Choco Drive-In

US-17 Business and US 17,
Chocowinity, NC 27817

200 cars

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The Choco Drive-In was opened by 1948. Floyd Cox owned the Choco Drive-In by 1955 and into the 1960’s. Capacity was for 200 cars. Chocowinity means "fish of many waters".

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jwmovies on December 27, 2014 at 4:16 pm

This drive-in was located south of town on Hwy 17 (now US 17 Business). It was approximately ¼ mile north of what is now the intersection of US 17 & US 17 Business. Look for the buildings to the right. This was a very small theater.

MichaelKilgore on January 28, 2018 at 6:03 pm

The “Cho Co”, capacity 200 and owned by Floyd Cox, was in the first Theatre Catalog list for its 1948-49 edition. It morphed into the “Cho-Co” by 1955-56 but otherwise stayed the same.

The “Choco Cho”, capacity 200 and owned by Floyd Cox, was in the first International Motion Picture Almanac list for its 1951-52 edition. The IMPA eventually changed the listing to Choco, but otherwise kept it the same through 1963. The Choco was off the list for good by the 1966 edition.

Kenmore on January 29, 2018 at 9:47 am

JWmovies is right about the address. You can use US 17 Business & US 17 Business, Chocowinity, NC. The drive-in was about ¼ mile north on the east side of US 17 Business.

Today, it appears to be private property with only one of the entrance roads remaining from the drive-in.

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