Drive-In Theater Coming To Kinston

Two sisters suffering from what they call culture shock are on their way to opening a drive in movie theater in Lenoir County.

Penny Larson and her sister Pamela Kinney moved to Eastern Carolina from New Hampshire two years ago and were disappointed to find no drive-in movie theaters.

The sisters say after some research they found a spot they believe is ideal. A 12-acre site across from the Unifi-Dupont plant on Highway 11 a few miles north of Kinston. Earlier this month, the Lenoir County planning board approved a special use permit for this site, allowing the project to proceed. The drive-in is projected to open the summer of 2006.