Free passes for predicting the 1955 Oscar winners! The Charlotte News
Free passes for predicting the 1955 Oscar winners! The Charlotte News

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1955: Oscar winner prediction meant free movie pass

Maria David

mdavid@charlotteobserver.com

February 24, 2017 6:00 AM

So many “dinner and a movie” choices in March of 1955, including a chance to win a free pass from The Plaza Theatre! Check out the images straight from the pages of the Charlotte News. Hmm, I wonder how many of the movies can be found on TCM. (Want more Retro Movie Theatres? Click here. )

I love that the Manor Theatre is still showing movies... The Charlotte News
Audrey Hepburn. Spencer Tracy! The Charlotte News
The Belvedere building still stands on Rozzelle’s Ferry Rd. - it’s now home to Belvedere Family Dentistry. The Charlotte News
Plenty of drive-ins here in the ‘50s. The Charlotte News
A variety show at Radio Center on South Blvd. The Charlotte News
“Just beyond,” “one and a half miles beyond,” and “just a frog’s hop away from” East High School on Old Monroe Road. My very unscientific calculation puts it near McAlpine Greenway entrance. Anybody know? The Charlotte News
Curb service! The Charlotte News
The Pineville Drive-In opened in Feb, 1950, “three miles from Morehead street on the Pineville road and is just minutes away from any part of the city by way of Independence Boulevard.” (South 21 drive-in theatre was owned by the same person) The Charlotte News
A matinee ticket cost 60 cents in 1955, sigh. The Charlotte News
El Morocco was on Wilkinson near Mulberry Church Road. The Charlotte News
The Thrift was on Mount Holly Road “about four miles from Charlotte.” The Charlotte News
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