Thunderbird Drive-In

3774 Konnoak Drive,
Winston-Salem, NC 27127

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Thunderbird Drive-In

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Located on S. Main Street at Konnoak Drive SW. The Skyview Drive-In was opened in 1948. It was operated by B & B Theatres from 1961. In 1966 it was renamed Thunderbird Drive-In with a car capacity listed at 600 cars. ABC Southeast Theatres operated the drive-in from 1975 until its closing.

The Thunderbird closed in the mid-1980’s and has since been demolished. There is a new subdivision where the drive-in once stood.

Contributed by Chuck

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 27, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Charlotte also had a Thunderbird Drive-in.An ABC THEATRE too. I visted it after it closed very nice.

leeestrada
leeestrada on October 9, 2011 at 10:26 am

My mom lives across the street from where it was, yep all new small houses from $85K

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 9, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Previously called the Skyview from 1948 until 1966.

papa420
papa420 on January 10, 2016 at 7:50 pm

Roger Katz Skyview was on Highway 421
Winston Salem, NC 27101, ThunderBird theater was on Konnak Dr, they are not the same

papa420
papa420 on January 10, 2016 at 7:53 pm

Thunder Bird theater drive in
Closed down

3774 Konnoak Dr.
Winston Salem, NC 27127

Express Code: nctthu4 Status: closed Season:
Year Built:
Screens: 1 Car Capacity: 600 Acres:
Opening Date:
First Movie:

Site: torn down Details: Now occupied by houses

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on May 23, 2017 at 12:04 pm

There’s a gorgeous aerial shot, circa 2000, of the forest reclaiming the old Thunderbird site.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/48793782@N08/5353603424/

The poster wrote that it was on Konnoak Drive right before it meets South Main Street.

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