Kanauga Drive-In

1483 State Route 7 North,
Gallipolis, OH 45631

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Kanauga Drive-In

Built in 1950 by Harry Wheeler, the Kanauga Drive-In remained open until 2008, operated by Harry’s son Tom. It had an 80-foot by 50-foot screen and a capacity for 400 cars. It was demolished in January 2011

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SHOCKLEY on July 4, 2008 at 4:20 am

The frustrating thing about it is that the phone is disconnected, makingit hard to confirm..

SHOCKLEY on July 4, 2008 at 4:27 am

I justsent an e-mail to the author of the article. If they respond, I will pass along whatever info I get..

JKB355 on July 4, 2008 at 6:09 am

It is definitely open. They were playing the Indiana Jones new movie just recently. I intend to go several times this summer in case it’s the last.

Marsha on July 6, 2008 at 4:07 pm

I too, am frustrated about the disconnected phone number. I have tried calling there several times this year. I have some friends in Point Pleasant, so I will talk one of them into driving by to see what the sign says, just for verification.

JKB355 on July 6, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Like I said it IS open. My friend drives by everyday. Hulk and Wall-e are playing currently.

JKB355 on July 6, 2008 at 7:11 pm

The same friend was just there to see Indiana Jones and Iron Man.

DotMan on July 7, 2008 at 3:16 pm

Here is a current pic of the Colony Theatre in Gallipolis. This phone is disconnected but maybe contacting the Colony could help.

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wvphotogirl on July 14, 2008 at 12:16 am


Here is their website as of July 13th, 2008. We saw Kung Fu Panda last night. It is OPEN!!

RoadsideArchitecture.com on February 9, 2011 at 1:07 am

The screen tower & the remains of this drive-in were demolished January 2011.
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