Motor View Drive-In

1459 Eisenhower Parkway,
Macon, GA 31206

275 cars

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Previous Names: Moto VueTheatre

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Motor View Drive-In

The Moto Vue Theatre was opened by H.P. Rhodes on December 14, 1951 with Dick Powell in “Station West” & Johnny Weissmuller in “Tarzan’s Desert Mystery”. The Motor View Drive-In is the smallest and most forgotten of the five drive-ins in Macon. The Motor View Drive-In parked 275 cars in this middle Georgia city and sadly was one of the first to close when Television hit.

In 1956 it was family friendly with good bill of Westerns, so popular in the South.

It was owned by Motor View Drive-In Theatres in Macon. It was closed in 1965.

Contributed by MikeRogers

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

NYozoner on February 5, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I found seven drive-ins for Macon using 1954 aerial photos. haven’t figured out which ones went by which names yet for four out of the seven. Will have to make a few calls to local history people to help sort it out.

cccmoviehouses on June 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Macon had 6 Drive-in theaters:

The 41 Drive-in, The Houston, The Dixie,
The Moto-Vue, and the two newest were The Weis and the Riverside Drive-in. I am not familiar with the Starlight or the Southside.

cccmoviehouses on July 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I don’t have an exact address for the Motor-Vue Drive-in, however it was located on Eisenhower Parkway close to the intersection with Pio NoNo Ave, the lst Kmart in Macon was build either on the site or next to it. The back of the Westgate Theatres would be about where you would have entered the Drive-in off Eisenhower Parkway.

jwmovies on October 26, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 2801 Pio Nono Avenue.

kirk_arnold on March 2, 2014 at 9:42 pm

The actual address today is 1459 Eisenhower Pkwy
Macon, GA 31206 it is where the current Suburban lodge of Macon is located. Behind old Kmart now Kinders furniture. it was called Moto-Vue Theatre

kirk_arnold on March 2, 2014 at 9:45 pm

You can see the rings for the drive in here

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on March 3, 2014 at 4:31 am

I uploaded the photo…Thanks kirk_arnold

rivest266 on April 20, 2022 at 1:12 pm

This opened on December 14th, 1951, as the Moto Vue Theatre. Grand opening ad posted.

50sSNIPES on May 6, 2022 at 12:14 pm

Opened with “Station West” and “Tarzan’s Desert Mystery” along with the 1948 Donald Duck cartoon “The Trial of Donald Duck”.

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