Peninsula Twin Drive-In

12073 Jefferson Avenue,
Newport News, VA 23606

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Peninsula Twin Drive-In

The Peninsula Twin Drive-In opened as a single screen May 8, 1970 with Steve McQueen in “The Reivers” and Elvis Presley in “Charro”. The second screen opened the following week. I found two car capacities listed at 400 and 600 so I am assuming that the single screen was 400 and the twin was 600. I found a copy of an old playbill listing the address and what was showing for the week.

The Peninsula Drive-In closed in the 1980’s and has since been demolished. There is an Extended Stay Hotel where the entrance of the drive-in once stood.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 3, 2011 at 11:08 am

Closed ~1982? Can anyone verify the exact date?

After it closed the Snack Bar Building was used as an indoor firing range.

More info and photos are always welcome.

Sheet on September 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm

I worked there in 1972-73 and both screens were there then, I worked in the snack bar.

rivest266 on March 22, 2017 at 7:43 pm

This opened on May 8th, 1970 and the 2nd screen a week later. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

wsasser on March 30, 2017 at 6:32 pm

The last ad that I found was dated Aug 30, 1983.

Feb. 18, 1984 Notice that property was sold to satisfy a $330,000 lien against Drive In by American International Pictures vs. Price Enterprises, Inc.

39Tale on May 27, 2018 at 9:33 am

I saw Halloween there in 1978-79. Sometime after it closed, but while it stood, the snack bar was being used as a Flea Market. The 1983-1984 time frame sounds right.

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