Weis Drive-In

US 25 & Phinizy Road,
Augusta, GA 30906

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 3, 2013 at 5:51 pm

talk of a big ampitheatre going there on that site, i don’t see it happening out there…

bcordy
bcordy on March 30, 2013 at 2:06 am

I grew up in this area. This site became a flea market by the 1990s.

jwmovies
jwmovies on January 3, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 2020 Phinizy Road.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 25, 2012 at 9:19 am

thanks japatters,great story.

japatters
japatters on February 24, 2012 at 1:26 am

Know those towering steel forms and the white Weis scipt over chocolate backround very well! First experience I remember at Weis drive-in was mom treating wee me and the family dog to our first drive-in movie. So excited but more cozy in the goose down pillows. Also remember finding myself on the abandoned space to snag a smooch (literally) with my college boyfriend between family visits. Looking up “Six Pack Annie” after this post…

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm

John Bugg, Projectionist told me this story, one night after closing, the manager, who John said was on “THE CRAZY SIDE"saw a car slip in.The manager went out on the lot to the car, fired a handgun in the air, scared the you know what out of three boys,hogged tied them in the back room of the concessionstand,until the movies ended. TRUE story,Can’t make this up, guys.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 13, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Playing August 15 1969,“GOODBYE COLUMBUS” and “THE DETECTIVE”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 11, 2011 at 9:37 am

How did miss “THE DEVIL’S RAIN” and “TERROR FROM THE CRYPT” on August 15 1975.“CRYPT"the much better film.Peter Cushing at his best.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 11, 2011 at 9:18 am

Movies that played at The Weis Drive-in.

Sept.24 1971 “SUMMER OF ‘42” and the “WILD BUNCH” what a double feature.

March 15 1974 a movie i hate, “BILLY JACK” and “FLAP”

Oct4 1974 “CAGED HEAT” and “HOT BOX”

August 29 1976 a cheapie that is also running down the street at the Weis Cinema,“INFRAMAN”.

Nov 24 1976 “JAWS” and “SPIDER INVASION” guess most folks left after the first feature.

July 14 1978 “MANITOU” and “DOMINO PRINCIPLE”

Jan 25 1980 “SCAVENGER HUNT” and probably the last time on a AUGUSTA Drive-in Screen “TELL THEM WILLIE BOY IS HERE” sorta another crazy double feature.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 8, 2011 at 9:37 pm

“wonder” sorry.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 8, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Looking over some old newspaper ads from 1968 and the WEIS Drive-in on the newspaper had written.“AMERICA’S FIRST DRIVE-IN with AIR CONDITION !”.June 1 1968.Just winder if it was a boost from a Theatre Manager.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 22, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Still nothing.in a not so nice part of town.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 1, 2011 at 7:12 pm

thanks.You are Doing My Drive-ins Now.

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm

U.S. 25 & Phinizy Rd, Augusta, GA 30906

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using present day imagery.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 5, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Now playing Weis Drive-in called Augusta’s Luxury Drive-in on June 6 1970, “LIBERATIION OF L.B. JONES” and “SLAVES”.

X -rated movies would play here with the Oscar Winners,“THE MINX” and “SUDDENLY A WOMAN” opens Dec.4 1970.

June 14 1968 odd pairing of “GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER” and “THE PROFESSIONALS”.

Dec 13 1974 “CLASS OF ‘44” and “SUMMER of '42”

August 7 1970 has “PAINT YOUR WAGON” and “THE APRIL FOOLS” showing.

August 17 1979 day and date with Columbia 1 and 2 Theatres,return of “STAR WARS” most are coming to see the trailer for “EMPIRE STRIKES BACK” which will play at GCC’s REGENCY MALL I.II.andIII.

May 8 1970 “OLIVER” and “THE WAR WAGON”.

August 9 1968 1st outdoor showing Elvis in"SPEEDWAY" and “DAY OF EVIL GUN”.

Just a few more movies.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 4, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Dec.22 1967 has the 1930 “DRACULA” with Bela Lugosi and the 1930 Boris Karloff “FRANKENSTIEN” playing.Advertised as the Un-cut versions!Very odd booking for the late sixties.We played both features on a Late Show at National Hills in the middle 70’s and did okay for two nights.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 31, 2010 at 3:52 pm

October 25 1974 “The Clint Eastwood” of North Carolina,He wishes,Earl Owensby.Millionaire with some movie equipment makes “CHALLENGE” Rated PG and naturally it plays the Drive-ins.Usually Weis Drive-in would play A product.This was D at best.Second Feature,a real action Star,Charles Bronson in “THE STONE KILLER”.

August 30 1975 after having runs at Weis Cinema and National Hills"ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH" hits the Weis Drive-in with James Caan in the second hit and MUCH BETTER film,“THE GAMBLER”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Drove by the old WEIS DRIVE-IN location.A church was suppose be built there,but nothing.It has been kept up such as grass cut and no trees growing everywhere.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 24, 2010 at 9:16 pm

It looks from what i can read on CT WEIS had “sister” DRive-in like this one here in Augusta in MACON and Savannah.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 11, 2010 at 8:12 pm

AS i said before,Before GEORGIA THEATRES GOT AHOLD OF IT.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 11, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Saw" Jeremiah Johnson"and there we actully put a couple of guys in the trunk. Guess everyone has. Saw “SERPICO” there and a little sleeper second hit “BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY” “RETURN OF THE DRAGON” and “FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH”. It was a great drive-in.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 5, 2010 at 7:59 pm

First outdoor showing “TRUE GRIT” i was there!!!!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 19, 2010 at 8:09 pm

After a nice run at the IMPERIAL, “UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT” opens at the WEIS DRIVE-in. Second feature “COME BACK CHARLESTON BLUE”.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 19, 2010 at 7:49 pm

HORROR CHILLERS!

FOR JUST $1.00 per person: BLOOD OF DRACULA’S CASTLE. HORROR OF DRACULA’S CASTLE, NIGHTMARE IN WAX,STING OF DEATH and HORRORS OF SPIDER ISLAND. First feature hits the screen at 8:15 and the last one comes on at 2:10 am. 5 horror movies. really a weak line up of Horror movies,but i bet the rentals were dirt cheap. April 5 1975.