5300 Rivers Avenue,
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In 1967, Consolidated Theatres had plans to build two new drive-in theatres in North Charleston, off Rivers Avenue. The first one was to be called the Gateway Drive-In, which opened in 1968, and the second drive-in was never named. I believe that Consolidated Theatres never built the second drive-in, unless they did build it and sold in on immediately on completion. The second location was where the Post Drive-In was located. It was never advertised along with the rest of Consolidated Theatres drive-ins. It opened on April 2, 1970, which was pretty late for opening up a new drive-in theatre.
The opening feature was “The Curious Female” with Angelique Pettyjohn, Bunny Allister and Charlene Jones. The second feature was from 1965, “How to Murder Your Wife” with Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi and Terry Thomas. It had a parking ramp that would hold 800 cars. The Port Drive-In had show mostly “R” Rated and “XXX” rated movies, with a few PG Rated movies. It advertised along with the Fox Theatre starting in the mid-1970’s. I am not certain, but possibly it was owned by Piedmont Theatres of Charlotte, SC. It finally closed in August 1986, and was redeveloped as the Liberty Mall Shopping Centre.
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