Glen Dale Drive-In

Route 2,
Glen Dale, WV 26038

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Glen Dale Drive-In

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The Glen Dale Drive-In has been operating since at least 1950.

It operates a flea market on Sundays to help increase revenue, and keep it going.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 29, 2009 at 8:56 am

If attendance doesn’t increase, the Glen Dale Drive-In might have to close according to this story.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on April 4, 2010 at 11:54 am

I stopped by in March 2010. The drive-in is pretty rundown and was still closed for the season.

Marquee: View link

Ticket booth: View link

Screen: View link

reelman
reelman on April 3, 2012 at 6:40 pm

I have been operating the 35mm movie projector at the Glendale Drive In for 25 years. I was trained by John Ramser, the late owner. He loved running the movies and always kept the equipment operating because he liked seeing young children and their parents come to the outdoor movies and enjoy themselves. John’s passing was a blow to those of us who have tried to keep the theater going, but we have persevered. It’s a lot of work for very little money, but there is great satisfaction in doing something that very few others can do. I especially like seeing the expressions on kids faces when I give them a tour of the projection room and tell how the magic works. Young and old alike always marvel at the process of running movie film from the platters to the projector. We at the Glendale Drive In are now facing the real possibility that our lease will not be renewed. The gas and oil people want our field for their pipes and machinery. The future is uncertain for our outdoor movies, but I will always recall the past 25 summers with warm satisfaction.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on April 3, 2012 at 6:46 pm

reelman..Do have pictures you can share? If not can you take some post them?

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 6, 2012 at 4:32 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1614 Wheeling Avenue.

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