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firstmom1982 commented about Romina Theatre on Jul 8, 2012 at 6:55 am

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

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firstmom1982 commented about State Theatre on Jul 3, 2012 at 9:19 am

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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firstmom1982 commented about Paramount Theater on Jul 2, 2012 at 4:11 am

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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firstmom1982 commented about Belvedere Theatre on Dec 23, 2011 at 3:33 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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firstmom1982 commented about Belmont Drive-In on Jun 2, 2011 at 4:06 am

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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firstmom1982 commented about Circle G Drive-In on May 30, 2011 at 10:05 am

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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firstmom1982 commented about Center Theater on May 26, 2011 at 10:55 am

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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firstmom1982 commented about Park Terrace Stadium 6 on May 26, 2011 at 10:46 am

I saw Close Encounters there as well!

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firstmom1982 commented about Carolina Theatre on May 26, 2011 at 5:05 am

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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firstmom1982 commented about EpiCentre Theaters on May 25, 2011 at 4:40 pm

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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firstmom1982 commented about South 29 Drive-In on May 25, 2011 at 4:22 pm

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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firstmom1982 commented about Mooresville Davidson Drive-In on May 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm

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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firstmom1982 commented about Mooresville Davidson Drive-In on May 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm

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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firstmom1982 commented about Imperial Theatre on May 25, 2011 at 9:35 am

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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firstmom1982 commented about Mooresville Davidson Drive-In on May 25, 2011 at 7:54 am

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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firstmom1982 commented about Gem Theatre on Mar 20, 2009 at 4:58 am

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

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firstmom1982 commented about Gem Theatre on Aug 31, 2007 at 9:49 am

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.