Starlite Drive-In.

3800 Two Notch Road,
Columbia, SC 29204

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Previously operated by: Wilby-Kincey

Previous Names: Alta Vista Drive-In, Twilite Drive-In

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Starlite Drive-In.

Opened as the Alta Vista Drive-In in June 1947. It was renamed Twilite Drive-In in 1954. Car capacity was listed at 300 cars. Name changed in November 1980 to the Starlite Drive-In (Not to be confused with the Starlite Drive-In that was located on Ft. Jackson Boulevard.) The Starlite Drive-In was owned by Wilby Kincey followed by ABC Southeastern Theatres.

The theatre closed in 1985 and has since been demolished.

Contributed by Chuck

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 21, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Plitt must have sold this theatre when they took over ABC Theatres that year.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 21, 2010 at 2:53 pm

We worked out of the Charlotte office at ABC,so Columbia was a town that had the same DM. I bet they got rid of all the outdoor screens.

jwmovies on December 11, 2012 at 10:47 am

The drive-in itself is now Food Lion @ 3901 Two Notch.

50sSNIPES on October 31, 2021 at 2:10 pm

This theater actually first started off as the “Alta Vista Drive-In”, opening its gates in June 1947. The Alta Vista changed its name to the Twilite in 1954, and it became the Starlite in November 1980 until closing around the same month the Beltline closed in September 1985.

The Beltline and the Starlite were the only drive-ins in Columbia to have a much more appropriate fare on films, which both theaters picked up first-run movies throughout most of its history, but sometimes can pick up a few other mixtures but not very harmful to audiences.

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