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NYozoner commented about Park Drive-In on Jan 28, 2011 at 5:21 am

I found two drive-ins on the 1956 aerial photos, one to the south of Crestview on S Ferdon Blvd and the other to the west on W James Lee Blvd. Not sure which one in the Park and which one is the Dixie, hoping maybe someone here can shed some light.

The drive-in to the south is definitely the larger of the two, so if I went by car size, the bigger one to the south would have been the Park, and the smaller one to the west would have been the Dixie. But that would just be a guess, and I’d like to have something more solid to go by.

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NYozoner commented about Palatka Drive-In on Jan 27, 2011 at 2:45 pm

This may be a double listing, as the Linda Drive-in was also across the street from the same hospital.

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NYozoner commented about University Twin Drive-In on Jan 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm

11460 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32817

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. The address in the heading has the correct street address, but the zip code is not correct which throws off the mapping on Google Earth.

Here is a 1980 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.

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NYozoner commented about Star Drive-In on Jan 27, 2011 at 11:58 am

It was most definitely an extensive rebuild, and more than a remodeling. The entire concession stand was demolished and relocated to the back of the lot, the original tower was rebuilt for Cinemascope, and a new ticket booth was built further back from the road.

An interesting fact about the Star, the manager mentioned in the article was Jake Stefanon, who left Blatt Brothers in the mid 1960s to purchase his own small-town drive-in near Perry, New York. The Silver Lake Twin Drive-In is still run by the Stefanon family, and has evolved into one of the finest drive-in operations in the country.

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NYozoner commented about Star Drive-In on Jan 27, 2011 at 11:04 am

Joe,

The Star Drive-in opened on October 25, 1947. The Boxoffice Magazine article mentioned in the post above was from a grand reopening, after operations were taken over by Blatt Brothers and they conducted extensive remodeling in 1957. The article was not very specific about those types of details.

This website contains details about the opening of the Star in 1947.

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NYozoner commented about Skylark Drive-In on Jan 27, 2011 at 9:32 am

2701 NE 14th St, Ocala, FL 34470

The above address will map accurately the location of the drive-in. An Auto Zone auto parts store currently occupyies the property.

Here is a 1964 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Golden Glades Twin Drive-In on Jan 27, 2011 at 8:42 am

According to the grand opening ad posted by Mike Rivest, the drive-in was located on NW 167th St & 34th Ave, which is consistent with the Miami Gardens address, and not was not in North Miami Beach.

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NYozoner commented about Golden Glades Twin Drive-In on Jan 27, 2011 at 8:33 am

3383 NW 167th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. The street address in the current heading is correct, but the town and zip code throw off the mapping on Google Earth.

Here is a 1980 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.

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NYozoner commented about Turnpike Drive-In on Jan 27, 2011 at 6:22 am

12850 NW 27th Ave, Opa-locka, FL 33054

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which was in Opa-locka, a northern suburb of Miami. The street address in the heading is correct, but the town and zip code are not correct, and throw off the mapping on Google Earth.

Here is a 1969 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Palm Drive-In on Jan 27, 2011 at 5:12 am

Something wacky is going on with this address, as there was no drive-in at that location in the 1961 aerial photos. Does anyone have an idea what side street was closest to this drive-in, on NW 27th Avenue?

There definitely was no drive-in located on the 6000 block of NW 27th Avenue, according to the 1961 aerial photos.

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NYozoner commented about North Dade Drive-In on Jan 27, 2011 at 4:52 am

17175 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which was in Miami Gardens near the Miami-Dade County line. While the street address in the heading is correct, the town and zip code is not.

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NYozoner commented about Le Jeune Drive-In on Jan 27, 2011 at 3:50 am

1201 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. The address currently in the heading is off by almost 4 miles to the northeast.

Here is a 1969 high resolution aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Coral Way Drive-In on Jan 27, 2011 at 3:33 am

Here is a 1969 high resolution close-up photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about 27th Avenue Drive-In on Jan 27, 2011 at 2:44 am

Here is a 1969 high resolution close-up photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Lib-City & 22nd Avenue Drive-In on Jan 27, 2011 at 2:18 am

Here is a 1961 aerial photo of the drive-in, which shows the fence bisecting the drive-in through the middle of the lot.

Here is a 1969 higher resolution close-up photo.

You can see there were separate entrances and ticket offices for the east side and west side of the lot.

Both photos are courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Madison Drive-In on Jan 27, 2011 at 1:06 am

Nice work Chuck. Good information can be found by using Google’s search engine, and with the right combination of words, you can discover a bunch of information through blogs, facebook postings, news stories, and history sites.

The truth is out there!

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NYozoner commented about Madison Drive-In on Jan 26, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Not every drive-in made it into the encyclopedias, almanacs, and catalogs. Some slipped through the cracks, especially the ones in very rural areas.

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NYozoner commented about Madison Drive-In on Jan 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Here is a USGS topo map noting the location of the drive-in, courtesy of MSRMaps.com.

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NYozoner commented about RiMar Drive-In on Jan 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm

4137 Clarcona Ocoee Rd, Orlando, FL 32810

The above address maps more accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

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NYozoner commented about Family Twin Drive-In on Jan 26, 2011 at 8:06 pm

This drive-in was open at least as early as 1967, and probably even sooner. The 1969 opening date in the heading is incorrect.

Here is a January 1968 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Family Twin Drive-In on Jan 26, 2011 at 7:56 pm

U.S. 129 & 102nd Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. The address in the heading was off to the north by about half a mile.

Here is a USGS topo map noting the location of the drive-in, courtesy of MSRMaps.com.

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NYozoner commented about Family Twin Drive-In on Jan 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Just noticed a typo in the heading, “also known as Fanily Drive-In.”

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NYozoner commented about University Drive-In on Jan 26, 2011 at 7:44 am

Here is a 1970 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of HistoricAerial.com.

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NYozoner commented about Southside Drive-In on Jan 26, 2011 at 7:36 am

Here is a 1960 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.

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NYozoner commented about Skyview Drive-In on Jan 26, 2011 at 7:32 am

Here is a 1960 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.