US 220 south at Fisher-Keller Road, Moorefield, W.Va.
capacity: 200 cars
years of operation: 1948-96
currently: 84 Lumber
Fun Fact: For much of the '50s and '60s,
the film booker for the Moorefield, along with numerous other
drive-ins and indoor theatres in the area, was one Gray Barker,
based out of Clarksburg. Barker, who passed away in 1984, is
better remembered for his sideline as a prominent creator and
publisher of UFO lore, and as the man who introduced the "Men
In Black" mythology to the world.
"I only made it there once (saw Babe and some other movie)... and nothing really stood out to me. It was very small, with no trees or grass to speak of. I didn't like the industrial site, with all its cables, wires, warehouses and the like... not scenic at all. Nevertheless, it was sad to discover that it had closed when I returned there for another visit." -- Roland Follot
Click here to see the 1981 USGS map depicting the
drive-in and surrounding area.
Click here to see a 1991 aerial photo of the drive-in.
Snack bar emblazoned with food and drink paintings; photo taken in 1992.
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