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Silicon Sam commented about Midway Drive-In on Jul 5, 2010 at 2:08 am

Several photos of the closed Midway here:

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/35894562

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Silicon Sam commented about Mexico Theatre on Jul 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Woz, who started Apple Computers says in his book that he bought the Mayfair Theater in San Jose for his wife to have. It would have been around 1983 or so. I don’t think it’s this place, but does anyne have any idea which Mayfair in San Jose it might be?

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Silicon Sam commented about Skyview Drive-In on Jul 4, 2010 at 2:34 am

On Ocilla Rd or Ocilla Hwy there was a small drive in. You can still make out the sweeping outline of the tree line of the back row area, from upper left to lower right. The screen was facing away from the highway, on the left side of this shot. Still visible in 1993 Google Earth.

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Silicon Sam commented about Skyway Drive-In on Jul 3, 2010 at 9:32 am

At 1129 N. Tennessee St. was the site of one of the drive-ins in Cartersville, GA. You can still see the lower SE corner of the drive in property. The screen would have been right there in the triangle shaped corner not covered in asphalt.

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Silicon Sam commented about Claxton Drive-In on Jul 2, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Located in 300 block of North Duval St, just North of E Long St.

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Silicon Sam commented about Meridian Drive-In on Jul 1, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Read the story I posted to the royal DI page….

I doubt that both the Meridian and Royal had similar castle theming. But I could be wrong.

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Silicon Sam commented about Royal Drive-In on Jul 1, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Short story on the Royal Land at the old drive-in.

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Silicon Sam commented about Meridian Drive-In on Jul 1, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Take a look at the photos I linked to on the Royal DI also in Meridian. It also shows the castle looking buildings also. They had a place called Royal Land according to the pics.

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Silicon Sam commented about Howell's Drive-In on Jul 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm

This suggestive bushy patch in the intersection looked more like a drive-in in older GE views:

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Silicon Sam commented about Ford Drive-In on Jun 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Wow, they start movies at 2:30 am on a Wednesday night? Not like people in MI need to get up and go to work I suppose…

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Silicon Sam commented about Sunset Drive-In on Jun 30, 2010 at 2:26 pm

On the map link above, just scroll to the left a little… Address is off a tad. If you type in 9474 Telegraph Rd it takes you right to it.

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Silicon Sam commented about Toccoa Drive-In on Jun 30, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I retract my restaurant looking building comment. Heck, with only 10 parking spaces…..

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Silicon Sam commented about Clanton Drive-In on Jun 30, 2010 at 6:52 am

Pic of the Clanton Drive-In. Last Pic.

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Silicon Sam commented about Royal Drive-In on Jun 30, 2010 at 6:46 am

Yes, the Royal was on I-20. Here are some 2005 pics of the Royal.

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Silicon Sam commented about Meridian Drive-In on Jun 30, 2010 at 6:44 am

According to a couple of Panoramio pics, the one on I-20:

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Is the Royal.

There was another drive-in off Hwy 19, NW of town off Hills St. It’s behind the spot labeled Village Kitchen. GE Historical shows the lot was redeveloped in the late 90’s or early 2000’s. That could have been the Meridian.

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Silicon Sam commented about Toccoa Drive-In on Jun 29, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Behind what appears to be a restaurant, on S. Big A Road is this place. Probably it:

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Silicon Sam commented about Greenwood Auto Drive-In on Jun 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Glad someone is reading this page!

They also have a Facebook page….

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Silicon Sam commented about Cordele Drive-In on Jun 29, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Bing maps actually show the screen in the satellite view:

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Silicon Sam commented about Cordele Drive-In on Jun 29, 2010 at 12:42 am

Looking at some old images, there was a drive-in at 41N and Farmers Market Rd.

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Street View shows what appears to be the screen back in the forest growing there…

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Silicon Sam commented about Greenwood Auto Drive-In on Jun 28, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Here it is South of Town on Hwy 25:

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And their website:

http://www.25drivein.com/

And I’d say they are open!

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Silicon Sam commented about M and T Drive-In on Jun 28, 2010 at 6:04 pm

ESE of town is this place:

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Silicon Sam commented about Redwood Twin Drive-In on Jun 27, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Google Earth in the early 90’s showed a drive-in at this location, corner of Redwood Ave and Redwood Cir:

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Currently has 2 assisted care facilities on the property, don’t think a 6 plex was ever built there. Old imagery makes it look like it was twinned at one point.

May be wrong, but a Redwood Drive-In on Redwood Ave makes sense….

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Silicon Sam commented about Edray Theatre on Jun 25, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Is it Edray or Eldray?

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Silicon Sam commented about Art Theatre on Jun 25, 2010 at 7:28 am

About all I do in that case Ron, is find a business or two in the immediate area, Google them to get their exact address, and go from there. Occasionally addresses change. An old theater may be 431 Main St, but the new business in the same old building may use 433 Main St, as an example.

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Silicon Sam commented about Beltline Drive-In on Jun 22, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Usually Beltline just refers to a road that circles the city, doesn’t need to be an Interstate. Like Beltline Rd in Dallas.