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Floyd took control of this drive-in, along with the Mustang and 28th Street Drive-ins in 1971. The Sky-Vue closed in 1973, with mounting costs associated with bringing the theater up to code being cited as a reason for closure.
I was able to locate two drive-ins in the Manchester area. Neither have Manchester mailing addresses, but they were both located just outside town. Sadly, both have been replaced by Walmart.
North of town:
3 Commerce Dr, Hooksett, NH 03106
West of town:
17 Colby Ct, Bedford, New Hampshire 03110
I couldn’t find either of those on old topographic maps. I’ll look again in case I missed them.
It might be listed under Clearwater, Florida. The Palm later became the Ulmerton, which I added today as well.
The address needs to be changed to 528 W. Tennessee. Here is a PDF document that has a picture of the Leon in its later years on page ten.
I was stuck at the Monroe Street/Park Avenue light today and I just so happened to recognize this building from the photographs. The address should be changed to 108 S. Monroe Street.
Yep, right on the other side of Tampa Bay. Also apparently called the New Ritz from time to time.
According to various back editions of the St. Pete Times, the Cameo was originally known as the Rex Theatre, which was operating as far back as 1911.
This is a picture I took of the former bank building—and, apparently, the remains of the Pheil—in June 2010.
It appears that Largo had an earlier theater. This picture of the New Pinellas Hotel was taken in 1918 and shows a theater on the left. I can’t seem to find any information on this theater—not even a name—so I haven’t submitted a new entry.
The Carib closed in early June, 1983. Floyd briefly considered buying the old Ritz Theatre and moving operations there, but, as you could imagine, that fell through. Admission was 99 cents and the theater still played the national anthem before every show up until the end.
After some investigation, this theater was known as the Ritz Theatre while it was open. The earliest mention of the theater was in 1932. It was ordered to stop showing X-rated films in 1980 and closed sometime before May 1983.
Still operating in January 1965, but gone by March 1966.
Correct. Main Street is also a state highway that links Belle Glade with nearby Pahokee.
It appears in the 1956 newspapers, which have it listed as being in Tarpon Springs. Holiday isn’t an incorporated area and it wasn’t developed until the 60s.
I’ll swing down there in the next few months and get some pictures of this one, the Graves in Perry, and the Chief in Chiefland.
Google gives the Valley the address of 5 Drive-in Road, which is just in from the northwest corner of Augusta Road (SC 421) and SC 481. Poking around with Street View, it appears that there may still be a ticket booth off of SC 481.
This was south of town on West End Road (SC 72/121) just southwest of the T-intersection with Big Oak Drive. Here are the coordinates: 33.858496,-88.121338
It looks like the concession stand might still be standing.
This one was just in from the southwest corner of Whiskey and Pine Log Roads. It’s been obliterated by modern retail.
I remember seeing a bunch of pictures of the Maas Brothers interior, including the Strand portion. They disappeared from Flickr for whatever reason, and I never thought to look for any theater-y details.
No address, but here are its coordinates: 33.858496,-88.121338
This one was at the northeast corner of US 43’s T-intersection with Old Drive Inn Road.
This was at about 3155 Cloverdale Road.
I can’t determine an address, but here are its coordinates: 32.872667,-86.650651
This one would’ve been at 1747 US 31. There’s a warehouse of some sort here now.