Airport Drive-In

1007 S. Main Street,
Galax, VA 24333

200 cars

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Airport Drive-In

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The Airport Drive-In opened in 1951 and had a 200 car capacity. It was located down the road from the Galax Airport. From 1983 thru its closing in the late-1980’s it played adult films.

Any further information or corrections to this drive-in would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 26, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I have it parking 175 cars in 1956 and owned by R.F.Jones.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm

1956 Motion Picture Almanac Chuck.

jwmovies
jwmovies on September 1, 2012 at 2:09 am

This drive-in was located just south of Pipers Gap on S. Main Street. Approx. address 1007 S. Main St. (Hwy 89)

Kenmore
Kenmore on March 9, 2016 at 9:41 pm

The address 1007 S. Main St., Galax, VA as reported by jwmovies is as close as Google will allow. The property now hosts a self-storage business and car wash with no trace of the drive-in remaining. http://tinyurl.com/hae52l8

Interestingly enough, not even in the 1963 aerial is there evidence of an airport or airfield nearby at least that I can see. So, just how did it get its name?

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