Blue Moon Drive-In

141 Sunset Avenue,
Wellsburg, WV 26070

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Blue Moon Drive-In

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The Blue Moon Drive-In was another Upper Ohio Valley drive-in located in Wellsburg, a town about midway between Weirton and Wheeling. The Blue Moon Drive-In was located on a side street off of the Washington Pike. The theater has been demolished and is now home to some sort of warehouse.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 2, 2010 at 7:58 pm

the Blue Moon drive-in Theatre was owned by HANNA THEATRE CORP.and parked 300 cars.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 1, 2010 at 5:56 pm

“CLASS of ‘44” playing here with “BULLITT” second feature.Can’t make this stuff up!

richardcbiggs1
richardcbiggs1 on November 25, 2016 at 8:03 pm

During the war years, circa 1942, when I was 12 years old, I used to hang out at the Alpine Theatre. My Cousin, who carried film between the Alpine and the Star Theatres, on “bank night”, (because there was only one print available between 2 theatres) got drafted. He asked me if I wanted his job, which gave me access to the projection booth, and eventually I learned from the projectionist (Wanda) how to run the projectors. Her husband had already been drafted. I shared this position with a Naval Reservist from Bethany, who was attending college there. He was eventually called to duty, which allowed me to take the job as projectionist. At 12 years old, I worked as a projectionist at the Alpine for a few weeks before management realized that I was under age per the labor laws, and as a result, they had me teach the Janitor to run the projectors. Once I taught the new projectionist their job, I was re-assigned to be the ticket-taker for movies.Eventually the projectionist at the Star Theatre (Dick) was drafted, allowing me to return to the projection booth, which I enjoyed, until around Christmas time, 1951 at the Star Theatre. Once Dick returned from the service, he was allowed to assume his job as the Star Theatre projectionist. Dick went on to become the projectionist at the new Blue Moon Drive-In Theatre. This resulted in me evaluating my options, and I went into the U.S. Air Force on January 7, 1952. I spent my military career as a photographer, stationed at various bases overseas and in USA. After military retirement, I returned to the projection booths for over 30 years in various locations. Richard C. Biggs ()

Kenmore
Kenmore on November 26, 2016 at 8:06 am

Although I cannot be certain, it appears from the aerial photos that the screen or at least part of it is still standing.

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