Tar Heel Drive-In

10102 S. Main Street,
Archdale, NC 27263

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Previously operated by: Piedmont Drive-Ins

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Tar Heel Drive-In

Located in the Archdale district to the south of High Point. The Tar Heel Drive-In opened on July 12, 1950 with Esther Williams in “Fiesta”. It was operated by Max Reinhardt Exhibitors Services. The car capacity was listed at 300. It started showing adult movies in the late-1970’s. This drive-in was later operated by Piedmont Theatres.

The Tar Heel Drive-In closed in 1985.

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raysson on January 17, 2012 at 11:41 am

A Lot of Blockbuster movies played at the Tar Heel Drive In during the mid-1950’s through the early-to-mid 1970’s before the once great drive-in succumbed to the level of showing “XXX” rated films in the late-1970’s and early 1980’s.

STAR WARS played here at the Tar Heel Drive-In Theatre during many of it’s re-releases on July 21,1978. It was the only time that this movie played as a re-release in the greater High Point and Archdale areas.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

thanks raysson,noticed a lot drive-ins in N.C. seem to go the triple X route towards the end.Sad.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

wasn’t listed in my 1956 Motion Picture Almanac.

jwmovies on December 18, 2012 at 11:58 am

Above address is WAY, WAY off!

Approx. address for this drive-in was 10102 South Main Street, near Tar Heel Dr.

Here’s another drive-in that looked problematic when showing XXX given where the screen was located…

Mikey8s on March 21, 2017 at 12:26 pm

The screen of this drive-in was hidden from view by cedar trees, but drivers coming down the hill on Hwy 311 had a clear view and probably caused an accident or two during the X-rated movie showings. Later, after the drive-in was demolished, the site served as a place for evangelistic tent revivals. A shopping center is presently there. And to set the record straight, it was at the corner of what is now Commanche Drive and Main Street.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on March 21, 2017 at 12:39 pm

The address is:

10102 S Main St
Archdale, NC 27263

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