Airport Rd. (now Wood Haven Rd.), Roanoke, Va.
capacity: 220 cars
years of operation: 1952-60
currently: Cornerstone Church
Started life as the Booker-T Drive-In -- as suggested by the name, one of the very few examples of a drive-in theatre opened specifically for African-Americans, and possibly the only one in Virginia. In April 1953, however, it closed down abruptly for four days, reopening as the refurbished, "White Only!" Loch Haven. No word on when, if ever, it was opened up to all the races.
Click here to see the 1984 USGS map depicting the (abandoned) Loch Haven and surrounding area.
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