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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KenLayton on October 12, 2014 at 10:08 am

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 10:20 am

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 23, 2017 at 8:36 pm

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 5, 2017 at 8:48 pm

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

davidcoppock on July 6, 2017 at 12:18 am

Interesting name!!

KenLayton on July 29, 2017 at 7:47 am

Still have not yet opened for the season.

TomMc11 on August 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm

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.

KenLayton on August 19, 2017 at 10:46 pm

Their website has vanished. This is all I get:

HTTP Error 404. The requested resource is not found.

As far as I know, they did not open.

Trolleyguy on August 20, 2017 at 7:40 am

I called their phone line and heard a long announcement about how they were now in their second week of being open. Also 2 different movies than what TomMc11 posted. I think they’re open.

stevenj on August 20, 2017 at 12:33 pm

According to the PTGuide.com website they are showing Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight. Says their website is temporarily down.


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