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14 screens now…
was talking to one of the remainging projectionist and he told me something i don’t think i knew. National Hills was suppose to be a Dimension 35 theatre.
i was talking to friend whose dad ran movies down the street at the Imperial;he loaned several of his nice one sheets to Joe Goode[owner]for pictures playing and never got a single one back…Guess JOe never used NSS.
Had the Cherokee Theatre on CT,but no longer see it here.
200 cars as mentioned above,owned by G.O. Thompson in the late Fifties..
funny how 20 plexes rate as a cinema treasure when they are main reason for the end of the good days of the theatre biz..
Drove by there a few months ago,,Screen is still standing…
thanks for the ad….
Yeah, Carmike was good at closing theatres,plus REgal opened a small 8 plex outside the Aiken Mall, John.
last i heard the whole theatre maybe torn down, might already be,for a road i think…
thanks again, lauren..
thanks LAUREN.wish i could get some info on the Drive-in there..
thanks Henry,these old stories are great on here..
finally located another old employee Donna Glass,told me the story how she ran into a door there and got stiches in her head,,,sounds like the old days,we played hard, but the moviegoer always came first,with ushers and doormen, those long gone.sadly.
Still running second run, with digital taking over thought she might close…
YEs, Nick these are nice shots I couldn’t even locate,would like to get more info on the Black theatres,but hard to track alot of info..
and that is a crying shame, the two major Augusta papers hardly even carried the LENOX THEATRE,which was a very nice theatre,pity folks couldn’t get along…
nice looking theatre,watch out for cars for sure….
The old Elk drive in held 300 cars and was owned in 1956 by G.Simmons.
I have a SURREY DRIVE-in located in this city in 1956….parking 392 cars and owned by GAYLAND AMUSEMENTS…
I have a LIONS DRIVE-in in this city in 1956 parking 350 cars owned by LIONS DRIVE-In Co.
in 1956 it parked 320 cars and was owned by F.P.C.C.
in 1956 i have it parking 639 cars and was owned by THEATRE AGENCIEs.