West Side Drive-in

139 Narrows Road,
Larksville, PA 18551

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I don’t ever recall this drive-in being open for business, having lived in the area my entire 25 years. I am incredibly interested in any information available about this drive-in.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 14, 2007 at 12:45 pm

Here is part of a 2/25/99 article from the Wilkes Barre Times-Leader. You have to pay a couple of bucks to the paper if you want to read the rest:

LT. GOV. PLANTS SEEDS FOR NEW PROGRAMS FORMER DRIVE-IN THEATER WILL BE THE SITE OF AN ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM AND RECREATION FACILITIES

Source: JOHN DECKER and JOE HEALEY; Times Leader Staff Writers
WILKES-BARRE- A former Larksville drive-in theater is being resurrected in hopes it will again attract young people. The West Side Drive-in will be the site of an adventure center for students and others in the Wyoming Valley West community. Lt. Gov. Mark Schweiker on Wednesday announced a $100,000 grant to build a domed facility that will house the district’s alternative education program and recreational facilities for district residents. Schweiker also announced funding

Published on February 25, 1999, Page 1A, Times Leader, The (Wilkes Barre, PA)

str8bourbon
str8bourbon on October 12, 2008 at 4:58 am

This single screen drive-in was definitely operating during the 1980s when I went to Wyoming Valley West High School. The school bus drove past every day, and when I got my drivers license, I went there several times with friends. I think Top Gun & Pretty in Pink was one double bill.

Since they charged admission per person, I even did the old “sneak 2 friends in the trunk” game. Dad’s 1977 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham had a trunk the size of a studio apartment! Ah the good old days.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 13, 2008 at 3:42 pm

In 1975 the West Side Drive-in had a capacity for 891 cars.

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