Monroe Drive-In

1404 W. Roosevelt Boulevard,
Monroe, NC 28110

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raysson
raysson on August 25, 2014 at 9:29 am

Closed in 1985.

PatriciaCarol
PatriciaCarol on August 24, 2014 at 1:37 pm

MonroeHistory – yes, after it changed over to X-rated, locals said bright lights were installed to face out towards 74 so that drivers on the highway could not see what was on the screen at the Monroe Drive-In.

MonroeHistory
MonroeHistory on February 28, 2014 at 9:34 am

The Monroe Drive In lost customers to the Super Drive In (½ mile east on US 74) which was newer, cleaner and showed first run movies. When the market for B movies and 2nd run movies slowed in the 70s they changed over to X rated movies until they were forced to close in the early 80s.

PatriciaCarol
PatriciaCarol on January 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm

The approximate address would have been 1404 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC. I apologize for not putting that in my original post. The street view photo currently with this theatre is too far west.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 18, 2010 at 9:25 am

Very small drive-in parking only 125 cars in 1956. It was owned by C.Few.

raysson
raysson on May 8, 2009 at 7:35 am

I highly remember this! This was a pretty good size drive-in theatre that was located between two major highways(Intersection of U.S. 74 West at U.S. 601)on the outskirts of Monroe. Did tremendous business until its closing somewhere during the 1980’s.