Dixie Drive-In

2320 Emery Highway E,
Macon, GA 31217

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Previously operated by: Dixie Drive-In Theatres

Previous Names: Camp Wheeler Road Drive-In

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Dixie Drive-In

Macon had a Dixie Drive-In to serve this middle Georgia city. Located on Camp Wheeler Road (today renamed Emery Highway). It opened as the Camp Wheeler Road Drive-In on March 13, 1942 with Barbara Stanwyck in “The Mad Miss Manton”. It parked 327-cars. It was renamed Dixie Drive-In in 1949 and was owned by Harris Robinson of Dixie Drive-In Theatres, and later by Macon Drive-In Circuit. It was closed in late-December 1977.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 16, 2010 at 10:52 am

I think in the middle to late 60’s Albert Weis,theatre owner in Savannah built several outdoor screens in Georgia, I think Macon might have had one,but i don’t have that info.Hopefully,someone else will.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 20, 2010 at 7:08 am

Open from 1955-1975?

I know it was open in 1967.

Also owned by Dixie Drive-Ins?

Macon reminds the Chief of the USS Macon. An aircraft carrier that carried 5 biplanes. It was commisioned 23 June 1933. The ship was named for the city of Macon, Georgia. Click on the link, your in for a surprise!


Chief Jensen

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 28, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Great shot of a zepplin and NYC.Thanks for your service to our country Bob.

cccmoviehouses on July 12, 2012 at 11:13 am

Macon did have a Weis Drive In, please refer to the 41 Drive In for details.

TomMc11 on September 7, 2017 at 11:33 am

Call me crazy but I’m not coming up with anything at the above address on Google or Historic Aerials…Old Jefferson Road does not appear to exist in Macon, GA

MichaelKilgore on April 8, 2021 at 7:36 pm

Boxoffice, Oct. 27, 1956: “The marquee and office building of the Dixie Drive-In on the Jeffersonville road were destroyed by fire during a driving rain. Loss was estimated at from $4,000 to $5,000. The frame office structure, located between the two neon signs advertising the attraction at the theatre, as well as the signs, were almost consumed before the deputies could reach the scene. The flames cut power lines into the drive-in disrupting the picture and blacking out the theatre. The theatre manager was quoted as saying the fire evidently started from faulty wiring in the attic of the building. The building had been remodeled only recently at a cost of $2,000.”

rivest266 on April 20, 2022 at 12:32 pm

This opened on March 13th, 1942, as Drive-In theatre and renamed Dixie Drive-In 1949 to avoid confusion with the other two drive-ins that opened in that year.

50sSNIPES on May 6, 2022 at 3:01 pm

Closed In Late December 1977.

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