Hampton Drive-In

East Pembroke Avenue,
Hampton, VA 23669

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Sidney Lust's Drive-In exterior

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Built at a cost of $175,000, the Sydney Lust Drive-In opened on April 19, 1949. It had a capacity for 716 cars.

The name was changed to the Hampton Drive-in around 1969. The Hampton Drive-In closed around 1980.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 9, 2006 at 11:19 pm

Here is a 1948 photo of Mr. Lust’s drive-in:
http://tinyurl.com/n86mx

mikemorano
mikemorano on September 9, 2006 at 11:38 pm

Where is the 1948 date on the photo? Perhaps you can point out my oversight.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 11, 2006 at 1:40 pm

There is a page before this on the site that gives dates and some history. I usually post the larger photo.

wsasser
wsasser on December 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I just posted a photo of the Opening Ad for the Sidney Lust Drive In Theater dated April 15, 1949

wsasser
wsasser on February 7, 2013 at 12:29 am

Operated as the Sidney Lust from 1949 to 1969 then became the Hampton Drive in from 1969 to 1979. XXX in its last days. The rear of the big screen faced the Pembroke Ave, the main drag at that time between Newport News and Hampton.

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