Wheel-In Motor Movie

210 Theatre Road,
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Showing 6 comments

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)

Chris1982 on October 12, 2014 at 8:41 am

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

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

TLSLOEWS on March 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 19, 2011 at 3:37 am

I have it parking 200 cars and owned by E.E.Thompson in 1956.Pity there are no more comments after such a long time.

rodeojack on October 2, 2005 at 9:46 pm

The Wheel-In Motor Movie is truely one of the finest examples of a family-owned community drive-in. It was built in 1952 and is currently owned by the Daughter and Son In-Law of the founding family.

Since the theatre was built, little has changed. The concession stand was remodeled in 1970 to add counter space for pizza and sandwich sales. However, the original restaurant booths still sit under the large picture windows, the original popcorn machine is still in use (though on its 2nd kettle), the 30 seat viewing room is in service and the original dial telephone hangs on the wall.

The theatre’s projection room has been upgraded somewhat… the carbon arc lamps are gone, and a projector was installed that was better suited to run continuously through a double feature. The drive-in has FM stereo sound, which is common these days. However, the original 1952 RCA sound system is still fully functional, meticulously maintained and in operation every night.

Pictures of the Wheel-In are available at our web site,
You’ll find the Wheel-In’s link in the upper left-hand frame.