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NYozoner commented about Perrin Drive-In on Dec 27, 2010 at 6:27 am

I left out Pennsylvania, which is also completely placemarked with 209 documented drive-in locations.

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NYozoner commented about Perrin Drive-In on Dec 27, 2010 at 6:23 am

@Chuck: I am in New York, so I can see are the current and historical aerial imagery, and then match up the surrounding features such as roads, buildings, rivers, and lakes.

Historic aerial photos are a great way to document the precise location of any drive-in, along with topo maps. Especially for those drive-ins which were closed early in the 1950s or 1960s, that not many people even remember existed. It also does away with a lot of debate over exactly where the drive-in actually stood, in cases where people disagree.

I am working on a project to placemark and document every known drive-in location in the United States, using Google Earth. Open drive-ins are represented by green placemarrks, red for closed, cyan for drive-ins which were known to exist, but their location is undocumented, and yellow for documented locations which are unnamed.

I have some people helping me out by doing placemarking for states in the midwest and northwest. I have already completed New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, Nebraska, Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Utah, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and am about 60% of the way through Texas.

Geez, there are a lot of drive-ins in Texas, didn’t those people have anything better to do than go to the drive-ins?

When the project is completed, you will be able to use Google Earth to see the precise location of every known drive-in in the country, along with supporting documentation which is embedded in each individual placemark.

Anyone who would like to volunteer to placemark a state or two may contact me at The regions that have not been placemarked yet are New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast. I hope to have all 50 states completed by the end of March, just in time for drive-in season!

Rick
www.newyorkdriveins.com

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NYozoner commented about Plains Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 9:52 pm
  • their * ^typo.
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NYozoner commented about Plains Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 9:52 pm

It should read “N. COUNTY Road W.” Not “Country.”

Country = bad mapping.

Someone needs to update the prescription on there glasses…lol :)

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NYozoner commented about Sher Den Twin Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 9:47 pm

1901 E Gallagher Dr, Sherman, TX 75090

The above address maps to near the entrance of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using 2008 or earlier imagery.

Here is a 1974 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/94UpGP

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NYozoner commented about Perrin Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 9:37 pm

2202 E Gallagher Dr, Sherman, TX 75090

The drive-in maps perfectly to the above address.

Here is a 1955 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/94Xszm

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NYozoner commented about Twin Cactus Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm

E 8th St & I- 20 Bus Loop W, Odessa, TX 79761

The above address will map to the location of the drive-in.

Below is a 1963 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/94Tynm

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NYozoner commented about Plains Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Ranch to Market 2020 & N County Rd W, Odessa, TX 79764

The above address will map to the proper location of the drive-in.

Below is a 1963 aerial photo for this drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/94Qgtr

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NYozoner commented about Picture Show Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 3:23 pm

I found a drive-in located on the northeast corner of the intersection of Hwy 75 and Graham Road, and is south of town.

I was unable to locate any drive-ins near Huntsville on Hwy 190.

Here is a 1960 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/94P4H4

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NYozoner commented about Palo-Duro Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Looking at the aerial photo below, this drive-in was located directly across the road from the Twin Drive-in.

http://flic.kr/p/94KHcV

4116 Canyon Dr, Amarillo, TX 79109

This address will map to the location of the drive-in.

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NYozoner commented about Twin Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 12:22 pm

4215 Canyon Dr, Amarillo, TX 79110

This address will map to the location of the drive-in. The drive-in is visible using Google Earth up until 2002.

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NYozoner commented about Trail Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm

7720 E Amarillo Blvd, Amarillo, TX 79121

This address will map to the location of the drive-in. The drive-in is visible using Google Earth.

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NYozoner commented about Sunset Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 12:03 pm

5728 SW 11th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106

This address will map to the location of the drive-in. The drive-in is visible using Google Earth up to 2002.

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NYozoner commented about Skyway Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 11:56 am

Address should be: 5966 Interstate Dr E, Amarillo, TX 79118

Here is a link to a MapQuest image for this drive-in, ramps are still visible:

http://mapq.st/dDYNoU

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NYozoner commented about Ono Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 10:39 am

This drive-in was located on the west side of Hwy 71 about 1 mile south of I-10.

Here is a 1957 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/94JLUF

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NYozoner commented about Oleander Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 10:05 am

8014 Broadway St, Galveston, TX 77554

That address will map to the drive-in.

Here is a 1974 aerial photo of the drive-in courtesy of Google Earth:

http://flic.kr/p/94JbeB

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NYozoner commented about Olden Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 8:20 am

Could this have been the same as the Dixie Drive-In, to the west of Olden on FM 3383? Olden seems like too small of a town to have had two drive-ins.

/theaters/28744/

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NYozoner commented about Crescent Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 7:52 am

The Crescent Drive-in was located at 4275 S Treadaway Blvd, Abilene, TX 79602.

This address will map to the exact location of the drive-in. S. Treadwell Blvd was formerly Hwy 83, before the bypass was built.

Here is an aerial photo from 1954, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/94GyU4

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NYozoner commented about Moonlighter Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 3:17 am

Texas 581 Spur & Tilden Rd, Pearsall, TX 78061 will map to this drive-in.

The drive-in is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of 581 and Tilden Rd.

120 Tilden Road will not map to any specific address on Google Earth.

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NYozoner commented about Midway Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 3:09 am

This drive-in is located on the northwest corner of the intersection of E. Broadway St. and State Loop 549.

It appears to be fully intact with screen, ticket office, and concession stand building as seen on Google Earth with 2008 imagery.

Of course, looks can be deceiving from 30,000 feet.

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NYozoner commented about McLennan Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 2:58 am

This drive-in was located on Hwy 317 (which is also S. Main St.) just south of McGregor. As you are driving south, the drive-in was on the left side of Hwy 317, about ¼ mile past County Road 445.

Here is an aerial photo from 1964, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

http://flic.kr/p/94E3dk

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NYozoner commented about Midway Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 2:53 am

The location of the drive-in is on north side of US 84 (which is also I-20) about one mile west of Merkel. Heading west on I-20 Frontage Road, it is on the right just past County Road 379.

Here is an aerial photo from 1954, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/94E5tP

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NYozoner commented about Midway Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 2:53 am

The location of the drive-in is on north side of US 84 (which is also I-20)about one mile west of Merkel. Heading on I-20 Frontage Road, it is on the right just past County Road 379.

Here is an aerial photo from 1954, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/94E5tP

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NYozoner commented about Litestar Drive-In on Dec 25, 2010 at 4:21 pm

The status of this “drive-in” should be closed. The screens came down sometime in 2009.

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NYozoner commented about Linda Kay Drive-In on Dec 25, 2010 at 4:14 pm

U.S. 175 Frontage Rd & Silverado Dr, Dallas, TX 75253

This address will map to the site of the drive. 11950 Second Avenue does not take you anywhere close to the drive-in.