Forest Hills Drive-In

3314 Wrightsboro Road,
Augusta, GA 30909

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 20, 2013 at 9:04 pm

thanxs<BROADMAN family in Augusta owns or did own quite a few gas stations, now pumping money into downtown.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 3, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 3300 Wrightsboro Road.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 9, 2012 at 8:33 am

thanks rivest266.The screen stayed Boxed,guess scope flicks shot off into the night.Skyview widen their screen.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 19, 2012 at 8:43 am

This opened on April 15th, 1953. I uploaded the grand opening ad here.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 19, 2012 at 8:04 am

I uploaded an 1964 aerial of this drive-in as well as its neighbour, the Bon-Air DI

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 13, 2011 at 2:21 pm

More on Movies here, The above CYCLE Movies played June 13 1969 .

August 15 1969

“GUNS OF THE MAGNIFICENT 7” and “BUONA SERA”.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 13, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Movies that played Forest Hills.

June 1 1968 “IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT” and “MATCHLESS”

June 14 1968 “DEAD HEAT ON A MERRY GO ROUND'

Big Summer Five Hits “WILD ANGELS” “ANGELS FROM HELL”,“ MINI-SKIRT MOB”,“GLORY STOMPERS”,and “DEVIL’s ANGELS”.

July 4 1969 “SUPPORT YOU LOCAL GUNFIGHTER” and “SGT'O'FELLEL”.

JULY 26 1968 “BONNIE AND CLYDE” and “ST.Vallentine’s Day Massacre”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 2, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Love the Forest hills picture,thanks Ct.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 7, 2011 at 9:44 am

THe SKYVIEW DRIVE-in had one time one the largest Screens east of the Miss.According to a projectionist.It was six miles away in Downtown AUgusta.Forest Hills and Skyview both Georgia Theatres.I have a picture of the Skyview screen,need to get Nick to put it on.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 7, 2011 at 7:56 am

Nice photos posted by Alonzo,what a great screen tower.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 2, 2011 at 4:20 pm

“THE TRAIN” plays here.A great Lancaster Film along with “WORLD OF Henry Orient”. Strange double feature again.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 30, 2011 at 1:45 pm

And Right above it on a hill was the Bon Air Drive-in Theatre.Screen facing other direction.Thanks Alonzo,spent a lot of time there,wish i would thought to take pictures.

NYozoner
NYozoner on March 26, 2011 at 12:26 pm

@Alonzo: Thanks for posting those pics! What a great piece of drive-in history! Love the shot of the neon lit up on the back of the screen tower, from the days when the back of screens were a work of art!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 16, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Yeah,we have of bunch of them just like you,Tis.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 16, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Thanks for the stories Russell and Mike,always good to read the stories from old theatre managers.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Geez, Russell,I didn’t know you were that old even to remember Forest Hills.The Bon Air Drive-in was where Bowers and Bi-lo were built, two Drive-ins side by side,Almost a Twin.Bon-Air is on CT. I don’t even rembering it except as being closed and Pines growing up in the lot.

RussellSmeak
RussellSmeak on February 6, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Mike, I was reading all this, and it jogged a couple of old memories that pretty much mirrored a couple of yours! I remember my family going into the old Sky City..actually, I think it was first called Bowers, with Bi-Lo being beside it…and us kids would run over to the top of the hill overlooking Forest Hills, and WATCH a movie (couldn’t hear anything!). I do remember my family going to the drive-in and taking in a HUGE brown grocery bag of popcorn that we popped on the stove. I’m sure we took in our own drinks and candy as well. My Dad was military, so we didn’t have alot of money. Us kids would also go and play at the decent-sized playground that was just under the screen. And I think Forest Hills is where we saw “Planet of the Apes” when it came out…your post jogged that memory as well. Good stuff! I hated to see this place close up. And you’re right..the shopping center now is an absolute dump!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 1, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Glad you got the Bon-Air on.It has been years,but the last time i walked over to where the Screen was at the Bon-Air you could see where they cut the poles off.

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Wrightsboro Rd & Jackson Rd, Augusta, GA 30909

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1964 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 5, 2011 at 6:33 pm

John Wayne “THE GREEN BERETS” and “SAVAGE LAND” on June 27 1969.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 5, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Boardman Family still is in Augusta, These few movie I found playing at the Forest Hills.

August 9 1968 “PLANET OF THE APES” and “GUNFIGHT AT DODGE CITY”.

June 6 1970 “THE ARRANGEMENT” and “ON THE WAS TO THE CRUSADES I MET A GIRL WHO…”{what a title,never heard of the movie}.

“WILD WHEELS” and “BORN LOSERS” on Nov.28 1969.

Nov 7 1969 “TRUE GRIT” and “SHALAKO”

June 27 1970 Robert Deniro can lay claim to have made the Screen at Forest Hills in “BLOODY MAMA” and “KILLERS 3”.

That is all for now.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 21, 2010 at 2:52 pm

These movies played the Forest Hills Drive in.
“SAMSON AND DELALAH” “AND GOD CREATED WOMAN” “THE DEERSLAYER"
"SOME LIKE IT HOT” “RIDE LONESOME” “THE BELLBOY” “THE BIG NIGHT”“THE BURNING HILLS”“BACK TO GOD’S COUNTRY”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm

More 1960 movies at the Forest Hills,“THE BURNING HILLS” and “BACK TO GOD’S COUNTRY”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Now playing Sept.17 1960 “IT HAPPENED TO JANE” and “APACHE TERRITORY” they had a game called Play Lucky.10 sure winners,big cash jack pot and Horse shoe jackpot.