1800 County Road 300 W,
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Previous Names: Airport Outdoor Theatre
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In a June 24, 1950 article that also mentioned the other three drive-ins that opened that year near Martinsville, BoxOffice wrote, “The original Airport Outdoor Theatre drive-in was opened on June 7, 1947 when Fred Myers bought a six-acre tract two miles west of town, stuck a screen between two large poles, bought a projector, a blast type amplifying system, a popcorn machine, and was in business, with his Airport Outdoor Theatre. Since then, the spot has been made completely modern and now boasts speakers for 280 autos and a playground for the children”.
The Airport Drive-In debuted on the Film Daily Year Book list in 1949 and was there through at least 1951.
In its first drive-in list, the 1948-49 Theatre Catalog listed the Airport Drive-In, capacity 150, owner Fred C. Meyers, Airport Drive-In Theatre Co. By the 1952, the capacity changed to 280, owner to Fred C. Myers and Edward Campbell Ct. It was closed and demolished in 1954. The Airport Drive-In was not included in the 1955-56 Theatre Catalog.
Although its name and hinted location suggests it was near Mc Daniel’s Field, it was not.
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