1404 W. Roosevelt Boulevard,
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This drive in "located on the Roosevelt By-pass" (Highway 74) opened in June 1952. Owners were C. H. Faw (Charlotte, NC) and R. A. Goodman of Monroe. In news article from the "Marshville Home" (26 June 1952) it was noted that they also operated the Moonlight Drive-In at Wingate, NC. The latest equipment "including the X-a-el lighting" for a clearer and brighter picture (and perfect sound) was installed.
Films in the first week: "The Mob", "Wake Island", "Swamp Woman", and Bob Hope in "The Lemon Drop Kid". Admission was $1 per car. About one month after opening a bad thunder storm with high winds rolled through and destroyed the screen and marquee. But judging from subsequent newspaper ads, repairs were made.
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