2685 Metropolitan Parkway,
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Previously operated by: Dixie Drive-In Theatres
Previous Names: Parking Palace
The Parking Palace was opened in July 1936 and was the first drive-in theatre in Georgia. It was at the intersection of Stewart Avenue (now Metropolitan Parkway) and Cleveland Avenue. It was closed in 1942 due to wartime conditions. It refurbished and reopened as the Stewart Drive-In on May 25, 1949 with Rod Cameron in “Strike it Rich”. It was the sister theater to the Piedmont Drive-In. They both closed in the late-1960’s and were replaced with a K-Mart-like store called Arlans which did not last very long. The Arlans building is still standing and is anchored by a Kroger Citi Center.
Before it closed in 1967, you could see the huge screen as you drove along I-85.
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Here some photos
Thanks for the photo Alonzo.
Love the pictures.
Do you have any photos of the Fulton or Hanger theaters when they were in operation?
Great Pictures jeterga!!
Aerial from 1960, it was gone in 1968.
First listed as “Parking Palace” in July 1936 becoming the first drive-in in Georgia.
Closed down in 1942 due to the wartime ban on driving for pleasure. It was rebuilt and reopened on May 25th, 1949. Grand opening ad in the photo section. See Piedmont Avenue Drive-In for more information about the Parking Palaces.
Article: Stewart Avenue Drive-In opening article · Sun, May 22, 1949 – 47 · The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia) · Newspapers.com