North 220 Drive-In

433 North Carolina 49,
Asheboro, NC 27205

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North 220 Drive-in

One of two drive-in theatres that operated in the greater Asheboro area during the 1950’s. The theatre opened in 1950 with a car capacity of 200 to 300.
Closed in 1988.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm

There is a 220 drive-in Listed in Asheboro and Biscoe,N.C. Wonder if they are the same,Both are listed Separately in my 1956 Motion Picture Almanac.

jwmovies on October 30, 2012 at 12:16 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 433 North Carolina 49. Now Food Lion.

Mmandarano on September 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm

In an aerial photo from 83' this drive-in looks pretty grown over. It also is listed on the topographic maps from 59' and 68', but not 1974. Thinking it maybe closed before 1985?

pavlikj on October 19, 2013 at 7:32 pm

I am from Asheboro, when I was a kid, we went to he drive in many times. Later, I took several dates to the Drive-in during my senior year of High School 1982 – 1983 time frame. I remember it closing a few years after I graduated and joined the Army. 1985 sounds about right. It was a bit run down back then, but it was still operational. after the movies stopped running, they used the property to hold flea market for another couple of years.

jackpearce on July 24, 2015 at 3:01 pm

My dad ran the drive in from 1964 till 1988. I basically grew up there. From what I can remember the placed opened up in late 40s. Dad had a Myrtle Desk from 1946. The drive in had to close because of my dad’s death and that attendance was dropping. I have a lot of good and bad memories from that place good times and so much grass to cut. Helped put me thru school. Many back row stories. Now I wish it was still open. Many good people worked there. I can answer questions if asked. Oh, drive in not connected to the one in Bisco. Was owned by White Amusement out of Charlotte.

dansdriveintheater on December 4, 2018 at 11:42 pm

some of the ramps still remain!

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