74 West Drive-In

3447 U.S. 74,
Wadesboro, NC 28170

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74 West Drive-In

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Located off Highway 74 between the towns of Wadesboro and nearby Polkton and Peachland. It was opened prior to 1949 as the Anson County Drive-In, and was the first drive-in theatre in town. It was operated by J.F. Melody. By 1955 it had been renamed West 74 Drive-In and was operated by Charles Tucker.

The drive-in was demolished in the early-1980’s. A concrete compound post stands where the Anson Drive-In once stood.

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raysson
raysson on November 18, 2010 at 7:53 pm

What was the name of the other drive-in theatre located in Wadesboro? Was this drive-in theatre located on the other side of Highway 74 or on Highway 52? Just asking since I’m from Anson County.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 7, 2011 at 9:51 pm

The two Drive-in in the Late 50’s were; W.74 Drive-in and S.52 Drive-in both parked 200 cars.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 31, 2014 at 10:16 pm

This drive-in was located on Hwy 74 just east of CR 1422.

NYozoner
NYozoner on December 27, 2014 at 4:02 am

Is this aka 74 West Drive-In?

Chris1982
Chris1982 on December 27, 2014 at 5:57 am

Last known as the 74 West Drive-In, originallly known as the Anson County Drive-In, later as the West 74 Drive-In. The last owner was Charles Tucker. The address was 3447 US 74. Now the location of Jim Hill Sand, Gravel and Pipe Co.

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