Moonlite Theatre

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Moonlite Theatre
MoonlightTheatre 0925.jpg
Moonlight Theatre, July 2013
Moonlite Theatre is located in Virginia
Moonlite Theatre
Location 17555 Lee Highway, near Abingdon, Virginia
Coordinates 36°40′26″N 82°03′00″W / 36.67389°N 82.05000°W / 36.67389; -82.05000Coordinates: 36°40′26″N 82°03′00″W / 36.67389°N 82.05000°W / 36.67389; -82.05000
Area 13.3 acres (5.4 ha)
Built 1949 (1949)
Architectural style Drive-in theatre
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 07000802[1]
VLR # 095-5256
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 8, 2007
Designated VLR June 6, 2007[2]

Moonlite Theatre, also known as the Moonlite Drive-in, is a historic drive-in theater located near Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia. It was built in 1949. Remaining original building and structures include the 65-foot-tall screen tower and office wing, the ticket booth, the concession stand/projector booth building, and the neon-illuminated attraction board at the edge of the highway. The theatre includes 454 parking/viewing spaces designed as reverse-incline ramps.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Michael J. Pulice (April 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Moonlite Theatre". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos