As a cultural staple in Virginia, Hull’s Drive-In has provided entertainment and a gathering space for the community in Lexington since 1950. When owner Sebert Hull passed away in 1998, local residents rallied together to form Hull’s Angels Inc. in order to keep the theatre open, effectively making Hull’s Drive-In the nation’s first nonprofit, community-owned drive-in.
Hull’s strives to pay it forward in the community, donating movie night proceeds to a rotating roster of fellow nonprofits, hosting farmer’s markets on weekends and serving as a rental space for private events like weddings.
We spoke with Lauren Summers, Executive Director of Hull’s Angels, for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and find Hull’s movie showings here.