- Beaufort / Burton (Beaufort County) South Carolina
Plaza 21 Drive-in Theatre: 843-846-4500
located at 55 Parker Drive (on Highway 21 North)
The Plaza's screen has been lit since 1978. Their
picture show has a capacity for up to 500 cars and
runs year-round, as in: 365 nites a year, give or take a
Hurricane or two, or any severely inclement weather.
Their usual format is: screening double features on
the weekends and single features during the week,
plus triples on occasion. Audio: classic speakers.
- Greenwood (Greenwood County) South Carolina
Auto Drive-in Theatre:
located at 3109 Highway 25 South
The old Auto Theatre had been dark for 16 years when
Marty & Marsha lit it up again during the last summer
of the last year of the last Century (on June 30th) with
Wild Wild West. The last couple that had leased the
property before them, Pete and Betty, ran the picture
show for 32 years (there are still folks in Greenwood
who will tell you about Pete's famous hotdogs!); and
it'd been up&running for several seasons before Pete
and Betty started, back in the summer of '55. The most
recent couple to rent and run the premises turned the
light out over the picture after a run of three months,
and the old screen remained dark through Season 2K.
- Lake City (Florence County) South Carolina
East Main Drive-In Theatre:
located on the Johnsonville Highway
- Monetta (Aiken County) South Carolina
Monetta Drive-in Theatre: 803-685-7949 MAP
midway between Columbia (SC) and Augusta (GA);
7 miles from I-20 (exit 33), on Historic U.S. 1
The Monetta Drive-in saw first light on April 26th, 1951,
when its screen was lit with 100 minutes of Technicolor
called Nancy Goes to Rio .. a musical comedy featuring
Ann Sothern, Barry Sullivan, and Carmen Miranda - her
19th film (she would only make one more film after this:
Scared Stiff, before her untimely death at the age of 46).
Oddly enough, the screen that was baptised with a Carmen
Miranda film was itself facing certain death at age 46 .. but
was rescued in the spring of 1998 - after 13 years of neglect,
and restored by Richard and Lisa Boaz .. to re-open in 1999.
The revived Monetta Drive-in is now open Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday nights only; occasionally seven nights a week
during special promotions, and for certain movie premiers.
They also feature Trivia Contests during the intermissions
(you can win free food at the snackbar and other prizes).
Their season runs March thru November; in season the big
screen is lit with double features. Audio: FM (94.3) radio.
Admission: $5 for adults (ages 12&up); 11 & under free.