Jet Drive-In

4229 Cusseta Road,
Columbus, GA 31903

375 cars

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Previously operated by: Martin Theatres

Previous Names: Jive Drive-In

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Jet Drive-In

Opened on June 6, 1952 with Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson in “What’s Buzzin' Cousin?”. the Jive Drive-In was an African-American drive-in, parking 375 cars and was equipped with 16mm projectors. In September 1952 it was taken over by the Martin Theatres chain and renamed Jet Srive-In. They equipped it with 35mm projectors. was one of the first to close. It was closed in the mid-1960’s.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 1, 2010 at 5:59 am



Open 1955?

Not open for sure in 1967.

Need a complete address or crossroad, more info and photos.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 1, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Bob, you can only hope someone from that area gets on CT that loves old theatres.I am on the other side of the state.

Adam on November 11, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I’ll try it find some info on it

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on November 11, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Address: Cusseta Road & Alpine Dr Columbus, GA 31903

I have it listed until 1965 and 1968 it was gone. Check the aerials out.

MichaelKilgore on April 11, 2022 at 8:27 am

The Exhibitor, Oct. 15, 1952: “Martin Theatres opened the Jet Drive-In, Columbus, Ga.”

50sSNIPES on August 9, 2022 at 2:10 pm

This negro drive-in was located a mile away from the Columbus Drive-In. The Jet Drive-In first opened as the Jive Drive-In on June 6, 1952, with an original capacity of 375 cars with films screened in both 16mm and 35mm film. The Jive name didn’t last long at all, and was renamed the Jet Drive-In in late September 1952.

After a five-year run, the Jet closed for the final time in 1957.

jwmovies on January 19, 2023 at 2:19 pm

This hard to find D/I has been located!

The entrance is now Columbus Complete Car Care @ 4150 Cusseta Rd, Columbus, GA 31903.

It is the neighborhood behind this. Alpine is the entrance, Swann is tbd exit.

Please update.

Kenmore on January 19, 2023 at 3:01 pm

4229 Cusseta Rd, Columbus, GA is the address of the Columbus Complete Car Care Center.

A 1955 aerial shows the drive-in intact, but it is difficult to tell which road is the entrance and exit since no ticket booth can be seen. However, the marquee is next to where the center stands today.

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