Centreville Rd. (VA 28 north), Manassas, Va.
capacity: 350 cars
years of operation: 1951-86
currently: overflow parking for a Chrysler-Plymouth dealership
Opened July 1951 as the Pitts Drive-In by the Fredericksburg-based Pitts circuit. The company also owned the downtown Pitts Theatre, and opened the suburban Reb Yank in the late '60s. In 1970 the chain and its corporate identity were subsumed with Baltimore-based R/C Theatres, and the drive-in was renamed the Manassas. After closing, it remained fallow for several years before being torn down.
Click here for an interactive 1979 aerial photo of the drive-in (zoom in or out, or compare to older or newer photos of the same site).
Click here to see the USGS map of the drive-in and surrounding area, from 1983.
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