The Monetta Drive In Theatre, typically called “The Big Mo,” in Monetta SC was hit by a lightning strike Sunday night, knocking out two of its three screens. WJBF, Augusta’s News Leader, ran a story last night talking about owner Richard Boaz’s work to get everything running again.
The power surge disabled the air conditioner and two projectors, and Boaz has been tracking down digital projector parts. He’s also waiting for a technician from Virginia to do a complete inspection of the equipment, hopeful that no more damages are discovered.
Insurance might cover some of the damage. In any event, the plan is to fix the air conditioner so at least the main screen will be available tonight. Although I wish the occasion was happier, it’s always nice to share some video to see what the drive-in looks like today.