South 29 Drive-In

4110 Wilkinson Boulevard,
Charlotte, NC 28208

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Previously operated by: Dixie Drive-In Theatres, H.B. Meiselman Theaters

Previous Names: Drive-In

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South 29 Drive-In

The Drive-In was the first drive-in theatre in the Carolinas. It was opened by Ed Harris on July 24, 1940 with Ginger Rogers in “Vivacious Lady” and held 438 cars. It was later renamed South 29 Drive-In. It closed in 1986.

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Susan Walker
Susan Walker on May 26, 2011 at 12:22 am

Towards the end the South 29 showed nothing but porn. Various businesses, including a satellite branch of the police dept., now sit on the land where the drive-in was.

davidcoppock on January 31, 2020 at 5:05 am

Also opened with a “Disney cartoon(Hawaiian holiday)” and a “sport reel(diving rhythm)”.

50sSNIPES on June 9, 2023 at 2:51 am

Once known as “Charlotte Drive-In”.

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