B & L Drive-In

3700 Strawberry Plains Road,
Williamsburg, VA 23185

550 cars

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50sSNIPES on February 26, 2023 at 5:22 am

The B&L Drive-In opened in early May 1965 according to an advertisement reading “The B&L Drive-In is NOW Open”.

Kenmore on February 19, 2023 at 9:04 pm

A topo map from 1966 shows the drive-in. By 1982 it had been completely demolished with the building that is now the One Child Center for Autism having been built.

What’s interesting is the 1971 topo map still shows the drive-in, but it also shows a building on the site that was not there in the 1966 aerial. It is still present in the 1982 aerial and could have been a larger concession stand with a projection booth on top.

The One Child Center building shows up in the 1979 topo map which would indicate to me that the drive-in had closed by that time despite it still being present.

50sSNIPES on February 19, 2023 at 4:53 pm

So it opened in either 1964 or 1965.

kennerado on June 3, 2021 at 6:49 pm

Was not built before 1963, looks like it closed in the 1970’s.

50sSNIPES on August 23, 2019 at 6:58 pm

When I Looked At Google Earth, The B & L Was Not There In March 1994.

50sSNIPES on August 22, 2019 at 1:06 pm

The B & L Operates Throughout The Mid-60s, But It’s Unrecognizable When It Opened.

davidcoppock on November 25, 2018 at 5:43 am

what does B & L stand for?

dansdriveintheater on November 25, 2018 at 4:32 am

has since been demolished! no trace of it remaining! please update!