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Drive-In 54 commented about Sidney Auto-Vue Drive-In on May 1, 2018 at 12:16 pm

Here to you GO It was the Sidney Drive-In.

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Drive-In 54 commented about Round-Up Drive-In on Apr 12, 2018 at 4:41 am

I got that location listed has the Brazos Twin Drive-In.

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Drive-In 54 commented about Limberlost Drive-In on Apr 5, 2018 at 11:59 am

Address is: 508 Winchester St. Geneva, IN 46740

I believe that was also the Geneva Drive-In.

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Drive-In 54 commented about Outdoor Drive-In on Apr 3, 2018 at 7:03 pm

The address is :W Virginia 20 at Hanna Rd Craigsville, WV 26205

It is listed as the Craigsville Drive-In also. I believe it opened has the Outdoor Drive-In and then renamed..

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Drive-In 54 commented about Tally-Ho Drive-In on Mar 18, 2018 at 5:51 am

The address is: Davis Hwy at Duke St Louisa, VA 23093

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Drive-In 54 commented about Route 133 Drive-In on Mar 10, 2018 at 12:51 pm

The address is: 400 E Main St, Georgetown, MA 01833

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Drive-In 54 commented about Valley Drive-In on Mar 9, 2018 at 4:05 am

The address is: 2305 Sage Rd, Medford, OR 97501

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Drive-In 54 commented about Star Drive-In on Mar 6, 2018 at 12:44 pm

A closer address is: 1728 Leggett Road, Rocky Mount, NC. Also I got better aerial from 1956. Good find Mike..

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Drive-In 54 commented about 301 Drive-In on Mar 4, 2018 at 4:44 am

The address is:
2725 N Wesleyan Blvd
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

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Drive-In 54 commented about Melbourne Outdoor Theatre on Feb 24, 2018 at 12:45 pm

That is the correct address for it. Don’t go by the little Google map. Click on it and go to the Google map page itself.

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Drive-In 54 commented about Gay 90 Drive-In on Feb 23, 2018 at 1:44 pm

The address is: 2300 US-90 Del Rio, TX 78840

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Drive-In 54 commented about Bell Drive-In on Feb 20, 2018 at 4:23 pm

Address is: 2202 Main Ave Durango, CO 81301

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Drive-In 54 commented about West Yarmouth Drive-In on Feb 19, 2018 at 8:12 pm

The address is: 679 Massachusetts 28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673

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Drive-In 54 commented about Sunset Drive-In on Feb 18, 2018 at 9:39 am

Too bad you cannot read it?

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Drive-In 54 commented about Sunset Drive-In on Feb 17, 2018 at 10:18 am

The address is:2765 N Vine St Magnolia, AR 71753

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Drive-In 54 commented about Rocket Drive-In on Feb 16, 2018 at 12:31 pm

415 Renfroe is on the wrong side of the street.

The Florence family bought the Joy Theater and Drive-in in February 1950. The Joy Drive-in was demolished and the Rocket Drive-in was built in its place at the southwest intersection of South Jackson and Renfroe.“ So it would be aka the Joy Drive-In. Maybe it would be considered a separate DI with it’s own page?

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Drive-In 54 commented about Freed's Drive-In on Feb 13, 2018 at 12:41 pm

Better address is: 507 Wilson St, Valliant, OK 74764

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Drive-In 54 commented about Sno-King Drive-In on Feb 11, 2018 at 1:14 pm

Better address is:

17216 WA-99
Lynnwood, WA 98037

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Drive-In 54 commented about Blountstown Drive-In on Feb 8, 2018 at 5:10 am

It was also AKA the Bailey Drive-In. Also added a better aerial view and theatre flyer.

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Drive-In 54 commented about Winner Drive-In on Feb 7, 2018 at 5:48 am

From the Winner FB page

While we are waiting for spring and warm summer nights and drive in movies, I thought I would share this with you. I just came across it tonight while going through some things. It was written by my dad, Harvey Fast, when he was still alive, in 2000.

“I built the Winner Drive In Theatre in 1950, 1 mile east of Winner. Harry Jorgensen was the contractor for the buildings, Clarence Woidneck did the dirt work, Jim Nance was the electrician and Bob Stracke did the carpentry work.

The original screen measured 48 x 50, and was built on the ground and lifted into place. Cables were tied to the screen. One was anchored to Harry’s cement mixer truck and one was anchored to my dump truck. To the south we tied the cable to Woidneck’s dirt scraper. Clarence started pulling the screen up as Harry and I backed up toward the screen. When we got about half way up, Harry said he began to wonder what would happen if the dirt mover would not be able to stop and the screen would go on over. He said he had visions of his mixer truck flying through the air and landing somewhere up in the 7th row. However, it went up alright and was anchored in place. Had it flipped over Harry and I might very well have been the first men in orbit. Harry in his mixer truck and me in my dump truck. Between Jim and Harry, the wit and humor filled the days and before long we were in business.

In 1955 we enlarged the screen to 88 x 55 to accomodate cinemascope pictures. It is slightly curved to give the picture more depth.

In 1955 I married Betty Wilhelmsen and we had 2 daughters, Kim and Lori. We have always had a family oriented business and both girls were always, and still are active in the Drive In. Lori started running the projectors when she was 14 and ran them for 8 years. I’m sure she was one of the youngest projectionists ever. Lori married Mick Nagel in 1984 and lives in Rapid City They have 2 children, Jenna and Jerred. Kim married Larry Nordsiden in 1978. They live 1 mile east of us and have two daughers, Lindsey and Lacey. The 4 grandchildren enjoy the Drive In and are always willing to help.

In 1968 we resurfaced the screen. We used 105 4x8 sheets of masonite, 100 lbs. of nails and 42 gallons of paint.

In 1991 a tornado went through and took part of the screen, so we decided to resurface the screen once again. The masonite was taken off and replaced with corrugated steel. Elroy Croston was the contractor for this job. The screen has withstood many strong winds and is still in place today.

Through the years the theatre was really put to the test. With TV, daylight savings time and vcr’s, however our determination kept us going, along with our philosophy to treat people the way we want to be treated.

Daily maintenance and a lot of hard work has kept our theatre looking good and helped us make it into a business to be proud of.

The year 2000 has been a special year for us. Besides celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Drive In on June 23rd, the Area Chamber of Commerce honored us as Retailers of the Year at their Annual Banquet.

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Drive-In 54 commented about Tecumseh Drive-In on Jan 25, 2018 at 6:25 pm

The address is: 1210 S Gordon Cooper Dr Shawnee, OK 74801

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Drive-In 54 commented about Blue Ridge Drive-In on Jan 23, 2018 at 6:31 pm

The address is: 1703 Morrell Ave, Connellsville, PA 15425 That is pretty close.

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Drive-In 54 commented about Valley Drive-In on Jan 21, 2018 at 12:47 pm

The address is: 685 Indian Creek Valley Road, Indian Head, PA 15446

That is pretty close..

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Drive-In 54 commented about Rincon Drive-In on Jan 21, 2018 at 6:24 am

The address is: Blanco Street and Creekside Village CT, Aztec, NM 87410

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Drive-In 54 commented about Field of Dreams Drive-In on Jan 7, 2018 at 1:57 pm

Here you go