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There are still names there under the door frame. There are lots more now. There is a lot of history there.
I was there for the 2008 season. The second drive-in I ever went to. The first was the Colonial Drive-in but that is a sad dead place. The people there where nice and have a great selection and price for the concession. $6.50 for double feature and they also did triple on the weekends. Can’t wait to go back.
I miss the theater I went there as a kid for a few movies. I remember the mural on the wall that had imaged of famous past movies. I still remember the Green runway lights that went down the aisle. I do remember that It was run by Carmike cinemas.
I have been to the Colonial Drive-in This year. There is nothing much left of the place. It is sad to see what is left of the place. Where the concision/ Booth was just rubble and foundation, the screen been torn down and just the metal is left. There is not much left to tell what once was there. The box office is still standing strip of what it once was. The land is for sale and I hope someone can buy it to put another drive-in there.
I have posted some pictures here.
Does anyone have any photos of what the place looked like when it was running or before the Concession stand building burned down?
I asked my manager and she says the place opened in 1990.
For a bit of more history when they opened it was supposed to be split in to two parts. A century square cinema was for first run and a maxi saver cinema was second run. I am not sure if that is what they did but I know that was the concept. You can see the first six auditoriums are for the most part bigger than the other six on the other end.
I been working there since 2004. The place is good for the most part. There have been rumors ever since I been there about remolding. To my It was owned by by another company before Carmike bought them some time around 1997. With the Prices at .99 cents we are busy on the weekends and on Tuesdays with the BYOB (bring your own bucket) where you can get bring in a bucket and get popcorn for .50 cents. For the condition of the building every thing is original. That means almost 20 years and things are starting to break. the century and Cinemeccanica projectors are older then the building over 40 years and still running strong for the most part. As long as people stop vandalizing and the night cleaning people actual clean then it can be a nice place to see a bargain movie.