South 11 Drive-In

603 Greenville Boulevard Southwest,
Greenville, NC 27834

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South 11 Drive-In

The first drive-in theater in the Greenville area, the South 11 Drive-In opened about 1949 and was operated by William S. Briggs. It was located at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Greenville Boulevard Southwest, at that time far south of the Greenville city limits. The South 11 Drive-In Theatre closed in the early-1960’s, around the same time the Tice Drive-In opened further south on Memorial Drive (in what is now part of Winterville).

It was demolished shortly after closing and an Esso station was built where the screen and ticket booth were located. The site is now occupied by the former AutoMax used-car dealership, a Hess gas station, and several other businesses.

Years after the South 11 Drive-In was demolished, two multiplex theaters were built nearby: the Plitt Quad/Carmike Carolina East 4 (1980-2001) and the Greenville Grande Stadium 14 (opened 2007).

Contributed by NightHawk1

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jwmovies
jwmovies on December 2, 2012 at 9:44 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 603 Greenville Boulevard Southwest.

Kris4077
Kris4077 on March 31, 2019 at 6:55 pm

The link below is to a picture of the South 11 Drive In Theater in the 1954 East Carolina University Year Book:

https://lib.digitalnc.org/record/27920?ln=en#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=193&r=0&xywh=581%2C2019%2C1408%2C1286

Kris4077
Kris4077 on March 31, 2019 at 7:03 pm

Another link 1955 ECU yearbook:

https://lib.digitalnc.org/record/27894?ln=en#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=237&r=0&xywh=100%2C-837%2C2477%2C4591

Kris4077
Kris4077 on March 31, 2019 at 7:44 pm

And another 1956 ECU yearbook:

https://lib.digitalnc.org/record/27904?ln=en#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=287&r=0&xywh=-29%2C-597%2C2549%2C4724

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