Parkview Drive-In

Highway 264,
Washington, NC 27889

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The Parkview Drive-In parked 150 cars and was located in the small town of Washington, N.C. It was nice small drive-in that took care of the moviegoing needs of Washington from at least 1955.

Tom Bateman ran the Parkview Drive-In and was always worried about; clearance and availability, restrictions, print attainability and audience suitability. This from his booker William C. Cline of Carolina Booking service. Cline explains in his book about theatre business in the Carolinas, "Stroke of Fortune" that Bateman was wheelchair bound and someone had to constanly be there to get him to all parts of the Parkview Drive-In. But Bateman always stayed positive even when Television hit the rural areas.

Contributed by Mike Rogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 18, 2010 at 1:56 am

It must have really been hard to run a Drive-in from a Wheelchair,but it semed liked Mr.Bateman wouldn’t have it any other way and was there every night.Thanks Mr.Cline for writing it down in a book.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Open 1950-1980?

Need an address, more info, and photos.

Kris4077
Kris4077 on September 11, 2013 at 6:02 pm

This theater was actually on Hwy 32. I located it on Google Earth if you follow Hwy 32 south after it intersects with Hwy 26, where the hwy comes to a “y” you turn left and a little way down on the right hand side is were the theater was. If you use the history feature you can see the ramps better the farther you go back. I will try to get an address location.

Kris4077
Kris4077 on September 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I meant intersects Hwy 264.

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