Villa Heights Drive-In

2031 Newton Drive,
Statesville, NC 28677

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Villa Heights Drive-In

The Villa Heights Drive-In was opened on May 10, 1948 with Dorothy Lamour in “The Hurricane”. It was owned and operated by the Cline family. It was located on the Old Hickory Highway in west Statesville, N.C.

The Cline family operated the theatre until 1960, when it was leased to Statesville Theatre Corporation. It was closed in 1977.

Contributed by Robert M. Cline

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Denny Pine
Denny Pine on August 30, 2018 at 7:55 am

Grand opening was May 10, 1948 with “The Hurricane”, starring Dorothy Lamour and Jon Hall.

davidcoppock on August 30, 2018 at 9:33 am

Possibly closed in 1980?

Kenmore on August 30, 2018 at 1:28 pm

You can still make out the ramps and foundation for the concession stand/projector booth. From the aerial photos, the property was mostly abandoned by the 1990s until 2008 when a residential or commercial structure was built.

rivest266 on September 6, 2023 at 4:23 pm

Newspaper listings for the Villa Heights ended in 1977, just before the Gateway cinemas opened.

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