Hull’s Drive-In Theatre Opens for Season


Hull’s Drive-In Theatre in Lexington, the nation’s only community-owned, nonprofit drive-in, opened its 2012 season last weekend with screenings of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Coming next in April are The Adventures of Tin Tin; We Bought a Zoo; War Horse; The Grey; Ghost Rider, the Spirit of Vengance; Chronicle; The Lorax and The Secret World of  Arrietty.

Tickets are $7 per adult, with kids 11 and under admitted free. Ticket cost includes both movies shown each evening. Hull’s shows new double-features weekly.

Gates open at 7 p.m. and the movies play in reverse order on Sunday nights.

Movie start time these days is between 8:10 and 8:25 p.m., depending on twilight. Concession food is available.

Hull’s first opened in 1950 and its first movie was The Wake of the Red Witch starring John Wayne. When it closed in 1999, drive-in movie fans formed a nonprofit, Hull’s Angels, to keep it alive. It is one of 10 drive-ins still operating in Virginia.

For current listings, visit Hull’s website at or call the Movie Line at (540) 463-2621.

Hull’s Drive-In is located at 2367 N. Lee Highway (Route 11), north of Lexington. It is about a 45 minute drive from Crozet.