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Walk up concession stand
We went quite a few years ago and saw Wall-E it was on the screen to the left of Screen 2. I have to agree with the arrangement of the screens it definitely is distracting and with no markings on how to park it makes for a lot of chaotic parking. They could at the very least on the 3rd and 4th screens that where added come up with a parking arrangement. The most they could do is either get rid of those 2 side screens or purchase some more land and make proper ramps. I realize to screen 1st run features nowadays movie companies require you to run them longer so it advantageous for a Drive-In theater to have as many screens as they can to be able to keep the crowds coming. Takes a lot more finesse to run a Drive-In theater than a Indoor Multiplex.
1952 Theater Catalog
13th in first column on catalog page 198
11th line down on webpage.
Sort of looks like a crop circle with a round building at the center. would love to explore this D-I.
I think this theater was on the corner of W. third and Victory Drive farther east on third. You can see the remnants that have not been bulldozed yet.
NeonMichael – I have heard that Years ago it movie studios did not like drive-in theaters. So it was hard for them to get first run films oftentimes they would order their films in cooperation with a local theater and the distribution companies would drop them off their and theater owners would pick them up and take them to the drive-in and visa-versa when returning them. I think because of this the theater catalogs addresses for the drive-in theaters was sometime incorrect. It may have been the address of an indoor theater or another business. Maybe this was a similar situation.
I think this theater is still standing! Well at least the building is anyways. The address is 109 N. Main St, Colerain, NC 27924. It and the building next to it is or has been used as a church! Cannot see anything inside they have curtains and blinds on the windows. Would love to see if there is anything left of the theater. If you look at the front it looks like it was a segregated theater with a main entrance and a separate door probably with seating in a balcony for colored.
I think this theater became a porn theater, my father said he was looking for a movie to go see in the paper and this theaters ad did not have movies listed it said to call for movies, so my father did and he said that the movies playing were x-rated.
I was told that this theaters location is about where the fire dept. is now located that street address is 7102 NC-32 Roper, NC. Please change above address.
By the Google map view it looks like there might also be a remnant of the base of the ticket booth at the end of the entry exit road toward the back of the lot.
Based on Kenmores information this address should change to 1366 N. Broad St.
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Looks like that screen had a lot of cables bet that one never blew away in a tornado or hurricane.
This is the closest Drive-In Theater to us it was over 2 hour drive but now I am 36 miles closer so now about an hour and a half.
Chetter 79 Thanks for setting me straight. Now we just need to get the marketplace twin added to CT.
And her is another link with another pic with a newer marquis:
Here is the link to the photo I promised over 2 years ago:
Sorry I work very, very, very, very slow!LOL
Picture of the screen and ticket booth at links below
This is at the W. Main St address I mentioned in my previous post
I think this Drive-In Theater is on 64 Alt which may have been part of Hwy 17 it maps as 2000 W Main St. It is now a storage unit rental place the screen and ticket booth still exist. The bottom of the screen has been turned into storage units. They built concrete block storage unit buildings in the back of the lot. There is a concrete slab roughly 50yds from the screen this was either the project booth or it was a projection concession stand and if that’s the case it must have been a walk up window. If someone could talk the owner into leasing what’s left of the lot there might be enough space for about 50-75 cars.
4/18/15 land still for sale – just think of all that money they could have made if they kept leasing the property as a Drive-In Theater. They could have put a clause in the lease that if it sold that the lease was finished. They would have had a monthly check coming in anyways and Delaware would still have a drive in theater.
I am told there was also an indoor theater in Creswell so far have not found any info or pictures of this theater. This theater was located near the Drive-In Theater.
Does anyone have any info on this theater? Is it listed in any theater catalogs? It had a landing strip, was there a row for airplanes? Any information would br great.
Maybe there were 2 drive-in theaters on this road either at the same time or maybe different times. I’ve tried searching on google but have not come up with any evidence. But I do see the remnants of the ramps at 291.
Route 42 and 1106 on Google maps you can still see the ramps and maybe the remnants of a marquee. If the maps are accurate and nothing has built their yet this one with alot of work could be active again.