Vista Drive-In

Tidewater Trail & Farley Park Road,
Saluda, VA 23175

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Vista Drive-In

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Located on Route 17 (Tidewater Trail), about 4 miles north of Saluda. opened as the Middlesex Drive-In in 1953, it was briefly renamed Midway Drive-In befored closing in 1958.

It reopened as the Vista Drive-In in 1965 and closed in 1966.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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jwmovies
jwmovies on December 30, 2012 at 12:06 am

Approx. location for this drive-in was Tidewater Trail & Farley Park Rd, now in Jamaica, VA 23175.

wsasser
wsasser on June 7, 2014 at 7:59 pm

This theater operated under 3 different names as follows. Sources include the Southside Sentinel, the local newspaper in Urbanna, Va and the Motion Picture Daily publications

Middlesex Drive In – Grand Opening April 16, 1953 Middlesex Drive In – Closed on Oct 3, 1957

Midway Drive In – opened April 11, 1958 Midway Drive In – closed June 12, 1958

Middlesex Drive In – reopened July 24, 1958 Middlesex Drive In – last ad found Sept 25, 1958 Note- Motion Picture Daily shows open until 1960

Vista Drive In – opened July 15, 1965 Vista Drive In – last ad Oct 15, 1966 Note – No listings for this theater in the Motion Picture Daily

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