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Kenmore commented about Manchester Drive-In on Jun 13, 2019 at 8:23 pm

Found It!

The closest address I can get (at least on Google) is 2906 US-41, Manchester, TN. This is across the street from the drive-in. The drive-in appears intact in a 1981 aerial, but by 1997 it was demolished.

Today, it is private property with a house and a couple of buildings. But you can easily see the outline and ramps.

https://tinyurl.com/yxtbe9oz

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Kenmore commented about Dixie Drive-In on Jun 13, 2019 at 6:36 pm

It lasted less than two months. Being next to an ammonia plant may explain why.

Unfortunately, I cannot find any evidence of a drive-in south of Henderson along HWY 60 on a 1950 aerial. So, it was probably totally demolished quickly and perhaps a building added to the property.

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Kenmore commented about Twilite Drive-In on Jun 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm

If you are talking about the rectangular property just north of what appears to be a house and barn in the 1958 photo, it doesn’t look nearly big enough even for a 130 car drive-in. But then again I’ve seen so-called “official” information be wrong before, so it could have been smaller.

At least my guess about it being totally demolished before 1958 seems to be right. Which means that information should be added to the description.

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Kenmore commented about Twilite Drive-In on Jun 11, 2019 at 6:16 pm

I think I’m going blind looking at the 1958 aerial photo of Lennox. Even a 130 car drive-in should stand out if it was anywhere in or near that small town.

Is it possible that it closed well before 1958 and was demolished or someone built something over it? Cause I’m thinking that is possible.

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Kenmore commented about West Drive-In on Jun 10, 2019 at 3:35 pm

I think that if one person managed both the West and Island Acres Drive-ins, then both drive-ins had to be relatively close to each other.

Furthermore, a 1962 and 1971 aerial shows no indication of a drive-in located on East Tomichi Road referred to as the Dash Drive-In.

Three drive-in theaters in the same town of that size seems fishy at best. However, if the Dash and possible the West were drive-in restaurants, like Sonic, then that might be a possibility.

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Kenmore commented about Brush Drive-In on Jun 10, 2019 at 7:34 am

A closer address (at least for Google) is 29576 US-6, Brush, CO which is across the road and home to the High Plains Cattle Supply. I could not get a fix on Google Maps for the actual address. Today, the property appears to be home to highway maintenance.

There is no trace of the drive-in remaining apart from what might be the screen foundation and faint hint of ramps on the east side of the property.

https://tinyurl.com/y4gtlfpr

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Kenmore commented about Joy Drive-In on Jun 10, 2019 at 6:27 am

After looking at the 1966 aerial, there is no trace of anything at the location you cited.

I might believe that a drive-in would be totally demolished without a building being put up, but the trees at the location indicate that nothing was built there at the time.

Plus, I cannot find anything resembling a drive-in along HWY281, be it 30 or 300 cars anywhere near Johnson City. Now, it may be hiding in plain sight, so I’m not discounting anything, but I’ve seen nothing close so far.

Whatever the case, more information is needed about it’s location.

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Kenmore commented about Open Air Drive-In on Jun 8, 2019 at 6:10 pm

It’s private property with a home and pool. There is no trace, not even a hint of ramps remaining.

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Kenmore commented about 16mm Drive-In on Jun 8, 2019 at 12:11 pm

I imagine that “fair business” dried up when the 61 Drive-In opened in 1951.

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Kenmore commented about Twilite Drive-In on Jun 8, 2019 at 6:21 am

I’ve seen “twilight, "Twi-Light”, and Twilite" spelled in different ways. Not all that uncommon with newspaper ads, especially when updating them on the phone.

As I said before, I’ve yet to locate the drive-in on a 1958 aerial. But my eyes are not the greatest, so it could be shining like a beacon for all I know. Any help in nailing down the location would be helpful in getting an address.

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Kenmore commented about Airport Drive-In on Jun 7, 2019 at 3:55 pm

Looks like the drive-in was already demolished by 1954. An aerial photo shows the screen and projector booth/concession stand gone. Today, there is no evidence of the drive-in remaining.

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Kenmore commented about Skyline Drive-In on Jun 7, 2019 at 5:44 am

Crown Auto World is in Bristow, not Tulsa.

As the address indicates, the area is empty save for a cell phone tower that stands about where the concession stand/projection booth was located.

Apart from faint hints of the entrance and exit roads, there is no trace of the drive-in remaining.

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Kenmore commented about Twilite Drive-In on Jun 6, 2019 at 8:36 am

A 1958 aerial of the town does not reveal any drive-in theater nearby that I can see.

Of course it may be hiding in plain sight, so I’m not trying to say it doesn’t exist. But any information that can help nail down the address would be helpful.

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Kenmore commented about Teepee Drive-In on Jun 3, 2019 at 8:51 pm

If the bridge is not going to be repaired, then the city or county can establish an access as it is their responsibility. In fact, they would have to if the bridge is deemed unsafe which its not far away from that.

Plus, there is plenty of room between the VFW and the glass company to create a two-lane access road with no need to cut into the drive-in.

Despite that, I think that they will have to repair the bridge even with all the cost involved.

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Kenmore commented about Teepee Drive-In on Jun 3, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Unless the bridge is restored, I’m not seeing why anyone would reopen the drive-in.

One possible solution which would be far less expensive compared to fixing the bridge, although it may be harder to accomplish, is creating a public access road on the west side of the VFW parking lot. It bypasses the bridge and allows direct access to the road leading to the drive-in.

Whatever solution is chosen, it’s going to take a long time to accomplish. Which means that the fate of the drive-in will still be in limbo.

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Kenmore commented about Spindletop Drive-in on May 30, 2019 at 4:43 am

A closer address (at least for Google Maps) is 5980 S M L King Jr Pkwy, Beaumont, TX.

A 1959 aerial shows the demolished drive-in. Today, ASCO Equipment sits on the property with no trace of the drive-in remaining.

https://tinyurl.com/y64h56md

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Kenmore commented about South Park Drive-In on May 29, 2019 at 1:27 pm

A more accurate address (at least for Google) is 5911 S M L King Jr Pkwy, Beaumont, Texas. It seems that the Port Arthur Road changed names at some point to the MLK. Then, another road was named Port Arthur Road just to make things confusing.

The South Park Drive-In made it at least to 1970. Today, the property has been paved over and appears to be used for storing items. There is no trace of the drive-in remaining apart from its general shape and entrance/exit roads.

https://tinyurl.com/y5pchcmc

Interestingly enough, a 1959 aerial shows a demolished drive-in on the opposite side of the road. Anyone know what that drive-in was?

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Kenmore commented about Cherry Pass Drive-In on May 27, 2019 at 8:02 pm

A 1972 aerial shows the screen gone.

Today, there is no trace of the drive-in remaining.

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Kenmore commented about Mitchell Drive-In on May 27, 2019 at 4:17 pm

What may be the base of the marquee is still standing next to Spring Creek Road.

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Kenmore commented about Mitchell Drive-In on May 27, 2019 at 4:13 pm

Found It!

The address is 294 Spring Creek Road, Mitchell, NE

You can see the drive-in on a 1962 aerial intact and apparently open. By the next aerial in 1993 it had been totally demolished.

Today, it is private property with no trace of the drive-in remaining.

https://tinyurl.com/y5ld28vp

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Kenmore commented about K and D Drive-In on May 27, 2019 at 9:51 am

The address for the Patio Drive-In was 3160 NE 3rd St, Prineville, OR 97754. That is the current address of the US Forest Service which was built over the drive-in.

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Kenmore commented about All Star Drive-In on May 27, 2019 at 4:49 am

The drive-in appears intact in a 1980 aerial, but was demolished by 1996.

The drive-in itself was located about ¼ mile west of the intersection of State HWY M & HWY 25. It was on the south side of HWY 25 and today you can barely see the outline and ramps.

https://tinyurl.com/y4toy3ue

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Kenmore commented about K and D Drive-In on May 27, 2019 at 4:32 am

Found It!

The drive-in was located on the south side of town at 1239 US-26 Madras, Oregon.

Today, the property is empty with only faint traces of the outline and ramps remaining.

https://tinyurl.com/y53m9xhh

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Kenmore commented about Cactus Drive-In on May 24, 2019 at 3:56 pm

A closer address (at least for Google) is 12577 US-26, Shoshoni, WY. This puts it right about the entrance to the property.

As stated in the description, there is essentially no traces of the drive-in remaining.

https://tinyurl.com/y3numh73

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Kenmore commented about Pines Drive-In on May 24, 2019 at 4:33 am

Located on the SE corner of the intersection. Today “A Storage Place” occupies the property with no trace of the drive-in remaining.