Center Drive-In

1603 Mechanical Drive,
Raleigh, NC 27529

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1968 aerial of the drive-in

One of several area drive-in theatres that were operating in the Raleigh vicinity.

The Center Drive-In was opened on April 20, 1956 with Jack Webb in “Pete Kelly’s Blues” & John Derek in “The Outcast”. It closed in 1985. It has been demolished.

Contributed by raymond

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raysson
raysson on July 15, 2009 at 3:29 pm

There was also the Capital Drive-In Theatre which was on North Boulevard(aka Capital Blvd.) in North Raleigh just minutes from the Raleigh Beltline that was not listed on this site.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 5, 2020 at 9:43 am

The Center Drive-In theatre opened on US 70 East on April 20th, 1956 with “Pete Kelly’s Blues” in CinemaScope and “The Outcast” with gifts for the kiddies. Grand opening ad posted

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