Staunton Drive-In

733 Lee Highway,
Verona, VA 24482

350 cars

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Staunton Drive-In

The Staunton Drive-In was opened on August 22, 1952 with Audie Murphy “The Cimarron Kid”. It had a capacity for 350 cars. It was closed on August 16, 1977 with Robert Vaughn in “Starship Invasions” & Giacomo Rossi Stuart in “The War Between the Planets”.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 18, 2011 at 1:22 am

Chuck, it could have been on the road between Staunton and Verona. The 1953-1954 edition of Theatre Catalog features this theatre, and gives a Verona location.

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 11, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 733 Lee Highway.

bunyontoes
bunyontoes on March 10, 2013 at 10:34 pm

This is the Staunton Drive-In located north of Staunton VA in a town called Verona. As a kid my mother would take me and my brother to see family films like “THE WORLD’S GEATEST ATHLETE”. Before the place closed in the late 1980’s, I saw “TRUE GRIT” and the last film I saw there was the Clit Eastwood movie, “THE OUTLAW JOSIE WELLS” Instead of buying food at the concession stand. The sound system was nothing more than a speaker hung on the window.

Kenmore
Kenmore on April 1, 2017 at 8:48 pm

The marquee is still standing, but it’s not in the best shape.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on January 9, 2021 at 5:58 am

The Staunton Drive-In Theatre launched August 22, 1952 with “The Cimmaron Kid.” The theatre became part of the Broumas Theatre Circuit in 1965 and 1966. It closed after its 25-year lease lapsed closing in style on October 16, 1977 with a double feature of Robert Vaughn in “Starship Invasions” and Giacomo Rossi Stuart in “The War Between The Planets.”

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