Big A Drive-In

3001 Kilborne Drive,
Charlotte, NC 28205

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Previously operated by: Dixie Drive-In Theatres

Previous Names: Albemarle Road Drive-In

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Big A Drive-In

The Albermarle Road Drive-In opened on September 29, 1949 with Rod Cameron in “The Plunderers”. It was operated by Harris Robinson and Dixie Drive-In Theatres Ct. On September 21, 1973 it was renamed the Big A Drive-In when the road name was changed to Central Avenue. It operated into the late-1970’s and has since been demolished. A church now operates on the site.

Contributed by Mark Huffstetler

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 5, 2010 at 4:08 am

Thanks drakeg 1959.

drakeg59 on May 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm

we lived down the street behind the theater, so we saw a lot of free movies……

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 5, 2010 at 11:52 pm

Man, i would ave loved to be that close to a Drive-in. Have a friend here in Augusta and the WEIS DRIVE-In supplied entertainment for a whole row of houses. During the summer, families would set up yard chairs and enjoy the movies and he said for the most part you could hear fine.

rchris4434 on November 3, 2010 at 1:32 pm

It was actually called the Albemarle Rd Drive-in even though Albemarle Rd was about a mile or so away.

Until recently, 2009, the perimeter aluminum fence still stood next to the church.

This is the first place I ever saw the Beatles in a short film just before they made it big. I was 7 or 8.

This was before the film “A Summer Place”

jwmovies on September 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 3001 Kilborne Drive.

davidcoppock on August 16, 2019 at 6:12 pm

Was the A short for Albermarle?

kennerado on December 25, 2019 at 12:09 pm

Calvary Christian Church of the Apostolic Faith now occupies the site.

rivest266 on January 22, 2020 at 12:50 am

Renamed Big A Drive-In effective September 21st, 1973.

jwmovies on January 16, 2023 at 5:14 pm

Per comments above, now Calvary Church @ 3001 Kilborne Dr.

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