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West Virginia movie magic: Shinnston’s Sunset Drive-In to open for 72nd season in April

By CHARLES YOUNG

NCWV Media

The Sunset Drive-In in Shinnston, run by Norma and John Ellis, will show movies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning April 26.

SHINNSTON, W.Va.  — The owners and operators of the Sunset Drive-In Theater are preparing to open for the historic venue’s 72nd season at the end of April.

While the inaugural movie of the season isn’t yet known, movie lovers from throughout the region should mark their calendars for dusk on April 26.

Located along the Shinnston Pike, the theater was constructed in 1947 and opened the following year. It has been under ownership of members of the Ellis family since 1955.

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