4640 Shore Drive,
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This one screen drive-in was located at Shore Drive in Virginia Beach, close to Bayside. It was a part of Price Enterprises who a owned majority of all the drive-ins in the Tidewater region. The Shore Drive-In was opened on June 14, 1956 by Visulite Theatres, with a capacity for 900 cars. The opening movies were John Lund in “Battle Stations” & Burt Lancaster in “The Kentuckian”. An unusual feature was the location of the concession building, which rather than being at or near the center of the site, was placed at one end. The building had an outdoor patio area with tables. There was a children’s playground with swings and slides.
My dad Charles used to work as a projectionist here. One night while checking out a broken speaker box, a swarm of yellow jackets flew out and stung the crap out of him.
It closed in 1983. Today condos sit where it used to be.
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