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Nice to see an old-style, small town theatre like this making it!!
This theatre has begun showing films again. Last week (11/26/2010) they showed Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and the theatre was roughly 2/3 full according to the local paper.
I remember this place – sad to see it go!
Great news that the city preserved this theatre. The inside is impressive and was well-maintained. A diamond in the rough no doubt.
When did this drive-in close? I can only ever remember the K-Mart store being there along with Kroger, Country Fair and Priced Right supermarkets attached to it.
It was in between the towns of Carlyle and Breese – hence the name Car-Breez. ;–)
Another tidbit – the building was 40x100 feet. Not a huge complex but average for a small town at the time.
The Drive-In Theatre near the intersection of Rt50 and St. Rose road was replaced by the large Breese Journal Building.
Thank you again to whoever updated the summary of the theatre. I will share it with local citizens who would love to see this. I’ll possibly try to find more information/photos if possible.
That’s a shame….how much does cost to actually GET a 1st-run movie to show at a theatre? I wouldn’t think people would show up to watch 2nd-run movies. They want to see them as soon as they’re out.
Thanks to whoever made the changes. ;–)
Whoa yeah, I remember watching this on TV when I was probably between 7 and 10 years old and it scared me to DEATH!! I’ve bought the DVD and watched it a few times. But, it was bone-chilling at the time to see/hear those nuclear explosions. Then when you saw the people insinerated and burned to death in the streets, and realizing it could happen some day, it sent chills down your spine….
The actual address is 950 Fairfax, not 970. And it seated 300, not 473.
This theatre has been shut down for a looong time, not even sure what the address was or if the building is still standing. The town now has about 1,100 people but not nearly enough to support a theatre. I know a man named Deane Ducomb used to manage it.
That’s exactly where it was. There are 4 concrete pieces in the ground that used to support the movie screen. This was all before my time, I’m only 30 years old, but I remember the concession stand as it basically sat in the middle of a field (little did I know it used to be an old drive-in theater!
The Car-Breeze was so named because it was located between Carlyle and Breese on Highway 50. After it closed, the screen was demolished and old farm implements were stored on the site. Tall weeds grew around the projection booth, and a local business attached a plywood sign to the old marquee. Recently , the plywood sign disappeared — along with most of the farm implements — and the concession booth was recently demolished. It could hold up to 200 cars.
Does anyone have any more pictures of this theatre?? I’d love to see them.