Comments from Silicon Sam

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Silicon Sam commented about Cinema 4 Drive-In on Aug 12, 2009 at 7:14 am

I’ve looked at every map I could find, and I can’t find 1 that has that road labeled.

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Silicon Sam commented about Roosevelt Drive-In on Aug 12, 2009 at 7:05 am

Yep, Dean is still around.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0427894/

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Silicon Sam commented about Cinema 4 Drive-In on Aug 12, 2009 at 7:00 am

If you look at that area with Google Maps (or any other for that matter) many of the outlying roads have no labels at all, including the one the drive-in was on.

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Silicon Sam commented about 13 Bowl Drive-In on Aug 12, 2009 at 5:36 am

Not apparent at all in this shot HERE but a 1996 shows the faint, faint outline of the rows, and likely a booth right in the center of the field HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Roosevelt Drive-In on Aug 12, 2009 at 1:08 am

No shopping center show in Google Maps, but the place sure looks run over with vegetation!

HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Saenger Theatre on Aug 11, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Take the 2 links I posted and it shows that the Hauber became Saenger sometime late in 1920. Burned in 1922, when Hauber no longer owned it, and was rebuilt by Saenger. Granted, it doesn’t say where or how much it was rebuilt. Since the rebuilding had an architect Emile Weil, I am going to assume from the ground up.

Cost for rebuild was estimated at $30,000 before the fire, then was finally rebuilt after the fire at a cost of $200,000. From reading the articles, it burned while in the process of rebuilding or remodeling.

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Silicon Sam commented about Waldron Theater on Aug 11, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Google is goofy. 124 S. Main St. still takes you to the 101 end of S. Main instead of towards Chocktaw St.

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Silicon Sam commented about Waldron Theater on Aug 11, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Are you talking about this place HERE? About a block away? Eubanks next door is listed at 118 Main St.

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Silicon Sam commented about Saenger Theatre on Aug 11, 2009 at 2:42 pm

The 2nd link I posted says Hauber sold to Bohlinger Amusements in 1920, then 2 months later sold to Saenger. So it appears to already have been Saenger when it burned in 1922. Very possible a 1922 building on the same lot, but it doesn’t mentioned the building was razed.

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Silicon Sam commented about Cinema 6 Drive-In on Aug 11, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Way South on Hwy 6…..

HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Saenger Theatre on Aug 11, 2009 at 2:17 pm

2nd paragraph here says the same thing….

View link

And here too….

View link

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Silicon Sam commented about Tri-City Drive-In on Aug 11, 2009 at 1:39 pm

2 small pictures HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Strand Theater on Aug 11, 2009 at 1:07 pm

A quick link on Hauber….

http://pbjclibrary.state.ar.us/rotary/Hauber/

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Silicon Sam commented about Strand Theater on Aug 11, 2009 at 1:05 pm

The pictures says the Gem / Miller / Strand was at E. 2nd and State St. Nothing is there at that corner any longer except some empty lots or new construction.

The drugstore mentioned above is at 2nd St and Main. The picture linked above on 2/12/09 shows a building with vastly different windows up top.

Just down the street across from the Community Theater (207 W. 2nd) would have been the AMUSE-U Theater (208 W. 2nd St.)

A busy couple of blocks for theater back then.

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Silicon Sam commented about Strand Theater on Aug 11, 2009 at 12:35 pm

LM’s first post link doesn’t work for me. The only difference I see is they took a dash out of their pbjclibrary website name.

PIC HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Tri-City Drive-In on Aug 11, 2009 at 12:12 pm

I’m surprised the land isn’t developed for other use yet. In THIS 1994 shot, the screen still looks to be there. Looks to be gone in mid to late 90’s.

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Silicon Sam commented about Grove Drive-In on Aug 11, 2009 at 12:03 pm

North of town, looks like the screen is even still standing.

HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Texas Stadium Drive-In on Aug 10, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Small glimpse of the screen in THIS shot.

Folded down position HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Gemini Drive-In on Aug 9, 2009 at 7:05 pm

A 1995 image HERE. You can certainly see where it started as a Twin, and the 3rd screen was added to the North of the other 2 screens.

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Silicon Sam commented about Century 5 Drive-In on Aug 9, 2009 at 6:55 pm

January 1995 view HERE. Looks like nothing is left at this point.

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Silicon Sam commented about Dixie Drive-In on Aug 9, 2009 at 11:39 am

Click on the map link, zoom in a little and check out the 20,000 FEMA trailers on the West side of the airport. North on 278. Unbelievable.

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Silicon Sam commented about Starlite Drive-In on Aug 7, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Use the link below and you can see where the drive-in used to be. You can still see the curved lines in the lots behind the businesses. Corner of 62W and 126. The tiny white building looks to be part of the old drive-in….

CURRENT VIEW

1994 VIEW HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Crossroads Drive-In on Aug 7, 2009 at 4:55 am

Ground features still there. How’d you like an address on Suck Creek Rd?

HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Dixie Lee Drive-In on Aug 6, 2009 at 9:30 pm

The drive-in was right where the large white building is now in the center of this link:

HERE

1992 imaging shows it there.

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Silicon Sam commented about Lynn Theatre on Aug 3, 2009 at 10:27 am

Looks like the theater is back up and running according to their website….