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I emailed the library and here is the answer:
“I believe we have found a little more information on the Car-Ral Drive-In Theatre. According to an advertisement from the Raleigh News & Observer from August 1st, 1948, the location of the theatre was "US No. 1 South Opposite WPTF Towers”, which are near East Chatham Street in Cary today, just south of what is now NC 54 (if my geography is correct, which is often a shaky proposition) . Another article from the News & Observer of May 18, 1952 has a picture of the damage done by heavy winds ,forcing the drive-in to close temporarily. An ad from the October 15, 1953 News and Observer shows the theatre having reopened as “South #1 Drive-In Theatre”. The fact that the new name is a reflection of the location of the Car-Ral’s location leads me to believe that they were the same theater."
In looking aerial from 1964 (bad picture and TOPO maps show nothing)there is something showing. Since it was a small DI maybe that is it??
Happy Thanksgiving to all…
What names did Chuck Van Bibber post under?
Here is the current linkto the Oak at Winterwonderland.
More information here
I uploaded the Westport DI aerial from Facebook. Alot people here are not FB users.
Hey dallas..Thanks for doing good historical overviews of the TX drive-ins.
The Sundance lost it’s main screen tower during a tornado on November 17, 2013. It is the original screen tower that was put in 1949. Great Eastern Theatres is planning to replace it.
I uploaded the screen tower picture for the non-Facebook users.
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Here is more information
sms..you could go the city/county tax recorders office and find out and do title search of all the owners.
Great pictures OCRon!!!
Here is the video
Address: Cusseta Road & Alpine Dr Columbus, GA 31903
I have it listed until 1965 and 1968 it was gone. Check the aerials out.
Uploaded aerial from 1969.. It looks like the property sat empty for all long time before it was redeveloped.
Here is the correct address: Mt Idaho Grade Rd & Grangeville Salmon Rd, Grangeville, Idaho, 83530
I have it listed in Mt Vernon 1958-1970
Uploaded some pictures from the Blue Moon’s Facebook page.
So what are the new owners going to do with? It’s to bad that it could not be reopened.
More information here but it does not mention the name change.
The Limelite is gone for good!!! It has been demolished finally!!
I uploaded the photo, some members might not have Facebook.