Starlite Drive-in

2367 Statesville Road,
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

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Previously operated by: Statesville Theater Corp.

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Starlite Drive-in

The Starlite Drive-In was opened by 1953 and was operated by A.F. Sams Jr. of Statesville Theatre Corp. It was still running in 1963.

This drive-in was located on Stateville Road (US 421 Business) just north of the US 421 intersection across from what is now Hunter Road.

Contributed by Matthew Mandarano

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Mmandarano on September 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm

This was actyally Starlite Drive-in. Checked with a family member who grew up in the area.

MichaelKilgore on April 14, 2024 at 2:35 pm

A good address for the Starlite would be 2367 Statesville Rd, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, the address of the Family Dollar store that sits where the viewing field had been.

And here’s a note I just had to share, from Boxoffice, May 23, 1953:

“Chicken night, staged in conjunction with bingo, once a week, is a real box-office stimulant at the Starlite Drive-In, North Wilkesboro, N.C. The attraction was introduced recently by Manager Jack Pardue and gives patrons a chance to take home a fresh chicken for their Sunday dinner. Before showtime, the chickens are released in the play area. All the patrons have to do is catch them, kill them, roast them and dinner’s ready - come'n get it.”

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