Booker T. Drive-In
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One of Augusta, Georgia’s smallest drive-in theatres, it was opened most likely in the building boom of the Bomb plant in Jackson, SC. During that period both sides of Aiken, SC. and Augusta, GA. saw a wave of drive-ins hit this area on both sides of the Savannah River.
The Booker T. Drive-In was opened prior to 1955 when it was operated by Marvin Johns. It closed by the late-1950’s after staying open only a handful of years. It was owned by John Tucker and the Booker T. Drive-In parked 300 cars, small for Augusta area drive-ins.
One hopes to pull ads from old papers, but they must have been careful with their advertising money. I never could find an ad. The only remaining projectionist left still alive could not recall the Booker T. Drive-In. Bill Barkley was able to help with all the Aiken drive-in’s and downtown theatres, but on the Booker T., nothing. I do hope in time I can add more, or hope CT members can. I know a few that were stationed here at Fort Gordon during those years might be able to help. The Booker T. Drive-In theatre it was small and almost forgotten.
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