Charlotte area drive-in movie fans have fewer opportunities this year. There is only one drive-in theater currently operating — Badin Road Drive-in, in Albemarle.
Two other drive-ins announced permanent closures this winter.
In February, Hound’s Drive-In, in Kings Mountain, which enjoyed great success during the pandemic, announced that it was permanently closing. In the announcement, the owner said that he wanted to spend more time with his young son. He also cited the denial by Cleveland County Commissioners to approve a necessary zoning change. The zoning change referred to was for a potential new site for the drive-in. According to Spectrum News, Brown sold the current site to Albemarle Corporation, a lithium provider, for $40 million.
Sunset Drive-In, in Shelby, which didn’t operate in 2021, announced on Facebook in early March that it’s closing due to the retirement of the person running it. The announcement included an email address, email@example.com, for anyone interested in the business.
So that leaves Badin Road Drive-In. Keep reading for our weekly update on Badin Road, where we’ll list what movies they’re showing, along with other details.
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In addition the drive-in, there are often pop-up outdoor movies throughout the Charlotte region. If you scroll down you’ll see a calendar of all of them.
Badin Road Drive-In
Badin Road Drive-In
2411 Badin Rd
44 miles from Charlotte
Shows Friday and Saturday nights, unless otherwise noted.
Cost: $7 per adult, $5 per child age 6-11, free for kids under 6. Cash only.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the movie starts at dusk.
Badin Road Drive-in shows two double feature (usually) every Friday and Saturday, one on each of the two screens. They accept cash only, but there’s an ATM available.
April 14 and 15
- Super Mario Brothers
- Dungeons and Dragons
- Scream 6
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