Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Summer 2019 61 T he Moon-Glo Outdoor eatre — today's Raleigh Road Outdoor eatre — opened in Henderson in 1949, the same year singer Bruce Springsteen of "Born in the USA" fame, actress Meryl Streep of the ‡lm "Out of Africa," and Don Johnson of TV's long-running "Miami Vice" were born. ey're all still at work, as is that North Carolina drive-in, said to be the oldest operating one remaining in the Tar Heel State. Gone are the crackling speaker boxes of the 1950s and the steamy late-night adult —icks. Today, owners Mark and Jennifer Frank are at the helm (since 2011), and the on-screen fare is decidedly family-oriented, as was the recent double-feature, Disney's "Aladdin" and "Dumbo," tamer in fact than the ‡rst feature to —ash on the that era's 36-by-48-foot screen, 1944's "Ali-Baba & e Forty ieves." So, kick back on that front-row blanket, or drop the pickup's tailgate for a better view, or simply recline in those front-row bucket seats and enjoy the —icks, after that stop at the concession stand for some movie-theater popcorn of course. Barry Griggs of Oxford selling tickets for Saturday night's double feature. Opened July 15, 1949, as the Moon-Glo Theatre, the Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre in Henderson, owned by Mark and Jennifer Frank, is one of only a handful of drive-in theaters still in operation in North Carolina. Photographs by Bob Karp Picture This A story told mostly in photographs Movies by moonlight

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