Plantation Drive-In

2904 Pruden Boulevard,
Suffolk, VA 23434

400 cars

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The Plantation Drive-In opened in 1949. It had a capacity for 400 cars. A unique feature of the Plantation Drive-In was the the rear of screen tower, which faced the highway. It was built to resemble a Southern Colonial style mansion, complete with pillars and dormer windows. This drive-in closed sometime in the mid to late-1970’s.

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kseward
kseward on July 11, 2007 at 12:29 pm

Saw some super scary thiller or horror pic there as a kid. I otherwise remember riding by the mansion facade on US-460.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 5, 2012 at 11:08 am

Founded by Cecil Houck who had also started the Stockade Auto-Torium in Williamsburg, Virginia.

If you go to the Map, go to Larger and go to Satellite, that big white roofed building is on the site of the Plantation.

DJA

Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

bufffilmbuff
bufffilmbuff on July 22, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Saw ROSEMARY’S BABY and MIDNIGHT COWBOY back in the early 70’s here.

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