On July 13, 2009 this image was featured in the JPG Cast-Offs group.

On July 12, 2009 this image was featured in The Heartland group.

The neon marquee for the Moonlite Theatre located in Abingdon, Virginia. The Moonlite is a 454-car capacity drive-in that opened in 1948. Still in operation in the summer months, it is the oldest continuously-open drive-in theatre in the state of Virginia.

Check this Drive-In Theatre List to see if there is an operating drive-in near you.

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  • Curtiss Simpson
    Curtiss Simpsonabout 6 years ago

    Wow I love this the last drive in in my area closed aboyt 10 years ago. I miss the drive ins wish they bring them back. Beautiful nostalgia capture !

  • Farmncamera
    Farmncameraabout 6 years ago

    We have one here in Eliz. too.. But I have NO idea how long it has been there, just a LONG time. :) xx

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyabout 6 years ago

    Nice work on this one Patricia

  • rojaburbujita
    rojaburbujitaabout 6 years ago

    lol…great shot ..which season? lol

  • savosave
    savosaveabout 6 years ago

    great find Patricia,looks as though its been closed for than a season!

  • SofaKingWeird
    SofaKingWeirdabout 6 years ago

    Land is to valuable here in California. All the ones I knew about in the bay area have closed or become a place to have a flea-market.

  • SueAnne
    SueAnneabout 6 years ago

    I just love these colors that are just popping off the page.. wonderful again

  • Sue Ellen Thompson
    Sue Ellen Thom...about 6 years ago

    Awesome capture. Love the sky in your photos.

  • CarolM
    CarolMover 5 years ago

    That’s just great that it’s still in operation. I can remember taking the kids to the drive-in. We would pop popcorn and take cokes and candy with us. The kids would be in their pajamas because they would usually go to sleep and we would finally get some peace. lol. Love this piece, Patricia. Besides bringing back those great memories, it’s an excellent photograph. Love the clouds!!

  • Sally P  Moore
    Sally P Mooreover 5 years ago

    hi Patricia, we have started a group called Neon Heaven. I wonder if you would consider joining the group and submitting this exceptional image. :-)

    Best wishes, Sally

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