2013 Season runs March thru December
Henderson, NC April 4, 2013 – Another season is underway at the Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre. Owners Mark & Jennifer Frank are preparing for another year of blockbuster movies on their BIG screen located on Business Rte. 1 in Henderson, North Carolina.
”We are excited to be here providing affordable family entertainment” said Mark Frank co-owner of the Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre. The theatre originally opened on July 15, 1949 and has run continually since then under different owners. In December 2011, Mark and Jennifer purchased the Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre. “I remember coming here every weekend in the summer of 2008 and learning about the drive-in business” says Mark before the purchase of another outdoor located in Virginia. The Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre boasts a 40ft x 80ft screen with a full menu of food in the concession building. “A family can come enjoy dinner and a movie at affordable prices”, says Jennifer. The theatre runs a double feature each weekend, often newly released movies, as well as hosts several holiday and special events throughout the season.
The first drive-in showed its first movie on June 6, 1933 in Camden, NJ, so the invention of the drive-in turns 80 years old this year. Mark and Jennifer are excited to continue this family friendly tradition. The Franks purchased their first outdoor theatre in 2009 in Keysville, Virginia. They are both members of United Drive-In Theatre Owners Association (UDITOA).
The Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre is located at 3336 Raleigh Road in Henderson, North Carolina. The theatre season runs from March 1st till December 31st every weekend with expanded schedule in the summer months. More information can be found on their website www.raleighroaddrivein.com