West Side Drive-in

125 Narrows Road,
Larksville, PA 18651

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West Side Drive-in

The West Side Drive-In was opened July 17, 1955. 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.

rivest266
rivest266 on July 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm

July 17th, 1955 grand opening ad in photo section.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 4, 2017 at 11:20 pm

Narrows Rd at Clearview Dr
Larksville, PA 18651

TomMc11
TomMc11 on May 31, 2017 at 10:42 am

As of May 31st, 2017 it appears nothing has been done to the property at all.

jwmovies
jwmovies on January 24, 2019 at 2:19 am

The address for this theater was 125 Narrows Rd. Larksville PA 18651. Though overgrown, most ramps and the concession stand foundation are still visible.

Please update.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on March 29, 2019 at 9:11 am

From the Sept. 10, 1955 issue of Billboard:

“The West Side Drive-In, Kingston Corner, Pa., between Kingston and Plymouth, Pa., on Route 11, was opened recently. It has a 1,000-car capacity and is operated by Tom Walker, Comerford Theaters, Robert Rowland and Charles Stecker.”

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