Movie Night at Tiger Drive In: Movies Made in Rabun

Event Date

Thursday, May 16, 2019
6:30pm - 11:00pm

Schedule

Dates & times for May 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Venue

Tiger Drive
2956 Old US Hwy. 441 S.
Tiger GA 30576

Rates

  • Admission: $10.00

For over 50 years, millions of viewers have seen Rabun County’s mountains, rivers, lakes, hiking trails, wild flowers and inspiring natural beauty in dozens of major feature films, TV shows, commercials, documentaries and more.

To see the list of all the movies filmed in Rabun County, go to www.explorerabun.com/film-and-video-wp_-in-the-movies/.

To commemorate the Bicentennial, the Tiger Drive In will be hosting a film festival on four Thursdays - one in May, June, July, and August. Before each showing there will be live Bluegrass music with a big BBQ Spread. Tickets for the events will include the music, food, and movie. All nights will feature a double feature airing The Foxfire Movie all four nights. Each night will have a different twist and fun, so check back often for details.

May 16 – Smokey and the Bandit – 1977 – Burt Reynolds, Sally Fields, Jerry Reed

Wealthy Texan Big Enos Burdette and his son Little Enos seek a trucker willing to bootleg Coors beer to Georgia for their refreshment; Big Enos has sponsored a racer in Atlanta’s Southern Classic and wants to celebrate in style when he wins. They find local legend Bo “Bandit” Darville at a rodeo at Lakewood Fairgrounds in Atlanta and offer him $80,000 to pick up 400 cases of Coors from Texarkana (the closest place it could be legally sold at that time), and bring it back to Atlanta in 28 hours. 

Foxfire – 1987 – Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, John Denver

Annie Nations and her husband Hector loved their life together in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but when Hector dies, Annie has to decide if she can handle the wilderness on her own.

June 20 – Great Locomotive Chase – 1956 – Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter

It’s the Civil War, and Union spy James J. Andrews is on a top-secret mission: to steal a Confederate train outside of Atlanta and take it back to Union territory in Tennessee, using it to sabotage and destroy Confederate supply routes along the way. 

Foxfire – 1987 – Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, John Denver. - See Description in above write-up.

July 18 – Foxfire – 1987 – Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, John Denver. - See Description in above write-up.

Deliverance – 1972 – Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty, Ronnie Cox

The film was a critical success, earning three Oscar nominations and five Golden Globe Award nominations. Widely acclaimed as a landmark picture, the film is noted for a music scene near the beginning, with one of the city men playing “Dueling Banjos” on guitar with a banjo-strumming country boy.

August 15 – Thunder Road – 1958 – Robert Mitchum

Korean War veteran Lucas Doolin (Robert Mitchum) works in the family moonshine business, delivering the illegal liquor his father distills to clandestine distribution points throughout the South in his souped-up hot rod. However, Lucas has more problems than evading the U.S. Treasury agents (“revenooers”), led by determined newcomer Troy Barrett (Gene Barry).

Foxfire – 1987 – Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, John Denver. -  See Description in above write-up.
 

To see the full list of all the events happening during the Bicentennial celebration year, go to www.ExploreRabun.com/Rabun200th/.


Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Concessions
  • Party Facilities
  • Public Restrooms
  • Restaurant on Site
Near Interstate Highway
  • 985
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible (Limited)