Waco Drive-In

2221 S. Slocumb Street,
Goldsboro, NC 27530

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Waco Drive-In

The Waco Drive-In was opened by 1951. It closed in 1984 or 1985. Now reverted to farmland.

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MichaelKilgore on June 4, 2024 at 6:23 pm

No present-day address is perfect for the Waco site is perfect, but I think 2221 S. Slocumb is a bit closer.

The Raleigh News and Observer noted on Jan. 16, 1952 that Goldsboro’s Waco Drive-In Theatre had suffered a break-in, with a loss of about $135 in candy, cigarettes, and cigars.

Later that year, manager Starkey Howard distributed copies of “A Driver’s Prayer,” published by the North Carolina department of motor vehicles, to all Waco patrons, according to the Aug. 9, 1952 issue of Boxoffice.

The drive-in was included in a 1958 topo map. Aerial photos show that someone added three or four rows to the narrow viewing field between 1959 and 1977. Photos show it intact in 1983, overgrown but with the screen still up in 1993, and the entire site razed by 1997.

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