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Opened in 1951, the Clover-Leaf Drive-In was located in North Augusta, home of the huge atomic bomb site Savannah River Plant. The Clover-Leaf sold itself as, "The Drive-In on the New Super Highway to the H-Bomb Plant".
I never saw a film there but visited the site back in the late-1980’s. Part of the concession stand could still be seen, and the booth was almost like it was left when it closed in the early-1960’s.
The policy at the Clover-Leaf Drive-In was to play the main attraction twice. On March 7, 1953 they played "Annie Get Your Gun" at 6:30 and 10:15 and the second feature was, "Marine Raiders" starring Pat O'Brien. They also ran two color cartoons. Children were free, and adults were 50-cents.
The day I visited the old site I found hundreds of speaker poles that had been bulldozed off the lot, and trees had grown all around. I dragged one back because it had at least a 50 pound concrete base. I painted it red. I had some speakers from other drive-ins
so I rigged up the poles, hooked it up to my stereo, and sound actually came out.
The screen seemed to be a very nice size by looking at the base. The drive-in parked a whopping 776 cars making it one of the largest in the Augusta area. It was owned by the Georgia Theatre Company.
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