Big A Drive-In

Central Avenue and Kilborne Drive,
Charlotte, NC 28205

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Big A Drive-In

The Albermarle Road Drive-In opened on September 29, 1949 with Rod Cameron in “The Plunderers”. It was operated by Harris Robinson and Dixie Drive-In Theatres Ct. On September 21, 1973 it was renamed the Big A Drive-In when the road name was changed to Central Avenue. It operated into the late-1970’s

Contributed by Mark Huffstetler

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drakeg59
drakeg59 on May 4, 2010 at 7:02 pm

became big a in the 70’s

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 4, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Thanks drakeg 1959.

drakeg59
drakeg59 on May 5, 2010 at 2:15 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 3:52 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
rchris4434 on November 3, 2010 at 6:32 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
jwmovies on September 8, 2012 at 8:01 am

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

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on August 16, 2019 at 10:12 am

Was the A short for Albermarle?

kennerado
kennerado on December 25, 2019 at 4:09 am

Calvary Christian Church of the Apostolic Faith now occupies the site.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 21, 2020 at 4:50 pm

Renamed Big A Drive-In effective September 21st, 1973.

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