Lee Highway Drive-In Theatre

The Lee Highway Drive-In Theater was a drive-in movie theater in Merrifield.

The theater opened on August 26, 1954 and had a 50 by 120 foot CinemaScope screen and space for 1350 cars.[1][2]

On October 9, 1955, a little over a year after the theater was opened, it was robbed of $1100 by a gunman who, taking advantage of the nature of the establishment, never left his car during the robbery.[3]

The theater was demolished in 1984 and the Lee Highway Multiplex Cinemas built on the site.[2]


  1. "Lee Highway Drive-In." Cinema Treasures. Cinema Treasures, LLC., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Lee Highway Drive-In, Merrifield, VA." Drive-In Theatres of the Mid-Atlantic. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2013.
  3. "Drive-in Theater Robbed of $1100 as Film Changes." The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959): 1. Oct 10 1955. ProQuest. Web. 2 Jan. 2014.