Movie time in Aiken County: Big Mo, Regal and screening in park are new options this weekend

The Monetta Drive-In Theatre is also known as the Big Mo.
The Monetta Drive-In Theatre is also known as the Big Mo.(WRDW)
Updated: May. 20, 2021 at 9:46 AM EDT
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AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - One of Aiken’s movie theaters is going to be back up and running soon, and a legendary drive-in has already reopened. Plus you can see a movie the park for free this weekend.

Regal reopening

Regal’s location at Aiken Mall is set to reopen Friday.

Regal closed all of its locations in March of last year, but has been reopening in a staggered schedule. Regal’s Augusta location, 1144 Agerton Lane, reopened in April.

The Big Mo

The legendary Monetta Drive-in Theater — better known as the Big Mo — reopened last weekend at 5822 Columbia Highway North in Monetta.

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the drive-in is showing double features on its three screens:

“Scoob!” and “The Iron Giant” on the main field, “Godzilla vs. Kong” and “Mortal Kombat” on Screen Two and “Spiral” and “Saw” on Screen Three. Gates open at 7 p.m., and the first movie on each screen starts between 8:45 and 9.

The drive-in closed soon after the pandemic began but ultimately found ways to keep going by hosting socially distanced music events.

For social distancing rules and FAQs on the drive-in, visit

Movie in the Park

Meanwhile, the city of Aiken is set to host “Movie in the Park” on Saturday. The movie will be shown in the tiered amphitheater area at Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Drive.

Community input determined “The Croods: A New Age” will be the featured flick of the night. The adventure comedy film is about two families who learn how to work together no matter the situation.

You can bring lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends. The movie will begin 10 minutes after sunset so you can enjoy the movie under the stars. This will be around 8:25 p.m.

This event is free to the public, and food truck vendors will be on hand to sell snacks. No alcoholic beverages are allowed.

All attendees over the age of 5 are encouraged to wear a mask during the event and should practice social distancing.

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