Sunset Drive-In

5500 Leesburg Pike,
Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041

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The Sunset Drive-In opened in 1949. This single screen drive-in had a capacity for 400 cars. In the early 70’s business had slowed and this drive-in changed to adult films. In April of 1974 the local authorities forced the Sunset Drive-In to close.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 4, 2007 at 12:42 am

There is an aerial photo of the drive-in on this site:
http://tinyurl.com/29o2co

Local619
Local619 on December 15, 2007 at 3:33 am

1974 Yellow Pages list the Drive-In at 5500 Leesburg Pike.. 1962 Yellow Pages list 1325 Leesburg Pike while 1961 lists 5175 Leesburg Pike all Baily’s Cross Roads. Fairfax County renumbered addresses in 1961/1962 to line up on a new county wide address grid, 5500 in the new address of the site.

The Drive In was replaced by a Hechinger’s lunger yard.

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