Drive-Ins Celebrate Milestone

Full story: WLTX Columbia 6
This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of the Drive-In Movie Theater. The first opened to a crowd of about one hundred peoplein New Jersey in 1933. Full Story
old salt dog

Columbia, SC

#1 Jun 6, 2008
i love the big mo !
Daisy

Lexington, SC

#2 Jun 7, 2008
I grew up at the Monetta Drive-In(now the Big Mo). My great granddaddy operated the drive in for years. After his death, my aunt continued to operate the drive in. So I grew up around the drive in and loved it. I go to the Big Mo every chance I get. You can not beat two movies for $6.oo a person. I am so happy that Richard and Lisa opened the Big Mo.
Daisy

Lexington, SC

#3 Jun 7, 2008
I don't know why it shows West Columbia, I am from Batesburg, SC.
Sue

Columbia, SC

#4 Jun 9, 2008
That is not true. There is two drive-in movie theaters in SC. One in Monetta and the other is in Beaufort, SC.
Beth

Irmo, SC

#5 Jun 9, 2008
I'd love to see one open back up in the Columba area. There'd probably be just enough of us who'd love the nostalgia to support it.
One Love

Columbia, SC

#6 Jun 10, 2008
I had a bad experience there, thought it would be nice to take the misses to the drive in.
Order some Red Lobster (her favorite) to go, had some champipple we were enjoying the movie, when I got to get some ice, a group of young white teens in a yellow ford ranger started making racist comments like "Go to the back of the Bus"..

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Monetta Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
anybody know james helmes ? Oct 11 victom 1
Looking for Joseph (Joey) Harmon Sep '14 FollowChrist 6
Officers, South Meadows neighbors enjoy 'Night ... Aug '14 fheonia 1
School District surprises Aiken County Teacher ... Aug '14 Tramier 1
Councilman Says Discrimination, Election Commis... (Jan '08) Jan '14 citizen 63
Lexington County towns seek road repairs and mo... (Dec '13) Dec '13 Guy Pat Fraser 1
Rapper 50 Cent in area to make documentary (May '10) Oct '13 TheAfroHedgehog 3
Monetta Dating
Find my Match

Monetta Jobs

Monetta People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Monetta News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Monetta

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]