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When we add information on a Drive-In, we link it to the city or drive-in name below. If there is a link to information, the city or drive-in name will be underlined. Note: SC Drive-Ins currently in operation have external links.

We have also posted Special Features related to South Carolina's Drive-Ins:

Charleston Area Drive-Ins With a list and description of Drive-In Theaters serving the Greater Charleston Area

Interview with Mr. M.C. Burnett: Mr. Burnett managed several Charleston Area drive-ins.

City

  Drive-In Opened Closed
Anderson   Fox Drive-In    
    Skyway Drive-In    
    Highway 29 Drive-In    
    Viking Outdoor Cinema    
Aiken   Fox Drive-In, Stewart & Everett FDY 1965    
    Aiken Drive-In, Riley Theaters, 1950-1964    

Andrews

  Name Unknown - Abrams Brothers Drive-In    

Barnwell

  South Hill Drive-In    
Beaufort   Highway 21 Drive-In - OPEN - Click Here for their web stie    
    Royal Drive-In on Ribaut Road, an area that is now in the city limits of Port Royal, SC owned and operated by the Sutcliffe family, I believe from the mid-1950's through the late 1960's. It included a large playground that the kids were crazy about. Contributed by Joe Lawson, Irmo, SC
   
    Greenlawn Drive-In (opened in 1949 - closed about 1974)    
Bennettsville
  By Pass Drive-In    
    Star-Lite Drive-In (Hwy 15A - near Beauty Spot Court)    
    Bonds Auto Theater    
Camden
  Sky-Vue Drive-In - Owned by Mr. T. Lee Little    
Charleston   St. Andrew's Drive-In - owned by L.H. Ayers
1949
1954
    Magnolia Drive-In, 1450 Savannah Highway
1950
1977
    4-Mile Drive-In, "First theater in Charleston to give away a free TV set" (1955)
1950
1957
Chester   Chester Drive-In    
Cheraw   Variety Drive-In    
Clover   York Clover Drive-In    
Columbia   Alice Drive-In    
    Alta-Vista Drive-In    
    Beltline Drive-In, Sunset Drive    
    North 1 Drive-In    
    Skyway Drive-In beside the Fairgrounds    
    Starlite Drive-In at Ft. Jackson Blvd and Devine St.    
    Sunset Drive-In, River Drive at Clement Road    
    Terrace Drive-In    
    Twilight Drive-In    
Conway   501 Drive-In    
Dillon
  301 Drive-In    
Easley   Easley Drive-In SC Hwy 8 (300 cars)  1947  1975
Elloree   Elloree Drive-In - owned and operated by H.H. Felder    
Erhardt   Name Unknown - Green Family Drive-In    
Florence   Palmetto Drive-In    
    Circle Drive-In See our feature on this Drive-In    
Georgetown   Carolina Drive-In - Abrams Brothers Drive-In    
Gloverville   Valley Drive-In    
Greenville   Augusta Road Drive-In    
    Belmont Drive-In    
    Cedar Lane Drive-In    
    Skyland Drive-In - Poinsett Highway between Greenville and Travelers Rest    
    White Horse Drive-In    
Greenwood   Mighty Auto Drive-In - 3109 Hwy 25 S OPEN Click Here for their web site  1945  
Greer   Greer Drive-In    
    King Cotton Drive-In    
Hardeeville   South 17 Drive-In - Greene Family Drive-In (Bill and Dolly Greene)  1950 c1955
Hartsville   Terrace View Drive-In    
Holly Hill   Holly Hill Drive-In - owned by L.H. Ayers  1947  
Inman   Moonlite Drive-In    
Jackson   Name Unknown Drive-In    
Kershaw   General Kershaw Drive-In    
Kingstree   Kingstree Drive-In    
    Earl's Drive-In - Hemingway Highway    
Lake City   East Main Drive-In - Johnsonville Hwy    
Lancaster   Motor In Drive-In    
    Town View Drive-In    
Laurens   Eppron Drive-In    
Lexington   #1 Drive-In    
  Ray's Drive-In    
Moncks Corner   Berkeley Drive-In - Highway 52 - W.T. Friddell, owner  1950  1974
    Swamp Fox Drive-In - formerly the Berkeley Drive-In - Consolidated Theaters  1974 1986
Monetta   Monetta Drive-In "The Big Mo" - OPEN - Click Here for their web stie    
Mount Pleasant   Seabreeze Drive-In - Coleman Blvd at Cliffwood Drive
1951
1957
Myrtle Beach   Flamingo Drive-In, Kings Highway North    
    Myrtle Drive-In, Kings Highway South    
Newberry   Clover Leaf Drive-In    
New Ellenton   Skyline Drive-In - Green Family Drive-In    
North Augusta   Hilltop Drive-In (near the river and Gordan Highway)    
North Charleston   Victory Downs Drive-In - 1st Drive-In in Charleston area
 1945
1949
    North 52 Drive-In - Formerly the Victory Downs Drive-In
1949
1987
    Port Drive-In (Hwy 52 at Miller's)
1970
1986
    Flamingo Drive-In (Hwy 52, near the North 52 Drive-In)
1950
1968
    Gateway Drive-In (Hwy 52, 1/2 mile north of Ashley Phosphate Rd)
 1968
 1979
Orangeburg   Orangeburg Drive-In - 2033 Rowesville Rd    
    Bon-Air Drive-In - 1630 Ninety-Six Highway    
Pamplico   Unknown Name Drive-In    
Ridgeland   Ridgeland Drive-In (operated by the Greene family in the 1950's)    
Rock Hill   Fort Roc Drive-In - Highway 21 North    
    Auto Drive-In - northwest corner of Ebinport and Cherry Road    
    Rock Hill Drive-In - East Main Street about a mile out of town    
Salter's Depot   Name Unknown Drive-In    
Seneca   Fox Drive-In    
Spartanburg   Camelot Drive-In    
    Circle South 29 Drive-In    
    Pine Street Extension Drive-In    
    Thunderbird Drive-In    
    West View Drive-In    
St George   Name Unknown - Green Family Drive-In    
Summerville   Summerville Drive-In - owned by L.H. Ayers
1948
1956
Sumter   New Skyvue Drive-In    
Taylors   Belmont Drive In (located between Greer and Greenville)
   
Travelers Rest   Blue Ridge Drive-In    
Union   Sunset Drive-In    
Walterboro   Walterboro Drive-In    
West Columbia   Hall's Drive-In Theatre (U.S. Highway 1)    
Williston   Nu Era Drive-In    
Winnsboro   Winn-Ridge Drive-In    
Yemasee   Name Unknown - Green Family Drive-In    
         
         
         
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