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NYozoner commented about Cedar Valley Drive-In on Dec 8, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Sometimes the mapping ability on different web mapping sites is misaligned, and the correct address does not go where it is supposed to be. In those instances, intersections are probably more useful than road numbers. GPS coordinates and aerial photos are best for long-term documentation, since road numbers and road names can change over time.

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NYozoner commented about Parkview Drive-In on Dec 2, 2014 at 9:03 pm

River Rd, .2 mile east of Park View Dr
Washington, NC 27889

There’s a drive-in there, visible on Google Earth 1993 imagery.

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NYozoner commented about Willis Drive-In on Dec 2, 2014 at 8:30 pm

545 Concord Pkwy N
Concord, NC 28027

The site of the drive-in is now a K-Mart.

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NYozoner commented about North Highway 17 Drive-In on Dec 2, 2014 at 5:46 pm

3604 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28403

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by Super 8 Motel.

Market Street is also US 17 Business, and is located in the north part of town.

Does anyone know if this was aka Wilmington Drive-In?

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NYozoner commented about Skyline Drive-In on Dec 2, 2014 at 5:35 pm

2395 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28401 ‎

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which was across Carolina Beach Road from the Star Way Drive-In, also in Wilmington.

There is a gas station where the entrance used to be, and the location of the drive-in is now a medical complex with a large drainage pond.

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NYozoner commented about Friendly Drive-In on Dec 2, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Found a few clues o the location of this drive-in after reading an article in the Gastonia Gazette from November 27, 1947, page 7, about the construction of a new drive-in on Gastonia-Kings Mountain Road, probably in reference to the Diane Drive-in, aka US 29 Diane Drive-In.

The article mentions the name of the owner of the new drive-in which was under construction as P. B. Grigg of Lincolnton, and that he “also was operating the Friendly Drive-in Theatre in Lincolnton” which was the main clue to the location of the drive-in, which was previously indicated to be on US 321 in Gastonia. It was located much further north on what is now US 321 Business, or North Aspen Street. I found the drive-in using a 1951 aerial photo on HistoricAerial.com.

Lincolnton is roughly 15 miles north of Gastonia, but they probably advertised heavily in the Gastonia Gazette, as it was a much larger town with a wider circulation.

The address of the drive-in is:

2220 N Aspen St Lincolnton, NC 28092

The site is currently occuped by Carmike Cinema 8.

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NYozoner commented about I-77 Drive-In on Dec 1, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Does anyone know about a Statesville Drive-In, probably open in the late 1940s or early 1950s?

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NYozoner commented about Fun-Land Drive-In on Dec 1, 2014 at 10:49 am

Springs Rd NE at Jeffrey Ln Conover, NC 28613

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. The address provided by jwmovies is for the Hickory Drive-In, which was in a different location.

The Thunderbird Drive-In was also on Springs Rd, but was located ½ mile the the west.

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NYozoner commented about Thrift Road Drive-In on Nov 30, 2014 at 9:17 pm

5933 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216

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NYozoner commented about Flamingo Drive-In. on Nov 30, 2014 at 12:16 am

Old Greensboro Rd at E 5th St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which was on Old Greensboro Road at the intersection of E 5th St.

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NYozoner commented about Starlite Drive-In on Nov 29, 2014 at 10:20 pm

Nighthawk’s location for the drive-in is off by roughly 8/10 of a mile to the north.

The drive-in is under the northwest cloverleaf at the intersection of Wilmington Hwy and NC-24.

For mapping and address purposes, Wilmington Hwy at Yopp Rd will map accurately to the former location of the drive-in. An aerial photo from 1974 has been uploaded to this CT page.

No trace of the drive-in remains today, as it was completely wiped out when the Wilmington Hwy at NC-24 interchange was built.

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NYozoner commented about Ski-View Drive-In on Nov 29, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Forest Drive-In is also showing the same address, either this was aka or something is mixed up. Does anyone have access to newspaper ads, or is familiar enough with the area to provide accurate address information?

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NYozoner commented about Forest Drive-In on Nov 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm

3420 Holloway St
Durham, NC 27703

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by Durham Ridge Assisted Living.

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NYozoner commented about Person Drive-In on Nov 29, 2014 at 8:02 pm

4733 Boston Rd
Roxboro, NC 27574

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by Craig Ford Auto Repair.

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NYozoner commented about Raleigh Road Drive-In on Nov 29, 2014 at 6:31 pm

3619 Ramsey St
Fayetteville, NC 28311

The above address will map accurately to the locatiob of the drive-in, which is now the site of Laser Car Wash and Sonic Drive-In.

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NYozoner commented about Boulevard Drive-In on Nov 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm

I counted five seperate drive-in locations along a 1.5 miles section of Fort Bragg Blvd, between Fort Bragg and Fayettville.

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NYozoner commented about Starlite Drive-In on Nov 28, 2014 at 7:45 pm

jwmovies gave the Starlite DI and the Skyway DI the same address.

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NYozoner commented about Dickson Drive-In on Nov 28, 2014 at 7:28 am

Drive-In entrance was off W College St, near Henslee Dr.

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NYozoner commented about Dan-Dee Drive-In on Nov 28, 2014 at 7:15 am

Dan,

Can you tell us what street the drive-in used to be on, and what’s on the property now?

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NYozoner commented about Burchfield Drive-In on Nov 28, 2014 at 6:38 am

The name of the road near the bridge is Burchfield Road, therefore it is very likely that the name of the drive-in would have been the Burchfield Drive-In, and not Birchfield. A historical newspaper ad would clear that up, if anyone can dig one up from 1950-54.

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NYozoner commented about Sunset Drive-In on Nov 27, 2014 at 11:10 am

5078 Clinton Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37912

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by a retail shopping plaza anchored by Food City, Advance Auto Parts, and Ace Hardware.

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NYozoner commented about Twin Aire Drive-In on Nov 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

6777 Clinton Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37912

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now the site of the Northwest Crossing Walmart Supercenter.

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NYozoner commented about 4-Lane Drive-In on Nov 23, 2014 at 2:09 am

Correction: The 4-Lane Drive-In and MarBro Drive-In both occupied the same site. The 4-Lane Drive-In was demolished around 1963 or 1964, and completely rebuilt to reopen as the MarBro Drive-In on June 6, 1966.

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NYozoner commented about 4-Lane Drive-In on Nov 23, 2014 at 1:43 am

The address referred to by JWMovies is incorrect. That was the correct location for the Starlite Drive-In, also in Murfreesboro.

The 4-Lane Drive-In operated from 1954-1963, and was located on Old Nashville Highway at Van Cleave Lane. It was demolished after the 1963 season due to the construction of the new Nashville Highway, which split the 4-Lane in half.

The 4-Lane was replaced by the MarBro Drive-In, located ½ further north on Van Cleave Lane at Battlefield Parkway, which opened June 06, 1966. Marbro is a shortened version of Martin Brothers, since the drive-in was owned by the Martin Theatre Circuit.

The Starlite Drive-In closed around 1967, soon after the opening of the newer MarBro Drive-In.

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NYozoner commented about Kingridge Drive-In on Nov 23, 2014 at 12:21 am

3765 E Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, TN 37814

King Ridge Apartments now occupies the site of the former drive-in.