Highway 21 Drive-In

55 Parker Drive,
Beaufort, SC 29906

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Plaza 21 Drive-In

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 843.846.4500

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Highway 21 Drive-In

The Plaza 21 Drive-In opened on June 15, 1978 with Jerry Reed in “High Ballin'” & Chuck Norris in “Breaker” Breaker!. It had a capacity for 350 cars. It was renamed Highway 21 Drive-In in 1980. The drive-in closed in 2003 and was sold. The Highway 21 Drive-In re-opened in 2004 under new ownership and now has two screens.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Wow, they twinned the Highway 21 Drive-in.Last time i caught a movie there it was a single screen. I got there early and the NEW owners were such a joy to visit and snap pictures.We talked theatres Problems they were having Booking certain films {Disney} and just a great time.I saw the new screen thanks to Chuck,We always tried to go to the Highway 21 Drive-in while in Hilton Head.The First time i visited with Video Camera the old man running the Drive-in with his Crabby wife about threw me and the family out.I had no desire to tape “HOME ALONE” just the Drive-in.This old man had a fit.Most, if not all theatre owners of Drive-ins are impressed if you want to shoot video.BELMONT DRIVE-in and the BIG-MO Drive-in{both on CT} had no problem with me shooting tape.Heck,I taped Richard at the BIG-Mo running the platter.But these two folks that use to run the DRive-in here,Well,like the new owners told me they"had just about run off all the business"You just don’t expect that rude of folks from South Carolina. Glad to see the Highway 21 Drive-in open and i still have the hand fans you all gave me to keep,plus the red drink cup with Highway 21 Drive-in on it. I wish you guys the best.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Chuck,thanks for the Great pictures.I remember they also had a pick-up driving around before the movie spraying for bugs,Good idea in that neck of the woods.

Shane_Roach on March 23, 2013 at 9:36 am

After a successful fundraising drive in 2012, the Highway 21 Drive-In is making the digital transition. They recently completed resurfacing and repainting the screens, and the new projectors are scheduled to be installed the first week of April.

Trolleyguy on April 30, 2016 at 7:52 am

2 screens according to the website.

MichaelKilgore on November 20, 2017 at 6:36 am

The 1980-82 Motion Picture Almanacs listed the Plaza 21 Drive-in in Beaufort, owned by P. Trask, capacity 300. (There’s a Yelp page that still calls it the Plaza 21. And Google Maps calls the highway in front of the drive-in the Trask Parkway. Hmm.) For the 1984-88 editions, it had the Hiway 21, owned by J. Warren.

The Island News wrote that the drive-in closed in 2002. Bonnie and Joe Barth bought the Highway 21 and reopened it in 2003, per The Post and Courier of Charleston.

rivest266 on June 23, 2022 at 11:41 am

The Plaza 21 Drive-In opened on June 15th, 1978 and renamed the Highway 21 Drive-In in 1980. Grand opening ad posted.

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