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NYozoner commented about Clover-Leaf Drive-In on Feb 2, 2011 at 1:29 am

Was this drive-in located in Georgia or South Carolina?

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NYozoner commented about Augusta Drive-In on Feb 2, 2011 at 1:10 am

Sandbar Ferry Rd & Lovers Ln, Augusta, GA 30901

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is on the north side of Sandbar Ferry Rd between Courthland Dr and Faithhope St.

Here is a 1951 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Joy's Outdoor Twin on Feb 2, 2011 at 12:57 am

Eddie Murphy double feature on screen one, and James bond double feature on screen two.

One of my person favorite “inside joke” double features was “Great Balls of Fire” the Jerry Lee Lewis Movie, showing with “Cousins.”

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NYozoner commented about Alps Drive-In on Feb 2, 2011 at 12:53 am

Tell me about it. It’s most frustrating for me when I read a post from someone on here stating “I visited the site today and took pictures…” but then they don’t leave any further information about the address, such as what part of town it was in, what side of the street, nearby intersections, nearby existing businesses.

The historic aerial photos can very easily document these locations, very quickly, if you know roughly where to look and during what years.

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NYozoner commented about Joy Drive-In on Feb 1, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Awesome history page! Great photos!

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NYozoner commented about Alps Drive-In on Feb 1, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I’m just taking the clues you guys put on here, and turning them into detailed addresses which can be used with mapping programs such as Google Earth. I feel it’s also valuable to provide an aerial photo image to verify the address. It is good to get these places documented before they fall completely out of memory, as many locations already have.

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NYozoner commented about Weis Drive-In on Feb 1, 2011 at 3:49 pm

U.S. 25 & Phinizy Rd, Augusta, GA 30906

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using present day imagery.

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NYozoner commented about Skyview Drive-In on Feb 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm

1714 Olive Rd, Augusta, GA 30904

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is currently occupied by Good Shepherd Baptist Church.

The drive-in is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

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NYozoner commented about Forest Hills Drive-In on Feb 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Wrightsboro Rd & Jackson Rd, Augusta, GA 30909

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

Here is a 1964 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Bon-Air Drive-In on Feb 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm

3338 Wrightsboro Rd, Augusta, GA 30909

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

Here is a 1964 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Prince Avenue Drive-In on Feb 1, 2011 at 12:50 pm

2435 Jefferson Road, Athens, GA 30607

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by Homewood Shopping Center. Prince Avenue becomes Jefferson Road when it crosses the Athens Perimeter Hwy.

Here is a 1962 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Athens Drive-In on Feb 1, 2011 at 12:24 pm

3190 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by a shopping plaza.

Here is a USGS topo map which notes the location of the drive-in, courtesy of MSRMaps.com.

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NYozoner commented about Alps Drive-In on Feb 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Alps Rd & Baxter St, Athens, GA 30606

The above address will map accurately the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by Alps Shopping Center.

Here is a 1962 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Starlight Drive-In on Feb 1, 2011 at 11:06 am

S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd & Georgia 49, Americus, GA 31719

The above address maps to a drive-in located on Plains Hwy, southwest of Americus. The drive-in is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

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NYozoner commented about M and T Drive-In on Feb 1, 2011 at 4:16 am

Marietta Hwy & Univeter Rd, Canton, GA 30114

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

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NYozoner commented about Dixie Drive-In on Jan 29, 2011 at 7:40 pm

E Race Ave & Llama Dr, Searcy, AR 72143

The above address will map more accurately to the entrance of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

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NYozoner commented about Loop Drive-In on Jan 29, 2011 at 7:27 pm

@Mike: The 67 Drive-In was on US 67 on the Arkansas side, and the Loop Drive-In was on US 71 on the Texas side.

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NYozoner commented about Joy's Outdoor Twin on Jan 29, 2011 at 7:24 pm

6872 Hampton Rd, Texarkana, TX 75503

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google using present day imagery.

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NYozoner commented about Lee's Drive-In on Jan 29, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Here is a 1964 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Bill Alderman's Drive-In on Jan 29, 2011 at 6:51 pm

@Mike: Yep, I spotted it. Nice story, but not my definition of what qualifies for a drive-in. For a little town out in the boonies, I’m sure it was a fun thing to do at the time. More of a lawn gathering.

In my book, if they didn’t have a permanently constructed projection booth and screen tower with a ramped parking area, it was not a real drive-in.

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NYozoner commented about East Buffalo Drive-In on Jan 29, 2011 at 6:42 pm

@Andy: Drive-ins.com has a 1958 aerial of the 28th Street Drive-In, which apparently used to be where I-4 intersects 28th St.

E 12th Ave & N 28th St, Tampa, FL 33605 will map to just south of the location where the drive-in used to be. I would have liked to view a larger aerial photo with more surrounding features, in order to positively identify the location, but unfortunately Earth Explorer does not have the 1958 aerial set available.

There is another drive-in about 1 mile east of the 28th Street Drive-In, at E 10th Ave & N 42nd St, Tampa, FL 33605, which Drive-ins.com also has a 1958 aerial of. Using that aerial photo, I have been able to positively match up the location to the address, but I do not yet have a name for that particular drive-in. Drive-ins.com mentions 6th Avenue Drive-In as a possible name, but it would be nice for someone local to Tampa to confirm this.

Both drive-ins were short-lived inner city drive-ins which I am sure were advertised in the newspaper, and would have been open in the mid-late 1950s.

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NYozoner commented about Havendale Drive-In on Jan 29, 2011 at 10:59 am

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

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NYozoner commented about Havendale Drive-In on Jan 29, 2011 at 10:58 am

<A href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/58299528@N05/5397615597/in/set-72157625894591780/>Here is a 1957 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Beach Drive-In on Jan 29, 2011 at 10:53 am

The drive-in is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

There is another drive-in nearby at W 10th St & Avenue U, Riviera Beach, FL 33404 which I have not been able to name as yet.

Here is a 1968 aerial photo of the unnamed drive-in, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.

Possible names are Riviera Drive-In and Roosevelt Drive-Ins, from Mike Rivest’s site, but I have no way of knowing which is the correct name for that location. Hopefully, someone local to Riviera Beach can provide the answer, or one of the Florida guys can hit up the library and dig it up from newspaper microfilm.

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NYozoner commented about Havendale Drive-In on Jan 29, 2011 at 8:07 am

Havendale Blvd NW & 19th St NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

The drive-in is currently the site of a drainage retention pond.