Fox Drive-In

943 Pine Log Road,
Aiken, SC 29803

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Fox Drive-In

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The Fox Drive-In in Aiken was located about 20 miles from Augusta. It served this horse loving town well into the 1970’s as commercial real estate started to creep out towards the bomb plant.

Aiken also had the Park Drive-In, the Aiken Drive-In and the Tower Drive-In. The Fox Drive-In is the only one I remember seeing since I lived in Georgia and we wouldn’t be driving to Aiken for a movie.

The Fox Drive-In parked 600 cars and was owned by Consolidated Theatres, and finally by Stewart & Everett. It was a large drive-in.

In 1969 the Fox Drive-In had these two movies, "Mad Doctor of Blood Island" and "Blood Demon"
which were billed as, "the horror shows that have everything!" In September of 1960 the Fox Drive-In was playing "Cash McCall" and "Johnny Belinda".

Today a large shopping center is there. What else is new. However, well into the 1980’s while the screen was long gone, the concession/booth sat in search of a movie screen. And now its gone since another shopping center took that spot.

Contributed by Mike Rogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 11, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Bill Barkley would know something he is the retired projectionist that Nick and I know.He sends us little stories of area theatres and we put them on CT.Have A question?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 21, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Always like to add another movie,here is one, 1st Drive-in run in Augusta area,“PORTRAIT IN BLACK” Lana Turner and Sandra Dee. No second feature noted.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 4, 2011 at 7:06 pm

“EASY RIDER” and “HEAT OF THE NIGHT” playing June 19 1970.

“THE GRADUATE” one showing only on 08-24-69.

“HELLS ANGELS ON WHEELS” and GIRLS ON THE BEACH" July 7 1967.

Dec.25 1970 “ELVIS THAT’S THE WAY IT IS” and “IMPOSSIBLE YEARS”

May 8 1970 “MIDNIGHT COWBOY” Rated X. Just a few more movies to play the Fox Drive-in.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm

June 8 1957 has “MOHAWK”,“RED MOUNTAIN” and “THE FIRST TEXAN” showing.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 25, 2011 at 9:51 am

Monday, May 23 2011,the Aiken Standard has A full page feature article on Aiken’s Drive-ins with interview from Bill Barkley LONG time projectionist.Vol 145,No.143.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 943 Pine Log Rd. Now Rite Aid.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 22, 2013 at 5:15 am

yep. a whole shopping center there…

Jay Harvey
Jay Harvey on August 3, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Easy Rider & In the Heat of the Night, now that’s a great drive-in double bill! (for a change) lol

rubberduckie28
rubberduckie28 on March 15, 2014 at 5:05 am

I remember going there as a child in the 60’s. Hard to imagine it now but there was field partially surrounding the drive-in. Can’t remember for sure, but it was corn or cotton.

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