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Tiger Drive-In Theatre

Tiger Drive-In Theatre
2956 Old US Hwy 441 South

Sherryl Major, daughter of Bill and Louise Wilson who opened the Tiger Drive In Theatre April 1954, treasures her childhood memories (and her 1957 Corvette!)

When the Theater re-opened in 2004 this is how Sherryl described her memories of the Tiger Drive In:

“On the first of April, 1954… “is the beginning of the Ballad of Thunder Road, a hit movie of the 1950’s, because of its plot of running “moonshine” in the mountains which was North Georgia’s main industry at the time. It was also the date of another important event in Rabun County, GA. That was the day of the Grand Opening of the “Tiger Drive In,” in Tiger GA. on the land my Great Grandfather, Jesse Shirley, had won in a poker game from the Indians in 1816.