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North Carolina Drive-Ins

North Carolina was once one of the Top 10 drive-in states in the country as measured by numbers with more than 200 drive-ins. Since then however, they have suffered one of the highest closing rates in the country. Presently, only 5 drive-ins remain open in North Carolina with several closings in the last 10 years. Hopefully, those 5 remaining drive-ins will continue to operate for a long time to come.

Open Drive-ins

Badin Road Drive-in
2411 Badin Road
Albemarle, NC 28001

The Badin Road Drive-in was originally built in 1948. It was closed in the 1980's but was repaired, revived and the re-opened in 1994 and has been go...more about Badin Road Drive-in
Eden Drive-in Theater
106 Fireman Club Road
Eden, NC 27288

The Eden Drive-in was open in 1949 and has been operating ever since. It is a single screen theater with a 200 car capacity. They provide audio by F...more about Eden Drive-in Theater
Raleigh Road Outdoor Theater
3336 Raleigh Road
Henderson, NC 27537

The Raleigh Road Outdoor Theater was opened way back in 1949 and has been open ever since. They have a single screen with a 265 car capacity. They a...more about Raleigh Road Outdoor Theater
Hounds Drive-in
114 Raven Circle
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

While drive-ins continue to close, the new Hounds Drive-in was built from the ground up and opened in 2016. The owners, who also own and operate a ca...more about Hounds Drive-in
Sunset Drive-in
3935 West Dixon Boulevard
Shelby, NC 28152

The Sunset Drive-in was opened in 1955 and has a car capacity of about 300 cars. It is open seasonally, weekends only, May thru October.more about Sunset Drive-in

Permanantly Closed Drive-ins

Belmont Drive-in
314 McAdenville Road
Belmont, NC 28012


Bessemer Kings Mountain Drive-in

Bessemer City, NC 28016


Starlite Drive-in
2523 East Club Boulevard
Durham, NC 27704


Bright Leaf Drive-in
150 N. Andy Griffith Parkway
Mount Airy, NC 27030


Bel-Air Drive-in
5153 Reidsville Road
Walkertown, NC 27051


Waynesville Drive-in
1823 Asheville Road
Waynesville, NC 28786


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