Tonight I run earlier and finish my previous post.
Atlanta has a six-screen drive in, Starlight Six, located at 2000 Moreland Avenue, S/E. This is U. S. 23, or Ga. 42... the locals refer to it as "42 Highway." No more than three miles south of there, straight down 42 amidst the truck terminals of lovely Conley, Georgia 30027, is The Rio Vista, Atlanta's only remaining catfish restaurant of its type: these two are a perfect match for retro-freaks if ever such a thing existed!
A new from-the-ground-up drive-in has recently opened only 30 miles from my home. The Highway 17 Drive In Theatre is located at 2395 Bowman Highway in Dewy Rose, Georgia. Dewy Rose is a flyspeck town that consists of a church, its attendant cemetery, about eight houses clustered together, a post office (with several lo-o-ong rural routes), and now a drive-in theatre. Only five or so miles north of there is the town of Bowman, which is home to a fine Roadfoody eatery, The Berryman House, which is just up 17 and right at the four-way stop, across the tracks, past the church, and on a block or two on GA. 172 towards Hartwell.
Other remaining drive-in theatres in Georgia operate in Blue Ridge in the North Georgia mountains and in Jesup, clear across the state and not too far from Savannah. I have no knowledge of local eateries in these cities, though, so I must leave you with incomplete information.
For those of you who are interested in linking these two areas of interest, I can refer you to www.driveinmovie.com
for a complete listing of all the drive-in theatres virtually worldwide. There's even one is Moscow, Russia, although whether Roadfood as we think of it would exist there or not is pure conjecture.
I await Springtime in Monetta; it will be barbecue time for me.
Completingly, Ort. Carlton in Real-Estate-Is-Too-Expensive-Here-For-A-Drive-In-Theatre Athens, Georgia.
P. S. There are no operating drive-in theatres in Louisiana. Alas, one now must go to New Orleans to eat and not be sidetracked by such other distractions. The closest drive-in to The Crescent City appears to be the thriving Beverly in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.