Bessemer City Kings Mountain Drive-In

1365 Bessemer City Road,
Bessemer City, NC 28016

600 cars

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Mmandarano on June 22, 2015 at 7:19 am

I was driving by on the way back from Atlanta and decided to swing by this drive-in. There’s a no trespassing sign, so we just pulled into the main entrance and didn’t go on the actual grounds. I inquired with the owner several months ago about buying it, but they already had sold to his brother and didn’t know what the plans were. It’s still defunct and doesn’t look like anything is happening anytime soon. The screen is starting to get holes in it — sad…

Chris1982 on September 30, 2014 at 10:14 pm

From Fox 46 News: For 65 years, families have enjoyed the Bessemer City Kings Mountain Drive-In Theate At $10 a carload, the drive-in has welcomed thousands. This weekend, the drive-in will roll films for the final time. It’s closing because Hollywood isn’t producing the film the theater uses anymore. Friday, August 29- Sunday, August 30, the drive-in will show three films back-to-back-to-back. The first feature film is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, followed by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and then 22 Jump Street. Header should read closed.

Bill Eichelberger
Bill Eichelberger on July 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm

The street view is wrong. It’s actually at 35.269099, -81.319249.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 17, 2011 at 6:56 pm

You added the color picture from your files,looks much better than my B/W pic. Thanks Nick.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 13, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Are you Double dog sure? You know me and Movie Theatres.

Nunzienick on February 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Mike, But of course you put it back…I think!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 7, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Nick,Did I take that letter or put it back?LOL. Thanks.

Nunzienick on February 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Mike & Nick in front of box office: View link

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I sent Nick pictures,Hope he gets them on.

TLSLOEWS on May 5, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Cool marquee shot,agilitynut!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 4, 2010 at 8:06 pm

They must have enlarged the lot, in 1956 it parked 250 cars. Don’t remember it being that big. Gay Stinett owned it in the 50’s.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 4, 2010 at 8:02 pm

I have always wanted to see a movie here it is a beautiful location with the North Carolina Mountains behind the screen. Visited a couple of times during the day and took pictures. Pretty sure they have a platter having looked in the window. Problem is when coming from Charlotte,THe Belmont Drive in is right off 1-85 and since we are coming from after a day a Carowinds and from Georgia it just makes sense to stop there,but I do hope to catch a film there. Looks like the marquee could use some paint.The picture I have of it it looks great. Another great gem for metro Charlotte.