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Both the Fox Drive-In and the Tower Drive-In are indicated at the same location on CT, Whiskey Road at Pine Log Rd.
Were these the same drive-in, or were they individual drive-ins at different locations? Can any locals clear this up?
Richland Ave at Old Wagener RdAiken, SC 29801
The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible in aerial photos from 1962.
475 Rochester HighwaySeneca, SC 29672
The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now the site of The Inn at Seneca.
Poinsett Hwy at Skyland AveGreenville, SC 29617
The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. The side street across Poinsett Hwy from the drive-in is named Skyland Ave.
From the summery, are we to presume the Fox Drive-In originally opened as the Miracle Drive-In, and at some point the name was changed?
Further research indicates this drive-in was about 3.6 miles further north than indicated in the previous comment. The location shown in the previous comment refers erroneously to the location of the Starlite Drive-In, which was also on US 321, also known as N Aspen St, where the Starlite was once located.
The 1960 Motion Picture Almanac lists a Friendly Drive-In located in the town of Maiden, NC, which is roughly 7 miles north of Lincolnton. US 321 is also referred to as Maiden Highway 2 miles outside of Lincolnton.
Maiden Hwy & Nicholson Rd, Lincolnton, NC 28092 will map accurately to the location of the Friendly Drive-In, which is visible on HistoricAerials.com when viewing aerial photos from 1951 and 1960.
2220 North Aspen Street
Lincolnton, NC 28092
The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now the address for the Carmike Cinema 8.
Either the location or the dates are inaccurate for this drive-in. Aerial photos from 1964 do not show any evidence of a drive-in at the address provided. Further research is necessary to establish a more accurate placement for the drive-in, and a solid closing date. If it was still standing in 1964, there are high quality aerial photos from 1964 available on Earth Explorer to document the location.
2731 Governors Island Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713
The above location will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which was located on the north side of US 19, also known as Governors Island Rd.
This could have been another “pop-up” temporary drive-in, as aerial photos and topo maps from the 1950s and 1960s show no evidence of drive-in remnants in the vicinity.
jwmovies, do you have an aerial photo showing the outline of the drive-in? I could not find any evidence of a drive-in at the location you provided.
I did find an advertisement for the drive-in in a 1953 high school yearbook which provides location information for Cruise-In Theater as “1 mile north of Lillington on 15-A.”
There were no physical remnants of the drive-in on aerial photos of that area which I examined, which leads me to believe that this was probably a temporary “pop-up” type of drive-in, with no ramps or permanent structures.
3308 Bragg Blvd is the Boulevard Drive-In.
3506 Bragg Blvd is the Midway Drive-In.
4216 Bragg Blvd is the Fort Drive-In.
4701 Bragg Blvd is the Fox Drive-In.
There was another drive-in between Biscoe and Candor on the east side of 220 ALT near Ball Park Road. Does anyone know what it was named?
Is this aka 74 West Drive-In?
4479 Main StreetSouth Brunswick, NC 28470
The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by a used car dealer and a beauty salon.
100 Greenlee Ford RoadMorganton, NC 28655
The above address will map accurately to the approximate location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by a soccer complex. Aerial photo has been uploaded.
305 N Berkeley Blvd. Goldsboro NC 27534
The above address would be more precise. There is now an Advance Auto Parts store where the drive-in used to be. The 205 address is where the K-Mart is, but that is 750 feet too far west from where the drive-in was located.
310 Faith RdSalisbury, NC 28146
The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is currently occupied by Tire Kingdom.
I think the orientation of the aerial photo is off by 45 degrees clockwise. Hwy 501 runs from southeast to northwest, and the drive-in was on the northeast side of the road.
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.
River Rd, .2 mile east of Park View DrWashington, NC 27889
There’s a drive-in there, visible on Google Earth 1993 imagery.
545 Concord Pkwy NConcord, NC 28027
The site of the drive-in is now a K-Mart.
3604 Market StWilmington, 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?
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.
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.