Tar Heel Drive-In

10102 S. Main Street,
Archdale, NC 27263

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Tar Heel Drive-In

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Located in the Archdale district to the south of High Point. The Tar Heel Drive-In opened in 1955 by Max Reinhardt Exhibitors Services. The car capacity was listed at 300. It started showing adult movies in the late-1970’s. This drive-in was later operated by Piedmont Theatres.

The Tar Heel Drive-In closed in 1985.

Contributed by Chuck

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raysson
raysson on January 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm

A Lot of Blockbuster movies played at the Tar Heel Drive In during the mid-1950’s through the early-to-mid 1970’s before the once great drive-in succumbed to the level of showing “XXX” rated films in the late-1970’s and early 1980’s.

STAR WARS played here at the Tar Heel Drive-In Theatre during many of it’s re-releases on July 21,1978. It was the only time that this movie played as a re-release in the greater High Point and Archdale areas.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm

thanks raysson,noticed a lot drive-ins in N.C. seem to go the triple X route towards the end.Sad.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm

wasn’t listed in my 1956 Motion Picture Almanac.

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 18, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Above address is WAY, WAY off!

Approx. address for this drive-in was 10102 South Main Street, near Tar Heel Dr.

Here’s another drive-in that looked problematic when showing XXX given where the screen was located…

Mikey8s
Mikey8s on March 21, 2017 at 7:26 pm

The screen of this drive-in was hidden from view by cedar trees, but drivers coming down the hill on Hwy 311 had a clear view and probably caused an accident or two during the X-rated movie showings. Later, after the drive-in was demolished, the site served as a place for evangelistic tent revivals. A shopping center is presently there. And to set the record straight, it was at the corner of what is now Commanche Drive and Main Street.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on March 21, 2017 at 7:39 pm

The address is:

10102 S Main St
Archdale, NC 27263

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