Bright Leaf Drive-In

Highway 11 N. at Highland Avenue,
Kinston, NC 28501

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The Bright Leaf Drive-In was opened by 1955. Operated by Stewart & Everett, it was demolished around 1975.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on January 4, 2012 at 3:42 am

In the early 1970s the Bright Leaf was Kinston’s mainstream drive-in, showing typical drive-in films (not X-rated adult films). The other drive-in in Kinston at the time, the North 11 Drive-In near Graingers, was showing only X-rated movies. The Bright Leaf shut down because Stewart & Everett decided to take over a failed indoor theater at Kinston Plaza; this left the North 11 Drive-In as the last drive-in standing in Kinston and Lenoir County.

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