Grove Drive-in

85 Mil Acres Road,
Wheeling, WV 26003

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Grove Drive-in

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The Grove Drive-In was one of at least two drive-ins operating in Wheeling. Located in the Elm Grove neighborhood, the Grove was located off the main streets and back in the neighborhood.

There seems to be some dispute on where the theater was located. Some claim that a warehouse was built in its place, while others claim that the theater was located just south of the factory, the current home of Elm Grove Elementary. The school’s lot resembles a drive-in lot and there is definitely a tree line between the school and the warehouse.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 2, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Amazing in 1956 no Drive-ins listed in Wheeling.{motion picture almanac}

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on November 2, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Try Elm Grove? That’s what this side of town is called. Maybe it wasn’t considered part of Wheeling at the time.

jwmovies on October 7, 2012 at 8:47 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 71 Mil Acres Rd.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on October 8, 2012 at 2:32 am

Uploaded 1971 TOPO map, it is at 71 Mil Acres. That drive-in address might have been 85 Mil Acres at one time. The owners of the drive-in might have owned the whole parcel at one time. When it got sold it, they spilt the property up and the old drive-in location address was changed to 71 Mil Acres. I have run into that before. You guys are both right!!

Schadrak on November 25, 2012 at 10:20 am

the drive in was located at the site where Cardinal Health is now. just to the right of Elm Grove Elementary School. I grew up in Elm Grove and my parents took us there a lot for movies. It was a great place. I still miss it after all these years.

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