Byrds View Drive-In

Ellisville Drive and Blue Ridge Road,
Louisa, VA 23093

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The 1948-1949 edition of Theatre Catalog listed a Holt’s Open Air Theatre on Route 5 in Louisa. It had a capacity for 50 cars and was a portable operation operated by John Holt.

The Byrds View Drive-In opened in 1949 and as far as I can tell it closed in 1949. The advertisement for the grand opening is dated September 10, 1949.

In the late-1940’s a resort community was planned near Lake Louisa called the Blue Ridge Shores. The community of Blue Ridge Shores is still there today but for some unknown reason there is no mention of the Byrds Drive-In after 1949.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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ghamilton on July 1, 2005 at 9:35 am

Mr.Memory,you are awesome.Does your seer stone reveal what the indoor theater’s fate was in Louisa?

ksacra on January 23, 2006 at 12:23 am

the indoor theater in louisa burned in the 50’s, was replaced by a drive in that closed late 80’s i think, a bank is on the site of the indoor theater and a mini storage at the site of the drive in

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 26, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Kscara,if you are still into CT since your last post was 2006.Louisa.Va. had the Tally Drive-in in the late 50’s.It parked just 200 cars and was owned by Independent Theatre Service.

TLSLOEWS on May 29, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Great Name and it only lasted 1 year.

davidcoppock on March 17, 2018 at 9:57 am

Why the name Byrds View?

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