be Georgia Theater Co. of Atlanta?

Anyone have an address, more info or photos?

NYozoner on February 2, 2011 at 3:13 am

U.S. 25 & Ross Rd, Brunswick, GA 31520

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

NYozoner on February 2, 2011 at 3:30 am

Here is a 1951 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on February 2, 2011 at 11:57 am

Wow, still visible today to some degree.

jwmovies on December 12, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Above address does not properly. It points to the southern intersection. The drive-in was at the northern end. Use 4145 Norwich Saint Exd (public works) to map. The outline is just south of this location.

MichaelKilgore on April 27, 2021 at 3:26 pm

Boxoffice, Jan. 18, 1960: “It is expected the Sunset Drive-In, Brunswick, will reopen Saturday (16) after having been closed due to a fire in the projection booth and concession stand.”

Boxoffice, Jan. 25, 1960: “S. O. Jenkins has reopened his Sunset Drive-In, Brunswick, Ga. It was closed for several weeks due to the effects of a damaging fire at the concessions stand”

Kenmore on April 27, 2021 at 8:43 pm

The remnants of the drive-in remained until at least 2010, but by 2013 a detention center had been constructed on the property. There are no traces of the drive-in remaining.

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