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please post them if you get the time stardust!
would love to see them stardust
Some of the best photos I’ve seen on here!
One of the things I remember most about Texas during my stay there in the summer of 1991, lots and lots of open land and lots and lots of abandoned drive ins, even explored a few of them!
There is a cool night time video on youtube for this drive in. The guy in the video climbs the back of the screen!
That has to be the worst eyesore for a homeowner ever!
I’m sure this is the cinemaplex I saw “Oh, Heavenly Dog” at in the summer of 1980, I was vacationing from WV with my parents and we always stayed with my brother, wife and their children. My sister-in-law took me and my nice and nephew to the movies and we had a choice of “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Oh, Heavenly Dog”. “The Shining” was also playing, as I remember the one sheet scared the heck out of me at the time. My niece and nephew had already seen “empire” a few times already, and although I was dying to see it, I was outvoted and we saw the chevy chase movie instead!!
Shame that the old creepy photo of this drive in was removed!
Theater Owners Corporation owned the Crab Orchard drive in in 1955
recently found out the Jur closed in 1964
The Martin interior looks almost exactly like the Boone theatre in Whitesville WV I frequented as a child
would love to hear any of your stories kc!
I would love to see a movie on a curved screen just like this one!
lots of great photos in the photo section!
I’ve done the same for movie posters Mike! lol
In the photo section Chuck, one of the pics I posted in the summer, should be the 1st one I think, the building that once housed the Liberty theatre is the building to the extreme right of the photo.
If you see this photo Chuck, what used to be the Liberty theatre is the building to the extreme right of the photo
Hello Chuck! The Liberty theatre was on the same block as the boone theatre (it was always the boone). There was just literally a couple of buildings that seperated the 2 theatres. Whitesville was a booming town back in the day. My uncle was a projectionist at the liberty theatre in the 50’s and early 60’s. From what he told me, the liberty closed in the early 70’s and became home to a bowling alley for several years. I remember the bowling alley for sure. After the bowling alley, it became a antique furniture store for 10-15 years, most recently, it became an auction house on fridays and saturdays. The building is still standing and in great shape. Thanks for the info on the JUR.
amazing how nature can reclaim in just a few years!
cool looking tower, looks ancient!
very cool marquee!
yep, had to have closed in late ‘79 or '80. Escape from Alcatraz came out in '79
Hey Chuck, since your doing some research on WV theatres and drive ins this week, see if you can find any more info on the JUR drive in at Sylvester, WV. I uploaded that one back in July and would love to find out more about it!