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1940 photo added, can be enlarged here.
1940 photo can be enlarged here.
I thought the facade may have been changed.It didn’t match the other 2 Gatlinburg theatres.I’ll go ahead and delete it.
Late 30’s photo added, photo credit Vintage Everyday website below.
Monday’s 90th Anniversary Flyer added to Photo Section.
It has the day’s itinerary and phone number for tickets.
Also available on the link below.
Possible Cherokee Theatre photo added, circa 1959.
Identified as Gatlinburg on the AmeriCar The Beautiful FB page.
Article about the pending demolition and an effort to save it.
History on their website here.
Better version of the August 1964 photo added via Bob Russell. Originally posted in a comment in 2010 from a magazine or newspaper.
Undated photo added courtesy of Doug Simmons.
Good shot of the roof mounted signage.
This is interesting.
I added a 1908 photo of a prior Logan Theatre.
Located at 2164 N. Milwaukee, changed to 2564 N. Milwaukee during the 1909 Chicago Street Re-Numbering Plan.
Photo courtesy of the Logan Square Preservation Facebook page.
I don’t know if it was a film or live theatre.
But it would deserve it’s own page if it was.
Newspaper photo from 1948 aded.
Though it implies 1938.
Courtesy of Steven Ross.
1940 photo added courtesy of William Haupt III.
Circa 1956 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.
Not the best quality, but the building and marquee is visible on the left.
Circa 1957 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.
P.S., the new page already had the 1981 photo. I just added the photo and history credit source. Drive-Ins.com never updated other than the photo. It would have been the same info anyway.
1981 photo credit the Old School Rice Lake Facebook page.
1981 photo and history credit the Old School Rice Lake Facebook page.
Cool. Will do.
I also originally tried updating the Drive-Ins.com page for the 53 Auto-Vue. If that worked I’ll post a link. I think that was were I got the original car capacity.
1959 photo added, credit Willy Rizzo.
Well, apparently the Admins removed the 53 Auto-Vue marquee photo from 1981 I added. Not sure why.
Photo added credit & copyright Vincent David Johnson.
Circa 1938 photo added courtesy of Daniel Patch.
Here is the history of the 53 Auto-Vue that preceded the Lake 7 Cinemas at the same location.
1981 photo, history & caption credit Old School Rice Lake Facebook page. 53 Auto Vue Drive In Marquee – Rice Lake,Wi. – 1981 —
The 53 Auto Vue drive in opened on Friday 6-15-1951. The first movie on Friday/Saturday June 15-16,1951 was “Frenchie” starring Joel McCrae & Shelley Winters. The 2nd movie on Sunday/Monday June 17-18,1951 was “Bedtime For Bonzo” starring Ronald Reagan. The last dusk to dawn show at the drive in was on Saturday 8-18-1984 featuring the movies “Stripes”,“Psycho 2”,“The Lords of Discipline” & “Sizzling Seniors”. The last four nights of the drive in were Thursday-Sunday August 23-26,1984. The movies were “Best Defense” starring Dudley Moore & “Trading Places” starring Eddie Murphy. On 12-21-1984 Cine 3 Theatre (later Lake 7) opened on the site of the drive in.
Likely 1935, initial release for “In Caliente” on the marquee.