Starlight Drive-In

11700 SC-3,
Barnwell, SC 29812

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Barnwell, S.C. was a growing city near the Savannah River Bomb Plant in the 1950’s.

Close to Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC it had a choice of shopping areas. It was also home to the Starlight Drive-In. A very simple drive-in for a quite simple town.

It would hold 250 cars and was one of three drive-ins in this city. Oddly, all three drive-ins in Barnwell in the late-1950’s were owned by ladies.

The Starlight Drive-In was owned by Mrs. J.F. Dobson. Like so many drive-ins by the 1960’s, with more television channels in Augusta, GA. and Columbia, S.C., more folks just like elsewhere were staying home.

The locals enjoyed several good years with a choice of three nice drive-ins.

Contributed by Mike Rogers

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 19, 2009 at 5:13 am

Nick, you are right it is hard to add to these long forgotten Drive ind,but I just hate to write only sentence because these old passion pits deserve more than a line even if it is filler.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 19, 2009 at 5:13 am

Nick, you are right it is hard to add to these long forgotten Drive ind,but I just hate to write only sentence because these old passion pits deserve more than a line even if it is filler.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 14, 2013 at 1:36 am

still looking for something on this drive -in..

NYozoner
NYozoner on November 23, 2016 at 6:14 pm

11700 SC-3
Barnwell, SC 29812

Aerial photo from 1961 uploaded.

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