I-77 Drive-In

1005 Salisbury Road,
Statesville, NC 28625

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I-77 Drive-In

The I-77 Drive-in was located right beside I-77 and the entrance was off Salisbury Road in Statesville.

The I-77 Drive-In was opened June 22, 1972 with Sean Connery in “Diamonds are Forever”. It closed at the end of the 1986 season.

Currently, all drive-in related buildings and the screen have been demolished. In an aerial view you can see the classic drive-in shape of the property and a good idea where the screen once was. The property was being used for storage container storage and in January 2019 was being transormed into a car dealership.

Contributed by Matthew Mandarano

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Mmandarano on September 13, 2013 at 8:09 am

Here’s some footage from 1991 of the drive-in, before everything was demolished: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gELpZw2Zoaw

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 13, 2013 at 7:54 pm

I walked the lot once it was closed I guess back in the ninties, never found a thing….took pictures….

NYozoner on December 1, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Does anyone know about a Statesville Drive-In, probably open in the late 1940s or early 1950s?

Denny Pine
Denny Pine on August 30, 2018 at 10:14 am

Grand opening was June 22, 1972 with “Diamonds Are Forever”, starring Sean Connery…followed by “Support Your Local Sheriff”, starring James Garner

Mmandarano on January 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm

This property, which has continued to look like a drive-in property with the ramps in tact off I-77 since closure, is currently being developed into a car dealership for Randy Marion.

Mmandarano on February 5, 2021 at 8:46 pm

A Randy Marion car dealership now occupies the property.

rivest266 on September 6, 2023 at 6:44 pm

Last season: 1986.

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