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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 229 (218)

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition
1948-49 Theatre Catalog
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 229
Page 229

Drive-ins Mentioned

Mullins Openair, Wise, VA
Creek, Ston, VA
Boston, Sout, VA
Acres, Newport News, VA
Open Air, McLure, VA

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Cresaptown, Md. POTOMAC DR.

(Route 53). Exec: Kenneth R. Baker,

K. R. Baker and G. R. Sutherland. (M9-C450-D7-ASDF-CH4).

Glenburnie, Md. GOVERNOR RITCHIE DR. (Route 301 and Governor Ritchie Hy.). Exec: (LOEW) E. M. Loew, E. M. Loew Theatres. (M7-C500-D7-DF-CH2).

Virginia Alexandria, Va. MT. VERNON OPEN AIR (Route 1). Exec: (LOEW) E. M. Loew, E. M. Loew Theatres. (M7-C500-D7eDF-CH2).

Arlington, Va. AIRPORT DR., 2001 Jefferson Davis Highway. Exec: Paul J.

Foley, Foley Corp. (M9eCIOOO-D7-SF-CH3).

Cismont, Va. SEVEN PINES DR., Highway 231 (Portable). Exec: J. G. Pugh. (M7-C150-D7-SF-CH5).

Dublin, Va. PULASKI DR. (Route 11). Exec: Earl B. Faw. (M8-C180-D7-ASDF-CH4).

Galax, Va. MIDWAY DR., Highway 221. Exec: R. F. Jones. (M8-C300-D7-ASDF-CH5).

Louisa, Va. HOLTS OPEN AIR (Route 5) (Portable). John Holt. (M7-C40-D7-SF-CH6).

Martinsville, Va. MARTINSVILLE DR., Highway 220. Exec: W. A. Davis, F. B.

Davis and S. B. Terry. (M8-C300-D7-ASDF-CH5).

McLure, Va. LEE OPEN AIR (Route 64). Exec: Earl Mullins, Lee Open Air Theatre. (M7-CSO-D7-ASDF-CH4).

Newport News, Va. GREEN ACRES, 39th St. and Aberdeen Rd. Exec: R. W.

Saunders, Peninsula Amusement Corp. (M7-C500-D7-ASDF-CH4).

Norfolk, Va. NORFOLK DR., Virginia Beach Blvd. (Route 58). Exec: (FAB) L. R. Golding, Princess Anne Drive-In Corp. (M8-C800-D7-SF-CH4).

Norfolk, Va. WILDERS DR., Little

Creek Rd. Exec: (WILD) Mrs. A. B.

Wilder, Wilder Enterprises, Inc. (M10-C650-D7-ASDF-CH4).

Port Richmond, Va. WEST POINT DR. (Route 30). Exec: J. B. Cowles and Mon tague Pilcher, West Point Theatres, Inc. (M9-C350-D7-ASDF-CH4).

Radford, Va. HI WAY DR. (Route 11). Exec: Harold Kotzin, Hi Way Theatre, Inc. (M10-C416-D7-ASDF-CH5).

Richmond, Va. BELLWOOD DR. (Route 1). Exec: (FAB) Morton G. Thalhimer,

Petersburg Pike Drive-In Corp. (M10-ClO40-D7-SF-CH4).

Richmond, Va. BROADWAY OPEN AIR, 4116 Grove Ave. Exec: J. H. Groh,

Broadway Open Air Theatres, Inc. (M10-CSGO-DTSF-CH5).

Richmond, Va. MIDLOTHIAN DR. (Route 60). Exec: Earl L. Noble, Vir ginia Drive-In Theatres, Inc. (M9-C350-D7-SF-CH4).

Roanoke, Va. LEE HI DR. (Route 11). Exec: John R. Francis, Public Entertainment, Inc. (M8-C600-D7-ASDF-CH4).

South Boston, Va. MOONLIGHT DR.

(Route 58). Exec: A. Hugh Vaughan,

Moonlight DriveeIn Theatre. I (M8-C300-D7-SF-CH4).

Stony Creek, Va. STONY CREEK DR. (Route 301). Exec: Allen C. Fisk. (M8-C175-D7AASDF-CH4).

Tabb, Va. YORK DR. (Route 17). Exec: M. V. Hogge, M. V. Hogge and J. H. Presson. (M7-C270-D7-SF-CH4).

Williamsburg, Va. STOCKADE AUTO TORIUM, Richmond Rd. Exec: Cecil S.

Houck, Stockade Theatre Co. (M8-C240-D7-SF-CH5).

Winchester, Va. WINCHESTER DR.,

Siler Star Route. Exec: Ray J. Becker,

Winchester DriveeIn Theatre. (M9-C450-D7-ASDF-CH4).

Windsor, Va. WINDSOR DR. (Route 460) (Portable). Exec: M. A. Watson. (M9-C100-D7-SF-CH7).

Wise, Va. MULLINS OPENAIR (Route 23). Exec: Earl B. Mullins, Mullins Open Air Theatre. a (M7-C75-D7-ASDF-CH4).




Following is a listing by exchange territories of all announced new

drive-in theatre construction as of October, 1948. Some of these theatres have been finished and opened before presstime, even to the extent of being pictured in this volume. However as their totals would afect the major MPA survey of which they are a part, they are being listed separately. In future listings, those which open during the intervening year will be added in their proper place; and such a listing of incompleted theatres will be continued until the

building boom ends.


Birmingham, Ala. FAIR PARK DR., Highway 31. Exec: (WATER) N. H. .Waters, Waters Theatre C0.

Oxford, Ala. SKYWAY DR., Highway 11. Exec: J. E. Aaron.

Georgia Atlanta, Ga. DRIVE-IN, Moreland Avenue. Exec: (EAPT) Fred Coleman, East Point Amusement Co.

Brunswick, Ga. HIWAY DR., Highway 17 (Portable). Exec: High Smith and Mike.

La Grange, Ga. DRIVE-IN, Highway 29. Exec: (LAM) O. C. Lam, Lam Amusement Co.

Roine, Ga. DRIVE-IN, Highway 27 and Cave Spring Road. Exec: (LAM) O. C. Lam, Lam Amusement C0.

Tennessee Nashville, Tenn. CRESCENT DR., Murfreesboro Pike. Exec: (CRES) Kermit Stengel, Crescent fmusement Co.


BOSTON TERRITORY Massachusetts Dedham, Mass. DRIVE-IN (Route 1).

Exec: Mickail Redstone, Dedham DriveIn Theatre.

Lanesboro, Mass. SUNSET PARK AUTO (Route 7). Exec: Freid Cloutier. Sunset Park Auto Theatre, Inc.

Northfield, Mass. NORTHFIELD COMMUNITY DR. (Route 63). Exec: (NIL) Carl Nilman, Northiield Community Drive-In.

W. Springfieldh' ass. SPRINGFIELD AUTO (Route20). Exec: (DRTC) Thomas De Maura, Springfield Auto Theatre, Inc.


New Hampshire

Brentwood, N. H. BRENITWOOD AUTO (Route 125). Exec: John W. Luce, LuCe Amusement Co.

Winchester, N. H. OPEN AIR, Daniel Webster Highway. Exec: (NIL) Carl

Nilman, Northfield Community DriveIn Co.

Rhode Island .

Cranston, R. I. CRANSTON AUTO, Oaklawn Avenue. Exec: Myer Stangler, Columbia 'Corp.


Tonawanda, N. Y. DELAWARE DR., 4100 Delaware Avenue. Exec: Louis Drew, Delaware Drive-In Theatre Corp.


Wilson, N. C. DRIVE-IN, Highway 117. Exec: Nathan Suraci.

South CaroIina

Anderson, S. C. DRIVE-IN (Route 29). Exec: (WILBK) H. F. Kincey, Wilbye Kincey Service Corp.

Chesterfield, S. C. CHESTERFIELD DR., Highway 9 (Portable). Exec: Owen Leviner.


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