Augusta Drive-In

Sand Bar Ferry Road & Lovers Lane,
Augusta, GA 30901

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 12, 2012 at 8:23 pm

thanks rivest 266..

rivest266
rivest266 on February 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm

This opened on June 6th, 1940 as Drive-In Theatre. I placed the grand opening ad as well as an aerial photo here.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 10, 2011 at 3:13 am

Good post ,Cajun.“MARTIN LUTHER” has a big ad in paper.It is also playing at Forest Hills drive-in.Admission was $1.13. three color cartoons.“Martin Luther” at the Augusta Drive-in.

Cajun
Cajun on May 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm

In the early 1950’s I talked my mom into taking me to a midnight double horror show at the Augusta Drive-In, my first ever. The features were two old 1930’s Universal horror re-releases, “The Raven” and “Dracula’s Daughter”. It rained through most of it. Why can I remember that in such detail, but I can’t remember what I went to the store for this morning?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 3, 2011 at 12:16 am

Well, June 8 1957 it was surprize night no titles listed in the paper!Show starts at Dusk.Always a cartoon.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 22, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Hey,It is still standing.too bad a person couldn’t visit it,but you could get Killed.Very bad section of Augusta.

jeterga
jeterga on March 22, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Here some aerial views.If you look real hard you can still see the screen.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 19, 2011 at 12:49 am

It is in such a bad part of Augusta I don’t drive over there,but at one time the screen or parts up it were up.Almost right on the River.

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 2, 2011 at 7:10 am

Sandbar Ferry Rd & Lovers Ln, Augusta, GA 30901

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is on the north side of Sandbar Ferry Rd between Courthland Dr and Faithhope St.

Here is a 1951 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 2, 2010 at 2:41 am

Welcome to CT,WHP I have tried to get every theatre,walk-in or Drive-in from Augusta on CT hope you enjoy the stories and are able to add much more.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on September 1, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Welcome to Cinema Treasures WHP.

Cajun
Cajun on September 1, 2010 at 9:17 pm

The Augusta Drive-In was the first and for many years the only drive-in. I believe it opened around 1940. When the hydrogen bomb plant was under construction and thousands of constuction workers moved in several more opened. I remember the Sky View, Highway One, Forest Hills, Hilltop, Cloverleaf among others. The Sky View was the most popular during my teen dating years and yes we did smuggle people in inside the car trunk.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2010 at 1:48 am

Tlsloews.Robin is back,Read her post at National Hills.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2010 at 1:12 am

Oh it is a very bad part of town,I really look out of place there,and I am afraid a cop will pull be over thinking I am looking for drugs,even though i would be innocent.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2010 at 1:11 am

I don’t even know where Nick is I sent him a letter.he would be your best bet.I posted a article at National Hills and hope Robin sees it,She must be having problems with her A.C. at home.I guees i could call her and tell her gang is worried.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 12:47 am

Oh come on Mike your a big guy you can handle it.LOL,Whats happened to Robin by the way?I have some more photos I just do not know how to post them, I can get someone to scan them and e-mail them back to me just do not know how to post them,any ideas? Maybe I could e-mail them to someone who can. Trying to get more info on my theatres as you know it takes some time,Check out Melrose Theatre I have some recent posts there,take it easy.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2010 at 12:11 am

Part of that large screen is STILL standing,but might get mugged if one stopped and took a picture.Very Bad part of Town.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 10, 2010 at 12:48 am

In fact I do have picture of what is left of the screen. NOT MUCH.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 10, 2010 at 12:48 am

I have some great ads if you can sweet talk Robin into putting them on. I sent quite a bit and Nick too,but like I said I don’t know what is with Nick. I know he has a aging father and a older aunt he takes care of. He has his hands full.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 19, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Augusta drive-in parked 315 cars and was owned by Augusta Drive-in Circuit. Don’t know how i left it off the header.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 16, 2010 at 10:36 pm

August 3 1953 NOW SHOWING MARTIN and LEWIS in “SCARED STIFF” second hit is “DENVER AND THE RIO GRANDE” color cartoon. free playground for the kids. {never heard of a Drive-in charging.} “SCARED STIFF” was the first outdoor showing.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 1, 2009 at 9:38 pm

WELL, IT IS 2009 AND YOU KNOW ? PART OF THAT OLD SCREEN IS STILL STANDING. I GUESS THE PEOPLE IN THE HOOD HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT WAS ARE EVEN CARE. AUGUSTA DRIVE-IN LASTED ABOUT 10 YEARS. ABOUT THE LIFE OF ALOT OF DRIVE-INS IN THOSE CARE FREE YEARS.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 1, 2009 at 9:37 pm

WELL, IT IS 2009 AND YOU KNOW ? PART OF THAT OLD SCREEN IS STILL STANDING. I GUESS THE PEOPLE IN THE HOOD HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT WAS ARE EVEN CARE. AUGUSTA DRIVE-IN LASTED ABOUT 10 YEARS. ABOUT THE LIFE OF ALOT OF DRIVE-INS IN THOSE CARE FREE YEARS.