Mt. Vernon Drive-In

7940 Richmond Highway,
Alexandria, VA 22306

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Herald Announcing the Opening Of The Mount Vernon Open Air Theatre

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The Mt. Vernon Drive-In opened by E. M. Loew’s Theatres on August 15, 1938. It was sold to Redstone Drive-Ins in 1962 and modernized. In 1978 a second screen was added. At its closing in 1984, it had a capacity for 969 cars. The drive-in was demolished and replaced by a multi-plex theater.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 10, 2005 at 1:20 am

The opening night ad for this drive-in can be seen here:
http://www.drive-ins.com/pictures/vatmtve01.jpg

Local619
Local619 on June 15, 2007 at 2:22 am

Booth ran Simplex XL projectors..

Local619
Local619 on December 15, 2007 at 3:39 am

1948 Times-Herald lists.. OPEN AIR E.M. Lowe’s Open Air Drive In 3 miles south of Alexandria on Route 1 tel- Alex-7050. Adults $0.50 Children Free..

ElCartero
ElCartero on June 17, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Hmm.. link’s dead. It’s on this page, though:
http://www.driveins.org/va-alexandria-mtvernon.htm

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 1, 2010 at 5:26 am

Thanks everyone.

Shiseiji
Shiseiji on August 13, 2013 at 7:53 pm

And now it’s the site of a Costco.

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