Comments from Susan Walker

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Susan Walker
Susan Walker commented about Carolina Theatre on Oct 7, 2014 at 12:23 pm

The Belk Family has contributed $8,000,000 to the renovation of the Carolina. YES.

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Susan Walker commented about Romina Theatre on Jul 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

There are plans to turn the old Romina into a bookstore.

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Susan Walker commented about State Theatre on Jul 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Chuck, a link to an article from the Burlington Times-News is attached. http://timesnews125.com/history/19390307.php I believe Andrews Street no longer exists. The State is where I saw “The Truth About Spring” with Hayley Mills, and “Shenandoah”, which made me cry. I think I was eight.

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Susan Walker commented about Paramount Theater on Jul 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Another theater existed in Burlington that was owned by the Qualls family. The State Theater, located on Andrews Street, opened in 1939. A short article in the Burlington Times News is attached, along with a link. http://timesnews125.com/history/19390307.php

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Susan Walker commented about Belvedere Theatre on Dec 23, 2011 at 11:33 am

This article appeared in today’s Charlotte Observer – wonderful!

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/12/23/2870128/dental-practice-gives-new-life.html

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Susan Walker commented about Belmont Drive-In on Jun 2, 2011 at 12:06 pm

The Belmont Drive-In’s spring reopening was delayed due to storm damage – but they’re opening in a couple of weeks! http://www.gastongazette.com/news/count-57988-teresa-drive.html

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Susan Walker commented about Circle G Drive-In on May 30, 2011 at 6:05 pm

In the early ‘60s, my family lived about a mile down the road from the Circle G. I remember movies such as “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” and “Blood Feast” featured on its roadside marquee. Silicon Sam, that is indeed the place!

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Susan Walker commented about Center Theater on May 26, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Patricia, you’re right – the Center wasn’t right across the street from Carolinas Medical Center, but just two blocks down Kings Drive.
When I was a little girl, my mother worked for radio station WIST selling air time, and two of her accounts were the Manor and Center Theaters. I got to see an awful lot of free movies!

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Susan Walker commented about Park Terrace Stadium 6 on May 26, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I saw Close Encounters there as well!

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Susan Walker commented about Carolina Theatre on May 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Patsy, I don’t know if you ever received an answer regarding the WBT Briarhoppers, but if not…they were a country quartet that performed regularly on WBT-AM radio dating back to at least the 1930s. If you go out Nations Ford Road headed south, the old WBT studios built in the ‘20s are still there – however, the building is fenced off.

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Susan Walker commented about Studio Movie Grill EpiCentre on May 26, 2011 at 12:40 am

And this begs the question: if an upscale theatre could be built for uptown Charlotte, why couldn’t the funds have gone to save the Carolina?

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Susan Walker commented about South 29 Drive-In on May 26, 2011 at 12:22 am

Towards the end the South 29 showed nothing but porn. Various businesses, including a satellite branch of the police dept., now sit on the land where the drive-in was.

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Susan Walker commented about Mooresville Davidson Drive-In on May 26, 2011 at 12:16 am

Wasn’t there a theatre in downtown Mooresville until at least the ‘70s? I swear I remember seeing “Cold Turkey” with Dick Van Dyke there.

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Susan Walker commented about Mooresville Davidson Drive-In on May 26, 2011 at 12:16 am

Wasn’t there a theatre in downtown Mooresville until at least the ‘70s? I swear I remember seeing “Cold Turkey” with Dick Van Dyke there.

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Susan Walker commented about Imperial Theatre on May 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm

I remember riding by the Imperial Theatre during shopping trips to Charlotte with my grandmother; by that time it had been closed. Patsy, I plan to order “Remembering Charlotte” and I’ll scan the photo and post it.

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Susan Walker commented about Mooresville Davidson Drive-In on May 25, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Mark from Davidson: My grandparents' home is almost directly across Hwy 115 from this site. I remember this drive-in from my childhood, but for some reason they would never take us there!

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Susan Walker commented about Gem Theatre on Mar 20, 2009 at 11:58 am

Steve, could you send pictures of the Colonial to me as well? My e-mail is Thanks so much!

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Susan Walker commented about Gem Theatre on Aug 31, 2007 at 5:49 pm

My grandparents lived in Kannapolis. When I would visit them, very often my grandfather would take me to the movies. I remember seeing “That Darn Cat” and “The Incredible Mr. Limpet” at the Gem, and “The Nutty Professor” with Jerry Lewis at the Swanee. I also remember my grandmother buying shoes for me right next door to the Gem at Coulter’s!

They lived on Bell Street, one block away from the Table Supply, which used to be the Dixie Theatre. When my mother was a little girl and lived on Leonard Avenue, she saw her very first movie there – “The Wizard of Oz”! How sad that this wonderful building has been torn down in the name of progress.