Super 17 Drive-In

5108 George Washington Highway,
Portsmouth, VA 23702

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Previously operated by: Levine Theatrical Enterprises

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Super 17 Drive-In

The Super 17 Drive-In opened on August 12, 1950 with Guy Madison in “Massacre River”. It was closed around 1979. This single screen drive-in had a capacity for 550-cars.

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ghamilton on April 25, 2006 at 1:53 pm

Yo!Mr.Memory,got a Portsmouth querry for you.Today,I took a wrong turn because of a tunnel jam.Went through the “Craddock Historic District"In the middle is the Afton Square shopping district.It is on hard times for sure,but what potential.There is a delightful old theater there-the Afton.It has stage facilities.Brick construction with the old marquee hanging on.Written in old paint on one side is"Help save the Afton”.The theater is on Afton Parkway.The place looks sound and savable,if the area took off.The area is a couple miles South of the drive in in question.

tomdelay on April 25, 2006 at 2:26 pm

For some reason I am being sent updates on this theatre. Please remove my name from this entry.

ghamilton on April 25, 2006 at 2:31 pm

Again,I stand in awe.But that sure answers the questions,but the situation sounds so sad,thank.This theater deserves it’s own listing and more attention.

ghamilton on April 28, 2006 at 3:05 am

I tried to ad it,but it’s been 4 days,maybe it didn’t go through.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 5, 2006 at 5:35 pm

LEVINE THEATRICAL ENTERPRISES is the chain for this Drive-In.

50sSNIPES on May 30, 2023 at 1:51 pm

The 550-car capacity Super 17 Drive-In opened its gates on August 12, 1950 with “Massacre River” along with four unnamed cartoons, featuring installations of RCA Victor sound. It was first operated by the Cradock Amusement Company who also operated Newport News’s Green Acres Drive-In and Petersburg’s Park Drive-In, and the concession building was constructed entirely by the Bierio Vending Company.

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