Stockade Auto-Torium

1545 Richmond Road,
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Stockade Auto-Torium

Opening in 1941, the Stockade Auto-Torium was one of the first drive-ins to be built in Virginia. As the name implies, it had stockade fences to give it a fort like appearance. Car capacity is listed at 240. The Stockade Auto-Torium closed in 1963. Today, a Burger King is located on part of the former drive-in site.

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teecee on July 15, 2005 at 8:20 am

Neat old ads & photos:
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shoeshoe14 on March 2, 2007 at 4:19 pm

The Virginia Gazette says it was the second drive-in to be built in Virginia and the sixth to be built in America.

Was owned by Cecil S. Houck.

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Drive-In 54 on June 1, 2015 at 4:42 am

Uploaded some new pictures of the Stockade Auto-Torium. I think they are from the late 1950’s. It looks like they are repairing part of the fence.

wsasser on June 1, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Drive-In 54, these are wonderful photos. Thanks so much for sharing. First time I have ever seen shots of what it looks like. Again, thank, wsasser

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Drive-In 54 on June 1, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Thanks..I wish I had some pictures of it when it first open in 1941. I bet it had outside blast speakers.

50sSNIPES on October 24, 2023 at 10:30 am

Actual opening date is June 9, 1941 featuring a 31x43ft screen.

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