North 11 Drive-In

3475 NC 11 North,
Kinston, NC 28501

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North 11 Drive-In

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The North 11 Drive-In was Kinston’s last surviving drive-in theater, operating until about 1980. Throughout the 1970’s, it was Kinston and Lenoir County’s only dedicated adult theater, showing X-rated films exclusively. The North 11 Drive-In was located on NC Highway 11 North just south of Graingers, with the southern end of Smith Colony Road terminating at the theater entrance. All that remained of the North 11 Drive-In for many years was its marquee (an inverted trapezoid-shaped sign), driveway and ticket booth. These vanished in 2014.

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NightHawk1 on December 18, 2012 at 12:55 am

A few years after switching to porn, the North 11 Drive-In put up high-powered lights along the side facing Highway 11; this was done to block free viewing of the XXX films playing (the screen previously was visible to northbound traffic).

NightHawk1 on June 17, 2014 at 6:37 am

The last remnants of the North 11 Drive-In (marquee and ticket booth) have been demolished.

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