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W Main St & W 87th St, Cut Off, LA 70345
The above address will map to the location of the drive-in. The drive-in is vaguely visible using Google Earth.
20467 Cooley Rd, Bend, OR 97701
The above address will map to the location of the drive-in, which is visible using Google Earth using historical imagery for the year 2000 and prior years.
2431 W Euless Blvd, Euless, TX 76040
The above address will map to the location of the drive-in, which is on Hwy 10 (also W. Euless Blvd) and is not on Hwy 183.
Below is a 1963 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Historic Aerials Dot Com:
There were two drive-in operating in Alvin, although not simultaneously. The Alvin Drive-In opened in the 50s and closed in the late 60s or early 70s. The Cinema Park Drive-In opened in the early 70s and lasted into the 80s.
The Cinema Park was actually on TX-6, west of town near County Road 142. The address below will map to the location of the Cinema Park Drive-In:
Texas 6 & No 3 Rd, Alvin, TX 77511
The Cinema Park Drive-In is visible on Google Earth up until 2004, after which time someone dropped a building on top of it.
The address given previously is the location of the Alvin Drive-In which closed in the late 60s.
U.S. 83 Business & S Kumquat St, Pharr, TX 78577
The above address will map to the location of the drive-in.
Here is a 1961 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:
After a little digging, I found out that XIT was the name of an enormous ranch near the town.
N Elgin Ave & NE 14th St, Lamesa, TX 79331
The footprint of the drive-in is visible on Google Earth using imagery from 1991. Current imagery shows the site being used as a baseball field.
Here is a 1970 DRG map which references the location of the drive-in.
Any ideas what XIT stands for? An acronym for Exit?
There is a “Winter Haven, Texas” about 5-6 mils north of Carrizo Springs, which is where this drive-in derives a part of its name from.
The Drive-in is located on the east side of US 83, about 5.25 miles north of Carrizo Springs.
Here is a 1971 aerial photo which shows the location of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:
River Oaks Blvd & Sam Calloway Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76114
The address above will map to the location of the drive-in.
Here is a 1955 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Historic Aerials Dot Com:
Here is a 1970 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:
Southwest Pkwy & Spring Shadow Dr, Wichita Falls, TX 76310
W Dickinson Blvd & Lodal St, Fort Stockton, TX 79735
The drive-in will map to the address above. It is still visible on Google Earth.
The drive-in is located on the east side of US 81, north of town just past County Road 286.
TX-482 spur, Irving, TX 75062
The above address maps reasonably close to the stadium. The address currently being used maps about 5 miles west of the Stadium.
Here is a 1979 aerial photo of the drive-in with all three screens up, courtesy of Historic Aerials Dot Com:
Here is a 1972 image with the screens and concession building apparently not installed yet:
Here is a 1973 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Historic Aerials Dot Com.
US-87 N, Tahoka, TX 79373
The drive-in is located ¼ mile north of town on the east side of US-87.
Here is a 1954 aerial photo which shows the location of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:
After reviewing aerial photos from 1967 for a five mile radius around Tahoka, my conclusion is that there were no other drive-ins built or operating after the T-Bar was destroyed in 1959. The T-Bar was not operational in the 1967 aerial photos.
The drive-in is located on TX-222 about 4 miles west of Munday, and is surrounded by farmland. As you are heading west out of town on 222, the drive-in would have been on your left, after the road bends to the south. It appears to be completely demolished in the present-day aerial photos.
Here is a 1966 aerial photo for the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:
Here is a 1949 aerial photo for this drive-in:
It was on the northeast section of the intersection.
Farm to Market 78 & Riedel, Schertz, TX 78154
The above address will map to the location of the drive-in, which was on the south side of FM 78 and north of Riedel.
Here is a 1973 aerial photo courtesy of Historic Aerial Dot Com.
Texas 114 & N Alamo Rd, Levelland, TX 79336
The above address will map to the location of the drive-in, which is located northeast of the intersection.
Here is a 1962 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:
U.S. 14 & County Road 111, Lake Benton, MN 56149
The above address will map to the location of the drive-in, which was situated northeast of the intersection.
The drive-in was located on US 14 about 3 miles east of Tyler. The footprint of the drive-in is clearly visible using Google Earth.
@Chuck: It is both strange and irritating. What mapping program are you using? 120 Tilden Rd will not work for me in either Google Earth or MapQuest, so I do not think it is just a Google thing.
There are a few reasons that newspaper ad address and internet mapping won’t match up. One reason is that newspaper ads used addresses from many years ago, which may have been valid at the time of printing, but the road number systems were changed over the years. Another reason is that the name of the town or municipality needs to match the location on the roadway address, as many drive-ins would be located just over a town line, but are thought to be located in the town. The road address might match up by using the name of the correct municipality.
When I have trouble mapping an exact road address, I try to use an intersection of the two roads which are closest to the drive-in. Intersections seem to map better for some reason than road numbers, in some instances, for whatever reason.
However you want to explain it, internet mapping can be tricky. I try to test out the address on the two mapping sites which I use, and then post the address which seems to work the best.
Oh, I can imagine. I was just pointing out that it should map with the correct spelling. That is why these comment boxes are here, to add information and point out mistakes.
I was just kidding around about the glasses, the eyes start to fail after too many hours in front of the computer. Whoever manages the updates is doing a fantastic job, a little mistake here and there is inevitable.