Cayce, SC (WLTX) -- An American Classic "Drive-In Movie" makes a rare appearance in the Columbia area on July 4th at the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce.
The movie is being produced as a charity fund raiser for the Cayce Public Safety Foundation.
$5.00 per car will be collected for the foundation at the gate.
The event will be held on the 9 acre grass infield of the speedway located at 2001 Charleston Hwy., about 5 minutes from downtown Columbia. The Movie will begin at dusk approximately 8:50 pm.
John Banks, Speedway representative said "With the 4th falling in the middle of the week, we decided to provide some family entertainment in a vintage American style Drive-In. Patrons will be able to watch from their cars or bring blankets and chairs and sit in front of a gigantic 40' screen."
The drive-in's peak popularity came in the late 1950s and early 1960s, with some 4,000 drive-ins spreading across the United States. Among its advantages was the fact that a family with a baby could take care of their child while watching a movie, while teenagers with access to autos found drive-ins ideal for dates. They got their start in New Jersey on June 6th 1933.
The movie is being provided with the help of CMC Steel of SC, Congaree State Bank, Love Automotive in Cayce, and SCE&G. For the movie title and more information go to www.columbiaspeedway.com or contact John Banks at 803-665-7620.
"There are still some great drive-in theaters in South Carolina. We wanted to give the people of the Columbia area an opportunity to experience an American classic on July 4th so close to the city."