Hilltop Drive-In

802 E. Martintown Road,
North Augusta, SC 29841

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm

thanks.. was a pretty spot over looking downtown Augusta..

jwmovies on October 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Now Southern Wesleyan University. Approx. address for this drive-in was 802 East Martintown Road.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Still think all of these should listed under Augusta,too.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 24, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Ithink summer of 78.remembered as mentioned in older posts going there and walking over the old site before it was leveled.Found one old One sheet,“Catlow” and that was it.

Trey Simmons
Trey Simmons on June 19, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Does anyone know exactly when this one closed?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

More Movies that played here…

Nov.2 1960 “TIN STAR” and “PSYCHO”

June 25 1966 “PSYCHOPATH”



Sept 24 1971 “BEGUILED” and “RAID ON ROMMEL”


Off beat Don Knotts film ever to get an “M” rating ,“THE LOVE GOD” and second feature “CLAMBAKE” on July 4 1969.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 7, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I thought i had North Augusta on the Header,oh well it is across the river in South Carolina.

NYozoner on February 2, 2011 at 2:42 am

E Martintown Rd & E Buena Vista Ave, North Augusta, SC 29841

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which was actually in South Carolina across the river.

Here is a 1971 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 5, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Movies At the HILLTOP!

June 13 1971 another insane booking,“VANISHING POINT” and “CHANGE OF HABIT”.

Someone outta make a book about Drive-in Theatre DOUBLE FEATURES.

Little bit better here, “LITTLE BIG MAN” and “RIO LOBO”

“CABLE HOGUE” and “GOODGUYS and BAD GUYS”. Sept 11 1970

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 21, 2010 at 11:12 am

August 1 1977 now showing DAY AND DATE with MASTERS 4,“DAY OF THE ANIMALS” and at the HILLTOP only second hit is PAUL NEWMAN in “BUFFALO BILL AND THE INDIANS” a very strange double feature.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 27, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Yeah, It was a most beautiful Drive-in. I have a whole stack of Tickets never used from the HILLTOP.Found them the other day.Still has the string on them.

robinmitcham on July 24, 2010 at 9:51 pm

I know what you mean. I can’t help but think about the Hilltop every time I go over to North Augusta.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 24, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Saw the Office building there the other day and the Old Hilltop looked a lot prettier.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 21, 2010 at 5:59 pm


Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm

At the Hilltop in 1960 late summer.“THE BIG LAND” and “UNTAMED YOUTH”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 10, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Punky’s Ponies was a local business that let kids ride small ponies.They set up at the Hilltop one night for the “kiddies” I rode Punky’s ponies when I was a kid.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Sept 17 1960 Now showing “HELLER IN PINK TIGHTS” Anthony Quinn. “THE BLACK SCORPION” and third hit “LIL ABNER” Adults sixty cents Kids under 12 free.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 20, 2010 at 10:09 pm

KUNG-FU takes over the HILLTOP Drive-in with “DEADLY CHINA DOLL” and “NIGHTMARE HONEYMOON” ever wonder where these titles are today. This was Dec.17 1974.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 13, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Nick, you want a wild title for a horror movie? check out HENDERSONVILLE OUTDOOR CINEMA,last post.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Nick, I went in the booth and saw it.Wish i would have had a camera. Bill might have taken some other pictures beside the one Robin put on, Thanks for checking it out. I have you and TLsloews on it now,and Robin who is still into CT.

Nunzienick on May 12, 2010 at 11:48 pm

You’re right Mike. I didn’t post a comment about the Hilltop. Some great titles above….I love looking at them….they remind me of previews of coming attractions! I remember “Midnight Cowboy” and “Alice’s Restaurant” also played as a double feature in Tampa at various theatres once their first-run engagements played out. “Gone with the West”…..I’ve never heard of that one. Wonder if it even played the Tampa market. I love the horror titles! Mike do you really think Georgia Theatres would have stooped so low as to take an ax to the booth once they closed the theatre? If they did that’s pathetic.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm

I remember seeing “TALES FROM THE CRYPT” at the Imperial when the old box office lady at the MILLER wouldn’t let me in to see “THE GODFATHER” under age.Funny how you remember stuff. “ASYLUM” was another good feature.PG and scary, Not slashing parts off like they feel they have to do in today’s Horror films.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 19, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Nov. 1 1974,day before my birthday and the HILLTOP is playing an all night Horror Fest with: “TERROR IN THE WAX MUSEUM”, “ASYLUM”, “TALES FROM THE CRYPT"and "THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD” all rated PG. Starts at 7:00 pm.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 1, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Yeah, that was GEORGIA theatres policy. I love my state,BUT i HATE Georgia Theatres.

TLSLOEWS on March 1, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Mike LOEWS did the same thing when it closed to LOEWS CRESCENT they tore out the screen 45 footer it was and took all the projection equiptment somewhere else,but it was theirs.The last Manager there told me that they did not wanting someone else opening it back up,although MARTIN THEATRES did run it as THE CRESCENT for about 2 more years and shut down for good.Downtown theatres were on the way out.