Lakes Drive-In

4606 Hudson Drive,
Acworth, GA 30101

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Lakes Drive-In

In Acworth, Georgia, west of Atlanta and actually in Metro Atlanta, was the Lakes Drive-In. It was certainly well named because of all the man-made lakes in Acworth.

It was under construction in 1954 and opened in 1955, when it was operated by Cecil Hudson. It was closed in the 1960’s.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 13, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Open 1955-1961?

500 autos?

Need an address, more info, photos.

wmu81 on January 27, 2011 at 3:26 pm

It was located at Hudson Drive at Cove St per aerial photo at

Entrance off of Hudson Drive, bordered by Cove St & Wood St. Appears in the 1955 and 1960 photos but gone by 1972.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 28, 2011 at 12:59 am

thanks guys for adding the extra info.

jwmovies on October 18, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Judging by the 1955 photo, approx. address for this drive-in was 4980 Lakewood Drive. What is now Hudson was the entrance. What is now Cove was the rear of the theatre and the exit.

rickkienel on October 9, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Lakes Drive-in was owned by Cecil Hudson. Entrance was basically as detailed by jwmovies comment (Lakewood/Wood St/Hudson Dr intersection). Movie Screen paralleled and was adjacent to Hudson (dirt road at the time as was Cove St). Also, Mr. Hudson also ran the Legion Theater in downtown Acworth in the 1950s.

robboehm on November 25, 2022 at 8:35 pm

Found one reference to it as the Between the Lakes Drive-In. Uploaded a photo. Hudson preferred to be called “Red”. Sure beats Cecil.

Kenmore on November 25, 2022 at 9:58 pm

A closer address is 4606 Hudson Dr, Acworth, GA.

This is the entrance by the screen as seen in the 1955, 1956, and 1960 aerials. By 1968, the drive-in had been demolished where it was overgrown with trees by 1981.

By 1988, a housing edition was put in and today there is no trace of the drive-in.

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