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blu_tango would you be interested in posting your pictures on the Sutton Page?
In looking at your pictures and dates of when the freeway was built I don’t think so. I did you send email on your Blog about the location. Also great pictures!!
@dcallahan have pictures to share?
Using 37.784050, -94.703707 and 863 S Main St. in goggle maps it locates to the same location. Sometimes goggle maps can off also.
From the website:
Midway Drive-In was constructed in 1953 and has been showing movies every summer since then. It was originally owned and operated by Ernest Schweigerdt and John Kirschenman.
Ernest’s daughter, Alyce, and her husband Marvin Oligmueller purchased the drive-in in 1963. In 1968 a strong summer storm came through during the showing of a movie. The wind was so strong that it blew the screen down. The screen was rebuilt right away and movies were shown throughout the rest of the summer.
In 2004, Midway Drive-In came under new ownership and continues to offer movie-goers in central South Dakota great movies and that nostalgic “drive-in” experience. The current owners are Sally and Duane Resel, Steve and Lori Resel, Stephanie and Jim Bonebright, Sarah Resel, and Mike and Nan Donlin.
Midway Drive-In is one of only five remaining drive-in theatres in South Dakota, the first to convert to digital projection. Whether it’s your first trip to a drive-in or you’re returning to rekindle that unique drive-in feeling, Midway Drive-In is the place to See the Stars from your Cars.
More information HERE
Oldtimet..have any pictures?
Uploaded aerial from 1963. It looks the drive-in was turned into small landing strip. There is a Crop Production business across the road. My thinking is that it is used for aerial spraying of crops.
Yep..Kerry Segrave’s book “Drive-in Theaters A History from Their Inception in 1933” is pretty good also.
No I have not. Sometimes my source’s are back issues of old newspapers There is alot of the small town drive-ins that not on CT. I’m working on Hutchinson, KS drive-ins now.
Drive-in.com? You need to becareful on that one.
Where did you see or heard about it at?
Good luck in finding it.
You are correct is north of the location given. The reason why I use cross streets is because Google Maps are off some, sometimes by alot. It is close enough for the purpose of identifying the location of the drive-in.
You are correct about is was never the Theatair. I have been on Wikimapia also. But still learning it. So was the Lakewood DI located at?
This is the correct address: 2424 240th St Hallock, MN 56728. It is now Crop Production Services company location.
Note: Goggle maps does not locate to it.
Chris..I checked the aerials thinking I put the wrong date on the picture. That is the right date according to the website. Was the 100 Twin built/opened as a twin screen drive-in? We need a opening day ad, that would tell us. From my research there was not to many twin drive-ins being built in the early 1950’s. In Pensacola, FL. Gulf States Theatres opened one in 1952.
The correct address is:
Charlestown Pike & Lakewood Blvd
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Here is the website: http://www.kanopolisdrivein.com/
Maybe the owners are hoping to reopen it some day.
Here is there website address:
Nice looking drive-in!!
More pictures and information HERE