Howell's Drive-In

3430 Marietta Highway,
Canton, GA 30114

280 cars

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Howell’s Drive-In was owned by L.L. Howell, so there is no surprise on the name. The Howell Drive-In parked 280 cars.

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on July 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm

This suggestive bushy patch in the intersection looked more like a drive-in in older GE views:

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TLSLOEWS on July 2, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Yes it does Silicon Sam.

raymondstewart on July 2, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Parts of the Howell were still standing into the 80’s, but very overgrown. I never knew it to be operational going back into the 70’s.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 2, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Thanks raymondstewart for adding extra info.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 3, 2010 at 7:50 am

Open 1955-1975?

Open for sure in 1967.

An exact address would b helpful, need info, and photos.

jwmovies on October 13, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 3430 Marietta Highway.

rsmith on March 1, 2014 at 7:31 pm

If you look on the map to the left of the bushy patch (across highway 5) there are 2 buildings, the one to the south is the Howell home which seems to have been abandoned in the 1980s but is still standing & not in bad shape considering (you can see the garage roof has collapsed in the aerial photo)

rsmith on March 8, 2014 at 5:16 pm

BTW this was open at least as far back as August, 1950 because I found a partial playbill with that date (playing Cagney’s G Men (1935), Tobacco Road (1941) & Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949) among others)

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