Beckley Drive-In

448 Stanaford Road,
Beckley, WV 25801

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Previous Names: Beckley Open Air Theatre

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Ad for the Beckley Open Air Theatre

Opened on August 7, 1946 with Yvonne De Carlo in “Frontier Gal”. The Beckley Open Air Theatre parked 350 cars and was owned by Clemens and Chandler. It was still open in 1966. By 1968 it had been renamed Beckley Drive-In and was still open in 1970.

A Super Wal Mart store now sits on the site.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 22, 2011 at 2:39 pm

In 1964 in Boxoffice it was annouced that this drive-in was having GOLDEN HOT-SHOT car heaters installed,from Eprad Theatre Supply.

jwmovies on September 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Now White Pines Housing. Approx. location for this drive-in was Dixieland and Cessna.

rivest266 on April 20, 2021 at 4:48 pm

Wrong, 50sSNIPES, the Beckley Open Air Drive-In opened on August 7th, 1946. Grand opening ad posted. on January 2, 2023 at 11:18 am

The site is not a Walmart, it’s a trailer park. The original drive-in entrance was at 198 Dixieland Rd, Beckley, WV 25801.

Kenmore on January 2, 2023 at 2:18 pm

A closer address is 448 Stanaford Rd, Beckley, WV.

It’s not quite perfect, just a few feet south of the entrance. But this address is really close. The entrance is now Dixieland Road and there is no trace of the drive-in remaining.

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