Dec. 9: Hilltop Drive-In Theatre, Chester WV

It’s Day 343 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. There were more twisty highways this day, so it took almost an hour and a half to drive from the Starlight Drive-In, northwest of Butler PA, to the Hilltop Drive-In Theatre, southeast of Chester WV. The Hilltop opened in July 1950, owned by Charles “Chuck” Pittinger with help from the Hanna…

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Nov. 15: Sunset Drive-In Theater, Shinnston WV

It’s Day 319 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. Driving through the hills and forest of West Virginia, it took me 2½ hours to drive from Warner’s Drive-In in Franklin to the Sunset Drive-In Theater just south of Shinnston in the unincorporated area called Meadowbrook. When the Sunset opened in 1947, it was owned by Alex Sidan and Steve Medue,…

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Nov. 14: Warner’s Drive-In, Franklin WV

It’s Day 318 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. Driving up I-81 most of the way, it took me just a little over three hours to drive from the Starlite Drive-In in Christiansburg VA to Warner’s Drive-In in Franklin WV. According to a lengthy story on the West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail web site, Charlie Warner and his son Harold opened Warner’s…

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