Comments from Silicon Sam

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Silicon Sam commented about Yam Theater on Mar 19, 2011 at 7:22 pm

At the 1:10 spot of this video is the current exterior of the Yam Theater. Pops up in new window.

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Silicon Sam commented about Yam Theater on Mar 19, 2011 at 7:17 pm

About halfway down THIS page is a current view of the auditorium of the Yam Theater.

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Silicon Sam commented about Wheel-In Motor Movie on Mar 19, 2011 at 7:02 am

Update website to:

http://www.rodeodrivein.com/wheelin/

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Silicon Sam commented about King Drive-In on Mar 16, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Updated link for my Apr 19, 2010 post above:

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Silicon Sam commented about Knotty Pine Theatre on Mar 3, 2011 at 12:19 am

Even at it’s peak before WWII, Jet only had just over 440 residents.

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Silicon Sam commented about Mission Theater on Feb 28, 2011 at 9:07 am

Any old photos would help locate it. A couple of buildings in that block could be it.

I should be going to the lower valley in a few weeks, I’ll see if I can find time for some photos.

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Silicon Sam commented about Albano's Drive-In on Feb 25, 2011 at 2:54 am

The most information can be found here….

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Silicon Sam commented about East Bend Drive-In on Feb 18, 2011 at 9:45 pm

On 67 East of town, at Speedway Drive, there’s still a screen, and what looks to be a ticket booth and projection building still standing. At least as far as the current image n Google Street View.

http://goo.gl/maps/Gvr6

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Silicon Sam commented about Rancho Drive-In on Feb 18, 2011 at 7:12 am

A couple of blocks West of Beech Creek Cemetery on FM249 is the remains of a drive-in.

http://goo.gl/maps/eToU

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Silicon Sam commented about Globe Theatre on Jan 31, 2011 at 6:15 am

I screwed up the date once again. I am good at that. Yes, the photo was taken yesterday. Bertram isn’t too far from me, I’ll be checking back with more progress.

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Silicon Sam commented about Globe Theatre on Jan 30, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Good news… Went by today on Jan 30th, 2001 and it looks like restoration is still in progress. All new windows up top, and the beat up old Globe sign is hanging once again, but not restored. Looking much better…….

Bertram Globe Theater

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Silicon Sam commented about Twinkle Star Drive-In on Jan 24, 2011 at 6:05 am

Okay, so now the Dale Drive-In on the West side of town needs to be added by someone. The one on Neptune drive where the Walmart is now.

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Silicon Sam commented about Rialto Theater on Jan 16, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Should be my photo of the Rialto taken Jan 2006…

Between Hwy 59 and Hahl on S. Main St.

Google and Bing maps are not mapping correctly.

http://goo.gl/maps/BQyn

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Silicon Sam commented about Rialto Theater on Jan 16, 2011 at 7:10 pm

My photo of the Freer taken January 2006

Rialto in Freer

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Silicon Sam commented about M-F Drive-In on Jan 15, 2011 at 11:23 pm

The M-F Drive In’s website:

http://m-fdriveintheatre.com/

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Silicon Sam commented about Arco Motor Vu Drive-In on Jan 14, 2011 at 9:55 am

Out by the airport appears to be the remains of a small drive-in. Although it appears less visible in older GE images.

http://goo.gl/maps/ZTKW

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Silicon Sam commented about Brattle Theatre on Jan 9, 2011 at 1:18 am

Man goes crazy at the Brattel over an out of focus showing of The Sound Of Music:

L I N K

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Silicon Sam commented about Carpo Teatro on Jan 8, 2011 at 6:05 am

In regards to the October 8th, 2010 comments:

I went through Kinsgsville 1/5/11, and the old King HS is in the process of getting a brand new roof, so it looks like the old building is being saved after all. The old roof was gone, and the new roof was being sheathed when I went by.

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Silicon Sam commented about Lyceum Theatre on Jan 3, 2011 at 8:00 am

I’d say it is:

B I N G

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Silicon Sam commented about Trail Drive-In on Dec 31, 2010 at 5:34 pm

1973 Aerial View:

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Was a Wal-Mart at one time, the new Wal-Mart Supercenter is located a couple of blocks to the West, new location looks to be occupied by new tenants.

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Silicon Sam commented about South Loop 13 Drive-In on Dec 31, 2010 at 5:24 pm

1955 Aerial View:

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In the 1973 view, roughly ¼ of the drive-in looks to be closed off and taken over by retail.

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Silicon Sam commented about Fredericksburg Drive-In on Dec 31, 2010 at 5:12 pm

1955 Aerial View:

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Silicon Sam commented about Texas Stadium Drive-In on Dec 28, 2010 at 1:19 am

Change the header from 2401 W. Airport Freeway to 2401 E. Airport Freeway, and it puts you right there… The 2401 E. is the actual address of the site of the former stadium.

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Silicon Sam commented about Perrin Drive-In on Dec 27, 2010 at 5:52 am

Texas had lots of drive ins because the weather permitted year round openings, and the towns are so far apart. In PA for example, one drive in could service 4-5 towns since they are so packed together. Seems like every little town in Texas had to have it own, and their was plenty of customers to go around at one time.

I love the old time 50’s-70’s aerial views, wished Google Earth would adopt them into their site. Not everyone likes them, and think they are a waste of time.

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Silicon Sam commented about Midway Drive-In on Dec 26, 2010 at 3:56 am

The one on E. Broadway appears to be the Rocket Drive In. Google Earth shows the Midway at 840 W. State Loop 432 Sweetwater, TX United States. Street View confirms the Midway screen at that location on the West end of town.

http://goo.gl/maps/Gk1a