Drive-in Theaters

Hotshot Eastbound (1956), taken at a drive-in theater in Iaeger, West Virginia, was used in O. Winston Link's book Steam, Steel & Stars.
Drive-in theater in Iaeger, West Virginia, by O. Winston Link

Drive-in movie theaters in West Virginia have dwindled in number though the screen-buildings and backboards for many still exist throughout the Mountain State and may be considered viable venues for restoration.

Drive-in theaters were popular across largely rural West Virginia where cities were few and the construction of expensive indoor movie theaters was prohibitively expense. The continued to survive longest in rural areas.

See also: Amphitheaters

Meadow Bridge Drive-In
17974 WV-20-
Meadow Bridge, WV 25976
304-484-7878

Pipestem Drive-In
4572 Hinton Road
Athens, WV 24712
304-384-7382