Sunset Drive-In

8000 Midlothian Turnpike,
Richmond, VA 23235

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Previous Names: Midlothian Drive-In, Dixie Drive-In

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The Midlothian Drive-In opened on June 11, 1947 with the Dead End Kids & the East Side Kids in “Mr. Hex”. In 1949 the name was changed to the Dixie Drive-In. Finally, in 1952 it became the Sunset Drive-In. This single screen drive-in had a capacity for 355 cars.

The Sunset Drive-In closed around 1973.

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ghamilton on June 29, 2005 at 1:27 pm

I believe a Regal mutiplex occupied part of this site,but it has been closed for several years.

byrdone on February 19, 2008 at 4:46 pm

The Sunset Drive In was near the intersection of Buford Rd. and
Midlothian Pike, on the north east corner. There was a 6 screen multiplex across Midlothian Pike from the Sunset site. The m'plex was operated at first by Fairlane Litchfield and is now a church.

cinemascope on November 10, 2010 at 9:22 am

The Sunset often played 4 features and was a great little ozoner. One of kids from Huguenot’s Class of 1970 brought the marquee sign to his High Reunion this past September. How cool was that!!!

rivest266 on September 28, 2022 at 11:04 am

June 11th, 1947 grand opening ad posted.

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