HIWA Drive-In

1327 W. Jackson Street,
Thomasville, GA 31792

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Previously operated by: Interstate Enterprises

Architects: Prentiss Huddleston

Firms: Prentiss Huddleston & Associates

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HIWA Drive-In

The HIWA Drive-In was opened on April 30, 1948 with Penny Singleton in “Blondie Knows Best”. The screen tower building was the home office of Interstate Enterprises, a chain of theatres owned by Nat M. Williams. It also contained a projection equipment repair shop and a storage room for popcorn supplies. It was beautifully landscaped with rose gardens and a greenhouse.

It closed around 1979-1980 and was demolished for a shopping center. Mr. Williams lived in a sub-division he developed behind the drive in. The HIWA Drive-In got its revenge though. The shopping center that replaced it is vacant and unused.

Contributed by Larry Bearden

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Kenmore on April 29, 2015 at 1:52 pm

The approximate location is 1327 W Jackson St. There is no trace of the drive-in left. https://goo.gl/maps/huhCN

davidcoppock on February 10, 2023 at 3:39 am

Opened on 30th April 1948 with a cartoon(Fowl brawl) , a Disney cartoon(,K9 patrol), and “Blondie knows best

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