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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Keno Drive-In on Nov 5, 2019 at 12:27 am

@LouRugani: Mr. Rugani, Are you referring to the ‘Keno’ nickname? Thanks, Drive-In Dave Lounder

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Clark 54 Drive-In on Jan 23, 2019 at 11:12 am

No ramps? No poles? Odd!

Anyone know the asking price?

Thanks,

Dave Lounder
TheDriveInGuys.com

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Hartford Drive-In on Jan 18, 2019 at 12:44 am

@dansdriveintheater: Hey, Dan. The video you’ve referenced isn’t from the Hartford Drive-In. It looks to me to be the Edgemere, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. – Dave Lounder {TheDriveInGuys.com}

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Danielson-Putnam Twin Drive-In on Nov 23, 2018 at 8:05 pm

Roger Katz — Rog, Eddie Lord also owned? and operated the Plainfield Drive-In. Be sure to check-out my new website, www.TheDriveInGuys.com. Thanks, my man! Dave

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Bel-Air Drive-In on Jul 21, 2018 at 2:32 pm

Sign of the times: Old Bel-Air Drive-In sign dismantled, sold to collector

https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Sign-of-the-times-Old-Bel-Air-Drive-In-sign-13091470.php

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Southside Drive-In on Mar 17, 2016 at 1:38 am

https://youtu.be/yRqDt277krU

Looks like the Drive-In was re-purposed before being razed for a new build?

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Neponset Drive-In on Mar 15, 2016 at 3:07 am

@just1eagle: Wow! Your description absolutely NAILED the true essence of the golden age Drive-In experience — the magical wonder, amazement, and excitement of movies under the moonlight!!! I was blessed with parents who brought me up Drive-In!!! I aim to recreate the experience that you so treasure as I do! Thank you for your inspiration!!!

Dave Lounder (The Drive-In Guy) IMDb.me/DaLo DaveLounder.org

Kensington, CT

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Berlin Cine 1 & 2 on Nov 18, 2015 at 2:33 am

I rest my case.

http://articles.courant.com/1997-09-20/news/9709200387_1_movie-theater-second-run-theater-lily-tomlin

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Berlin Cine 1 & 2 on Nov 5, 2015 at 12:28 am

@annie11 .. Berlin Cinema was not damaged by the Woolworth fire. Complete backstory several comments above. I’ve acquired several BC 1 & 2 items over the years and plan to sell them via ebay over the coming months. I also have video of the interior which I plan to upload to one of my websites soon. Best, Dave

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Skyline Drive-In on Sep 2, 2015 at 2:50 am

KEN LAYTON — Please email me, sir! Thanks, brother! DriveInGuys.com is back online — I want to upload your interview, and more!

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Serf Theatre Hall on Apr 12, 2015 at 2:16 am

Wow! $200 per seat – seems a bit steep! How does one abbreviate ‘admission or adm’ as addm? Sad. A suggestion? REPLACE THE YELLOWED PLEXIGLASS! WOLVERINES!!!

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Sutton Motor-In on Sep 13, 2014 at 12:52 am

1.4 mil, last I checked. Not even worth one- third of that.

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Skyline Drive-In on Aug 5, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Why is there no option to subscribe to this page?

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Cine-Fox on Aug 5, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Note: KC was ACROSS THE STREET from the above view — behind the package store and out of sight, but the shell still stands today. The theater WAS more visible before the single fronting edifice – now the expanded package store – was added onto, making the property into more of a ‘strip-mall.’ The operator once told me that he felt the theater would’ve been far more successful had it been built into the ‘former’ Ferndale Plaza, depicted in the above street view. Side note — There was a Foto-Mat location on the front of the property long ago (standing at least as late as 1/82).

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Forestville Theaters on Aug 5, 2014 at 9:41 pm

I have pics from 01 — I should post them.

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Sutton Motor-In on Aug 5, 2014 at 9:39 pm

I have photos from Summer of 96. I should post them.

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Pike Drive-In on Aug 5, 2014 at 9:34 pm

I seem to remember the addy being 5 Kitts Lane.

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Howell Theatre on Aug 5, 2014 at 8:45 am

Curious as to what Mr. DePerro paid when he ‘bought’ the theater??

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about AMC Starplex Southington 12 on Aug 2, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Wasn’t Berlin erected WITH stadium seating (National Amusements)? Also, pursuant to current operator, Starplex, it is my professional opinion that the utilization of the former traditional marquee as simply a generic sign was a bad move. With the technology available today, and competitive pricing, I would’ve opted to transform the signage into a digital marquee.

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Skyline Drive-In on Apr 29, 2014 at 7:28 pm

I’d love to see a photo of the marquee in its original form (all neon and bulbs intact)!

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Southington Drive-In on Dec 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm

‘Open,’ perhaps, but not as a traditional Drive-In, as I’ve posted earlier. I would classify this ‘town park’ as a ‘demolished’ Drive-In, as cannabalized is not an option. ‘nuff said. Dave Lounder

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about AMC Starplex Southington 12 on Sep 13, 2013 at 2:32 am

From MYRECORDJOURNAL.COM

An assistant manager at the theater referred all questions to Cinemark’s corporate communications department, which has not returned repeated requests for comment.

‘Nuff said.

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about AMC Starplex Southington 12 on Sep 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm

FROM WIKIPEDIA: As of November 2012, Cinemark has entered into an agreement to purchase 32 Rave Cinema locations for $240 million. The sale is subject to antitrust approval. Only 2 locations will remain under the Rave Cinemas umbrella after the Cinemark sale is complete, however there much speculation within the industry that these remaining 2 locations will either be sold or shuttered. MORE TO COME ………….

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Valley 6 Drive-In on Aug 21, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Wow ….. very, very sad!

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The Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society (TheDriveInGuys.com) commented about Howell Theatre on Aug 19, 2013 at 4:14 am

thehowelltheater.com site states: The theater is closed; however, check back for updates on the Root Restaurant coming soon!