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Special Feature on Drive-Ins in South Carolina

South 17 Drive-In Theatre
Hardeeville, South Carolina

Our friend Bill Greene shared this recently discovered and rare movie poster from 1950. The South 17 Drive-In was operated by Bill's parents William (Bill) and Dolly Greene. The Greene family operated several single screen theaters and drive-ins in South Carolina. See more about the Greene family CLICK HERE.

South 17 Drive-In - September, 1950 Click to Enlarge

South 17 Drive-In - September, 1950 Click to Enlarge

South 17 Drive-In - September, 1950 Click to Enlarge


Alta-Vista Drive-In Theatre
Columbia, South Carolina

Thanks to KC Carson for telling us about this drive-in. If you have any informtaion about it we would love to hear from you. Email Us Here


Skyway Drive-In Theatre
Columbia, South Carolina

Located by the Columbia Fairgrounds, there is more about this drive-in at the website Columbia Closings. CLICK HERE

 

Nu-Era Drive-In
Williston, South Carolina

Karen, a recent visitor to this site, just emailed a photograph of a poster from the Nu-Era Drive-In in Williston. The films being shown date from 1940 to 1952. The first year after these film's release dates with a Monday falling on May 19th is 1958. That is likely the year this poster was used.

There is a Facebook page called "You're from Williston if..."

Thanks, Karen.


Rock Hill Drive-In Theatre
Rock Hill, South Carolina

Thanks to Robert Ratterree, Sr. for the photograph of the Rock Hill Drive-In and the wonderful memory he has of it.

"The Rock Hill Drive-In was located on the East side of Rock Hill about a mile out East Main Street. This theatre showed a lot of kinda shady things from time to time and we heard that it was showing the birth of a baby. Well, we rounded up all the troops and got a car load of young kids off to see the Wizard and something we had never seen. We went, and we did see the special feature of the birth of a baby. You talk about a grossed out car load of young'uns leaving a drive-in. To this day, every time I hear about a birth, I think of that drive in. Some memories just stick with you."

Robert W. Ratterree Sr.

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Hall's Drive-In Theatre
West Columbia, South Carolina

Thanks to KC Carson for telling us about this drive-in. If you have any informtaion about it we would love to hear from you. Email Us Here

The two movies mentioned are "Twilight People" made in 1973, and "Murphy's War" made in 1971. So, Hall's Drive-In Theatre was active around this time. We would like to know when it opened and closed.

Update:April 27, 2012
From a recent visitor to our site:

I distinctly recall seeing "The Island of Doctor Moreau" there, and since it was released July 1977, that puts the theater open through 1977, more likely as late as 1978.

I know the space was being used as a flea market, and I think they were doing that at the same time they showed films, near the end of its theater life.

For a fact, "The Island of Doctor Moreau" played there, regardless. I'm pretty sure it was no longer a theater by 1984, in every instance.

Thanks for your site! I could only remember "that drive-in, near the old grocery store, on Augusta Road where I saw The Island of Doctor Moreau.". Now I have a name! Excellent.


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