Surf and Sand Drive-In

4705 Baxter Road,
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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Previous Names: Twin Drive-In

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Surf and Sand Drive-In

This was the only twin drive-in theater in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach area, and some sources say that it was the first twin drive-in theater on the East Coast, although that needs to be verified. It opened on June 5, 1968 as the Twin Drive-In, with one screen called the ‘Surf’ screen, and the other called the ‘Sand’ screen. Later, the name was changed to Surf and Sand Drive-In. This drive-in theater was closed in 1982 and has been demolished, and the land is now condominiums and an office park.

Contributed by Jeff Klein

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JGKlein on June 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Here is a link to some information about this drive-in theater at –

JGKlein on June 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Here is another link. According to this link, this drive-in was “purportedly” the first “twin” drive-in theater on the East Coast:

jwmovies on December 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 4705 Baxter Road.

rivest266 on October 22, 2023 at 4:52 pm

This opened on June 5th, 1968 after some delays. Grand opening ad posted.

davidcoppock on October 23, 2023 at 10:41 am

Opened on 5th June 1968 the sand screen with “Villa rides” and “Maroc 7” and on the surf screen with “The Scalphunters” and “Kill a dragon”.

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