Tower Drive-In

1901 Whiskey Road,
Aiken, SC 29803

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Tower Drive-In

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The Tower Drive-In in Aiken was a location that didn’t last long. Did these owners think Aiken could support so many screens? Granted, the bomb plant was in full swing, but so many drive-ins!

The Tower Drive-In was located on Whiskey Road almost to New Ellenton, S.C. It was one of the few drive-ins in the Augusta area that I never went to!

It was a pretty good size lot parking 350 cars and was owned in 1956 by Consolidated Theatres. Consolidated was located in Charlotte.

Contributed by Bill Barkley

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 13, 2009 at 2:26 am

Bill was right while the Bomb plant was in full swing; Drive ins sprang up everywhere in Aiken County.Only to have a short life span.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 3, 2010 at 12:03 am

Oak Ridge,Tenn. probably had the same expansion of screens in the 50’s.Both Cities built the A-Bomb.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on October 20, 2010 at 3:17 am

This one was just in from the southwest corner of Whiskey and Pine Log Roads. It’s been obliterated by modern retail.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Thanks Andy,Sorry it took so long to read this,I will pass the info on to Bill.

jwmovies on December 22, 2012 at 1:21 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1901 Whiskey Road. Now The Village @ Whiskey Road Shopping Center.

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