Baker's Air Park Drive-In

U.S. Route 50 and Patterson Creek Road,
Burlington, WV 26710

200 cars

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Baker's Air Park Drive-In

Baker’s Air Park Drive-In opened in 1949. This drive-in had a capacity for 200 cars. After the Baker family sold the drive-in in the early-1970’s, it became an adult movie drive-in for a few years before closing.

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ElCartero on June 19, 2009 at 6:24 am

It had a snack bar off the back row that doubled as a roadside takeout stand. It’s still standing (albeit closed). This page has a photo:
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jwmovies on November 10, 2014 at 6:35 am

This drive-in was across the highway from Patterson Creek Rd. There is a building sitting in the middle of the field. Several ramps are still visible (barely).

MichaelKilgore on June 6, 2020 at 3:04 am

Boxoffice, Sept. 23, 1950: “One of the most unusual drive-ins we had seen was Baker’s Air Park near Burlington, operated by D. S. Baker. The outdoor house has a complete park with swimming, a picnic area, cabins, and even an airport located across the road. Baker sends a plane up with banners to advertise the shows. The drive-in also has a restaurant, which opens at 9 a. m. and remains open until midnight. It is located at the back of the theatre and the owners plan an enclosed patio on top of the concessions building from which patronage can see the show while dining. The screen tower of the drive-in is mounted on two live Sycamore trees. A moonglow lighting system has been added and Baker said it increased business. The drive-in charges $1 per car plus federal tax at all times, making the total $1.20 per car, regardless of the number of passengers.”

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