Blue Star Drive-In
3120 Crater Rd. (US 301), Petersburg, Va.
years of operation: 1952-86
currently: various retail (Pep Boys, Advance Auto Parts, Fas Mart)
Built by the same people as the Rosebowl outside
Richmond. Like that drive-in, it spent the '80s and most of the '70s as a
"This drive-in was XXX way back in '74!!! I saw my first porn movie there. There was an old joke about this place. They had a big sign that said you had to be 18 to get in and you needed an ID. But your ID was just $2, the cost of getting in!!" -- Tony Williams
Click here to see the USGS map depicting the Blue Star and surrounding
Click here to see a 1994 aerial photo of the drive-in's remains. By this time, the northern edge of the lot had been overtaken by the Pep Boys store. At the image's center is the intersection of Crater and New Wagner Roads, with the Pizza Hut adjoining to the west.
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