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West Virginia Drive-in Theaters

West Virginia got a late start as a drive-in state but gained ground quickly. By the mid 1950's the state had around 75 drive-in theaters. Most have closed and gone dark as has happened elsewhere. Currently, West Virginia has 6 remaining drive-ins.

Open Drive-in

Pipestem Drive-in
572 Hinton Rd
Athens, WV 24712

The Pipestem Drive-in is a single screen drive-in movie theater located in Athens, West Virginia which is located in the southern part of the state no...more about Pipestem Drive-in
Hilltop Drive-in
Rt 8 & 208
Chester, WV 26034

The Hilltop Drive-in is a single screen drive-in theater located in Chester, West Virginia. It opened in 1950 and operated until it went dark in 1984...more about Hilltop Drive-in
Warner Drive-in Cultural and Resource Center
3169 Petersburg Pike
Franklin, WV 26807

Warner's drive-in was opened in 1953 and operated until closing in 2014 due to the inability of being able to afford the cost to go digital. However,...more about Warner Drive-in Cultural and Resource Center
Meadow Bridge Drive-in
17974 WV-20
Meadow Bridge, WV 25976

West Virginia's smallest drive-in, the Meadow Bridge Drive-in, was built in 1953 with a capacity for only 180 cars. And yet it still features one of t...more about Meadow Bridge Drive-in
The Starlite Drive-in
Oak Hill, WV 25901

The Starlite Drive-in is a single screen drive-in movie theater located in Oak Hill, West Virginia. It was built from the ground up and opened on Jun...more about The Starlite Drive-in
Sunset Drive-in
2643 Horners Run Rd
Shinston, WV 26431

The Sunset Drive-in is a single screen drive-in theater located in Shinston, West Virginia. The Sunset drive-in is now the oldest remaining drive-in ...more about Sunset Drive-in

Permanantly Closed Drive-ins

Glen Dale Drive-in
1614 Wheeling Avenue
Glen Dale, WV 26038

Grafton Drive-in
160 Drive In Road
Grafton, WV 26354

Mount Zion Drive-in
7540 S Calhoun Hwy
Mount Zion, WV 26151

The Mount Zion Drive-in has been closed since the 2015 season. However, the owners are currently trying to raise the funds needed to convert it to di...more about Mount Zion Drive-in
Jungle Drive-in
6600 Old St Mary's Pike
Parkersburg, WV 26104

Pineville Drive-in
88 Pinnacle Ave
Pineville, WV 24874