527 Sand Bar Ferry Road,
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The Drive-In opened on June 6, 1940 with Cary Grant in “His Girl Friday”. It was located on Sand Bar Ferry Road. Like the Skyview Drive-In, both were in the city limits in mainly urban areas.
Later, competition came from the beautiful Hilltop Drive-In which was right across the river in North Augusta. By 1955, it was known as the Augusta Drive-In and was operated by the Georgia Theatre Company. By 1956 it was closed.
In 1953 it played on a March night "Pick-up"
with Beverly Michaels and Hugo Haas. With a star studded cast like that is there anyway it could survive? The second feature was "Fighting Westerner" with Ann Sheridan. And of course there was a color cartoon. They showed the main feature at 6:30 and 9:46. The second feature played at 8:31 only.
I visited the lot years ago. It was so overgrown that I was afraid of snake bite, plus the hood where we were parked we worried if we would still have cars when we got back. You could still see part of the screen which was located close to the Savannah River.
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