New Drive-In Opens In The Carolinas

Stateline drive-in theater screen and empty lot

photo from the Stateline Movie Time web site

Great news! A new drive-in has opened in Tabor City NC, just northeast of the South Carolina border. The Stateline Movie Time is the brainchild of Sherry Barnes, and she told her story to WWAY, Wilmington’s News Leader.

“I believe the Good Lord put this idea in my head,” Barnes said. “I would have never thought of it on my own.”

She says she did just about everything herself including building the housing for the projector, installing the projector, designing and painting the screen, leveling the ground, and setting up the sound system. And all along, it was about giving back and giving thanks after a long recovery from an auto accident.

“I don’t expect to make a lot of money; that’s not the issue here,” Barnes said. “The issue is a wholesome family environment.”

I’m impressed that this shoestring-looking operation is running a digital projector and showing some fairly fresh movies. Here’s hoping that the Stateline grows and prospers for many years to come.