Park Drive-In

4421 Lawndale Drive,
Greensboro, NC 27455

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Park Drive-In

The Park Drive-In opened in 1955. Car capacity was listed at 400. The drive-In closed in 1975 and has since been demolished.

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rivest266 on July 31, 2012 at 6:59 am

This opened on July 7th, 1950. Grand opening ad posted in photo section.

Mmandarano on September 17, 2013 at 11:54 am

Land is still there unoccupied. Completely grown up with trees and no remnants on the drive-in available. In an aerial photo from 1993, you can faintly mark out the classic drive-in layout, though it is still grown up. The theater was right off of Lawndale north of Orman Road. There’s a BP and nail place across the street.

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on March 21, 2017 at 2:45 am

Barring the possibility of a typo, this ozoner’s name may have had an alternate spelling of:

Park Drive Inn Theatre

See the photos I’ve just posted of an old promotional matchbook (the green colored one) on which the theatre’s name is printed with the aforementioned spelling:–

MichaelKilgore on December 11, 2019 at 9:46 am

The Oct. 7, 1950 issue of Boxoffice ran a full-page feature of the new Park Drive-In, tucked “deep in the pines of the Guilford Battleground Park near Greensboro”. Its surrounding forest meant that no fencing was needed. The article also featured the Park’s “concession talk-back system”. Patrons could order food by depressing “a small lever on the side of his speaker” and speaking with the switchboard operator in the concession building.

kennerado on December 12, 2019 at 3:51 am

The site where the drive-in was now appears to be part of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, so I don’t think anything will be built in it’s place.

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