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Looks like the screens were facing each other, not back to back…. With back to back, you have to have 2 projection booths. Not really economical.
Manatee Ave is the main E-W drag through Bradenton. Also called Hwy 64. Use the map link above, but take out the ZIP Code.
Several photos of the closed Midway here:
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?
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.
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.
Located in 300 block of North Duval St, just North of E Long St.
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.
Short story on the Royal Land at the old drive-in.
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.
This suggestive bushy patch in the intersection looked more like a drive-in in older GE views:
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…
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.
I retract my restaurant looking building comment. Heck, with only 10 parking spaces…..
Pic of the Clanton Drive-In. Last Pic.
Yes, the Royal was on I-20. Here are some 2005 pics of the Royal.
According to a couple of Panoramio pics, the one on I-20:
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.
Behind what appears to be a restaurant, on S. Big A Road is this place. Probably it:
Glad someone is reading this page!
They also have a Facebook page….
Bing maps actually show the screen in the satellite view:
Looking at some old images, there was a drive-in at 41N and Farmers Market Rd.
Street View shows what appears to be the screen back in the forest growing there…
Here it is South of Town on Hwy 25:
And their website:
And I’d say they are open!
ESE of town is this place:
Google Earth in the early 90’s showed a drive-in at this location, corner of Redwood Ave and Redwood Cir:
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….
Is it Edray or Eldray?