Claxton Drive-In

N. Duval Street and E. Long Street,
Claxton, GA 30417

175 cars

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Previously operated by: Tos Theaters

Previous Names: Tos Drive-In

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Claxton Drive-In

Opened around 1950, the Tos Drive-In in Claxton, Georgia was served by US 25 and state Highway 280. This South Georgia drive-in parked 175 cars and was owned by Tos Inc. Tos Theatres were located in Claxton, Georgia. They ran four theatres in Georgia, and S.G. Tos was the owner. It was later renamed Claxton Drive-In and closed around 1987.

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Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

TLSLOEWS on July 2, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Sams the Man Mike.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 2, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Man,it is amazing how he does this.he must have worked for the C.I.A.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm

That could be the Tos Drive-In, which I could find more info on. It was open for sure in 1967, held 200 cars, in 2004 it was sold to Doval Properties LLC.

Claxton Drive-In was open 1955-1985?

It could be the same drive-in and had different names, did Claxton have two drive-ins?

Does anyone have the correct address to put at the top, more info or photos?

NYozoner on February 2, 2011 at 4:18 pm

N Duval St & E Long St, Claxton, GA 30417

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

jwmovies on September 21, 2012 at 1:35 am

Approx. address was 324 N. Duval St.

swamp30439 on September 11, 2013 at 3:20 am

Hi all I found a YouTube video on this drive-in I hope this helps

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on September 11, 2013 at 3:40 am

And how about sharing the link to the video?

Jay Harvey
Jay Harvey on September 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Watching the you tube video was kinda sad, so many abandoned drive ins across america, a happy place for so many people decades ago, now they just sit there lonely, waiting for an audience that will never come.

swamp30439 on September 13, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Hi all sorry about the youtube link I was a little tired when I found it I did add two photos of the drive in

MichaelKilgore on June 27, 2021 at 11:59 am

The little Claxton Drive-In made its first appearance in the Theatre Catalog in the 1950-51 edition, capacity 175 cars, owner S. G. Tos. By 1961, its subscription to Boxoffice magazine was addressed to “Tos Drive-In / Claxton, Ga.”

The Motion Picture Almanac also listed “Drive-In” under Claxton, eventually changing it to Tos Drive-In and bumping up the capacity to 200. The MPA continued to include the Tos through its final drive-in list in the 1988 edition.

Savino G. Tos died Jan. 30, 1966. According to his obituary in the March 7 Boxoffice, the Italian immigrant moved to Claxton in 1910 to open a bakery which featured “the world-famed Claxton fruit cake” which he originated. Tos opened a theater in Claxton, added others in Reidsville, Collins and Pembroke, and sold the bakery. The obit didn’t mention the drive-in, but we know it was there.

After Tos died, son-in-law Furber Mincey took over the small circuit until he passed away in December 1976. According to the MPA’s annual circuit list, Gil T. Mincey took over the four-theater Tos group, which faded to just the two Claxton theaters beofre the MPA dropped it in 1987.

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