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Skyway Drive-In

1125 Rosewood Drive,
Columbia, SC 29201

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Skyway Drive-In

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Opened July 10, 1949 with Ray Milland in “Golden Earrings”. The Skyway Drive-In in Columbia, South Carolina was, if I remember right, pretty much in the center of town, not far from the Dutch Square Twin Theatres of the 1970’s. I am pretty sure this was a Plitt Theatre, because I worked for Plitt Theatres in Augusta, GA and remember going over to Columbia and seeing their theatres, one being a drive-in, and I am pretty sure it was the Skyway Drive-In.

In 1955 it was operated by Max Reinhardt, Exhibitors Service and parked 300 cars. In 1956 it was owned by E.Truesdale.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 8, 2010 at 6:03 am

Open 1950-1985?

I know it was open in 1967 and was listed as Sky Way.

It was located near train tracks, if that helps?

Anyone know anything about a Skyway Annex Drive-In 1955?

Could use an address, more info and photos!

cccmoviehouses on August 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

The Skyway I am told by long time Columbians was located right across from the SC State Fairgrounds on Rosewood Dr.

CharlieCoates on November 26, 2012 at 7:35 am

It was open in 1975 when I graduated from USC Law School. When I returned to Columbia in 1977, it was gone.

jwmovies on November 30, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1125 Rosewood Drive.

rivest266 on September 2, 2017 at 11:25 am

This opened on July 10th, 1949. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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