Sunset Drive-In

8000 Midlothian Turnpike,
Richmond, VA 23235

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The Sunset Drive-In opened on June 11, 1947 as the Midlothian Drive-In. In 1949 the name was changed to the Dixie Drive-In. Finally, in 1952 it became the Sunset Drive-In. This single screen drive-in had a capacity for 355 cars.

The Sunset Drive-In closed around 1973.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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ghamilton
ghamilton on June 29, 2005 at 4:27 pm

I believe a Regal mutiplex occupied part of this site,but it has been closed for several years.

byrdone
byrdone on February 19, 2008 at 7:46 pm

The Sunset Drive In was near the intersection of Buford Rd. and
Midlothian Pike, on the north east corner. There was a 6 screen multiplex across Midlothian Pike from the Sunset site. The m'plex was operated at first by Fairlane Litchfield and is now a church.

cinemascope
cinemascope on November 10, 2010 at 12:22 pm

The Sunset often played 4 features and was a great little ozoner. One of kids from Huguenot’s Class of 1970 brought the marquee sign to his High Reunion this past September. How cool was that!!!

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