Big A Drive-In

Central Avenue at Kilborne Drive,
Charlotte, NC 28205

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Big A Drive-In

Opened in 1949 and operated until the late 1970’s. It was renamed the Big A Drive-In when the road name was changed to Central Avenue.

Contributed by Mark Huffstetler

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NCJames on January 19, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Now a large church stands on the land where the Big A used to be.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Was the Albermarle Drive-in the “BIG A Drive-in” my 1956 motion picture ALmanac has no BIG-A Drive-in.

drakeg59 on May 4, 2010 at 9:02 pm

became big a in the 70’s

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 4, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Thanks drakeg 1959.

drakeg59 on May 5, 2010 at 4:15 pm

we lived down the street behind the theater, so we saw a lot of free movies……

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 5, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Man, i would ave loved to be that close to a Drive-in. Have a friend here in Augusta and the WEIS DRIVE-In supplied entertainment for a whole row of houses. During the summer, families would set up yard chairs and enjoy the movies and he said for the most part you could hear fine.

rchris4434 on November 3, 2010 at 8:32 am

It was actually called the Albemarle Rd Drive-in even though Albemarle Rd was about a mile or so away.

Until recently, 2009, the perimeter aluminum fence still stood next to the church.

This is the first place I ever saw the Beatles in a short film just before they made it big. I was 7 or 8.

This was before the film “A Summer Place”

jwmovies on September 8, 2012 at 10:01 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 3001 Kilborne Drive.

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