Wheel-In Motor Movie Drive-In

210 Theatre Road,
Port Townsend, WA 98368

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Wheel-In Motor Movie Drive-In

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The Wheel-In Motor Movie Drive-In was built in 1952 with one screen and a capacity for 154 cars. It remains open today. A new screen was installed in early-summer of 2017.

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TLSLOEWS on March 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm

And it is still open!!!!!!!

SteveSwanson on September 30, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I made 2 visits for the 2012 season, still one of my favorite drive-ins. It is the smallest DI in the state, official capacity is 154 cars based off the speaker poles. The website is: ptwheelinmotormovie.com

Chris1982 on October 12, 2014 at 8:41 am

Need to update their website The drive-in has made the conversion to digital projection.

KenLayton on October 12, 2014 at 6:08 pm

They are doing a Halloween triple feature of classic horror movies: Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

NeonMichael on May 12, 2017 at 6:20 pm

The 1955-56 Theatre Catalog listed it with a capacity of 320, which can’t have been accurate. Could it be that it was including the seats in the Wheel-In’s indoor viewing area?

From its first listing in the IMPAs into the 1970s, the Wheel-In was given a capacity of 200. By 1982, it was down to 190.

KenLayton on May 24, 2017 at 4:36 am

Theater is temporarily closed until July 1 (approx) for installation of a new screen. Looks like it’ll be a very short season for them this year.

KenLayton on July 6, 2017 at 4:48 am

I guess it’s taking longer than expected. They still have not opened yet for the season.

davidcoppock on July 6, 2017 at 8:18 am

Interesting name!!

KenLayton on July 29, 2017 at 3:47 pm

Still have not yet opened for the season.

TomMc11 on August 9, 2017 at 12:51 am

According to their Facebook page they are opening up this Thursday, August 10th with a double feature of Guardians of the Galaxy and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

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