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Kris4077 commented about Keno Drive-In on Feb 12, 2022 at 6:24 pm

Aerial Photos on Google maps look ok like screen, concession stand, projection booth, and ticket booth have all been demolished. Maybe above should be changed to demolished.

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Kris4077 commented about Keno Drive-In on Feb 12, 2022 at 6:17 pm

You know It sucks to see a drive-in theater go but I for one would rather that than see it rot away. I also side a little with the owner he bought it as an investment not to run as a theater. So let him sell it maybe the community and Save The Keno can switch gears and come together and make a deal with the owner and buy some of the stuff on such as the marquee and the screen and concession and project equipment. Who knows maybe he’ll donate it. Together they can raise the funds to rebuild the Keno somewhere else in town. Start a rebuild the Keno non profit with a go fund me page. Put your hearts into it and get it done. If a community comes together they can move mountains.

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Kris4077 commented about Palm Cinema 3 on Feb 11, 2022 at 8:15 pm

The building this theater was in actually maps at 4226 Old Road 37 and the building is still there! The address above is the house across the road. Could someone please change the address above.

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Kris4077 commented about Swap Shop Fun-Lan Drive-In on Jul 4, 2020 at 8:35 pm

Also I doubt this theater has the capacity for a 700 cars anymore with the addition of the awnings and other structures. I would say 600 at the most.

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Kris4077 commented about Swap Shop Fun-Lan Drive-In on Jul 4, 2020 at 8:29 pm

Fun-lan is now a 2 screen theater. Learned this when I attended tonight. When they switch over to digital they only purchased projectors for their 2 largest screens. Screen 4 and its tiny projection booth are completely gone. Screen 2 is still up to the right of screen 3 (which is the original screen from the single screen days) screen 2 is no longer used. Please change the above to 2 screens.

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Kris4077 commented about Butch Cassidy Drive-In on Dec 26, 2019 at 7:45 am

The New Sportsman’s Club Maps to 1420 Woodville Road, Millbury, OH 43447. 1443 is the field across the road. Please Change address.

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Kris4077 commented about Arco Motor Vu Drive-In on Dec 17, 2019 at 10:23 am

I like all the weird shaped areas(Possibly turf grass farms?) around this Drive-In theater that have that drive-in theater shape. They would be some huge drive-in theaters.

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Kris4077 commented about Mustang Drive-In on Dec 11, 2019 at 9:47 am

907 South May St is the closest address its the house next door this Drive in theater was in the field to the right in aerial Photo. Now a Farm field.

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Kris4077 commented about Starlight Drive-In on Nov 5, 2019 at 12:15 pm

It’s Interesting that there was a cloverleaf Drive-In Theater in Topeka and the starlight became a cloverleaf for an interstate highway. Well at least it didn’t become a Walmart.

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Kris4077 commented about Starlight Drive-In on Nov 5, 2019 at 10:26 am

I think I found this D-I on the 1948 Historic Aerial it looks as though it is still under construction. On Google maps the closest address is: 5801 SW 21st St, Topeka, KS 66604 which is Affordable Dentures, this is on the south side of SW 21st St. I-470 went right through the Middle of the D-I the field area covered most of the on and off ramps of I-470 in the area south of SW 21st St. If someone knows the years I-470 was built and opened maybe we could narrow down when this D-I Closed. Please change the address above to match the Affordable Dentures address this way the location will be easier to find.

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Kris4077 commented about Mission Tiki Drive-In on Nov 2, 2019 at 6:22 am

Those doors look like storage containers. Maybe something to do with the flea market or a side business renting storage sheds.

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Kris4077 commented about Taree Drive-In on Nov 1, 2019 at 9:46 am

google maps to: 1 Bushland Dr, Taree NSW 2430, Australia

Concession stand, ramps, and ticket booths still there.

Please update address.

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Kris4077 commented about Vineland Drive-In on Nov 1, 2019 at 9:33 am

Chips was awesome! Sometimes there would be scenes that had nothing to do with the plot like two hoodlums shooting up a car. I guess they had a time slot to fill and they came up short so someone on the set with no writing experience said hey why don’t we do a scene with two hoodlums shooting up a car it’ll be cool. One thing about digital projection is that you could actually show TV shows or have video game nights.

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Kris4077 commented about Follies Theatre on Nov 1, 2019 at 9:17 am

Sounds like somebody didn’t like the kind of movies this theater was showing so they had it torched.

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Kris4077 commented about Danielson-Putnam Twin Drive-In on Oct 30, 2019 at 9:22 am

Those straight rows for screen 2 are interesting the people on the ends must have had a hard time seing

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Kris4077 commented about Hi-Way Airport 9 Drive-In on Oct 29, 2019 at 12:33 pm

The Most Accurate address on Google maps for this D-I is: 50 Terminal Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 this is the address for one of the main terminals. Most of the land that used to be the D-I is now runways, ramps, and tarmac. On Historic Aerials if you use the road overlays you’ll see that at one point during ongoing construction of the airport perimeter road ran through the center of what use to be the original theater field.

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Kris4077 commented about Hi-Way Airport 9 Drive-In on Oct 29, 2019 at 12:05 pm

On google maps and historic aerials this maps as 326 N. federal Hwy.

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Kris4077 commented about Starlite Drive-In on Oct 23, 2019 at 1:14 pm

@ Raysson I attend the Raleigh Road Outdoor theater in Henderson from time to time. Of course I live over an hour away.

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Kris4077 commented about Apache Drive-In on Oct 19, 2019 at 6:55 am

On Google Maps it maps to: 5721 State Hwy 31 W, Tyler, TX 75709. Comparing it with the 1965 and 1995 in Historic aerials this seems to be right in the middle of the theater. The above address should be changed to match this.

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Kris4077 commented about Star-Lite Drive-In on Oct 19, 2019 at 6:35 am

Google maps exactly to: 2624 E Erwin St, Tyler, TX 75702 There is a Ryder truck rental on the sight now. The Theater shows up on the 1947 and 1965 historic aerials. Could this theater have had a longer run than advertised? Can we get the address above changed?

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Kris4077 commented about 75 Drive-In on Oct 15, 2019 at 10:58 am

According to historic aerials 1949, 1950, 1971 it appears that everything is still there. However in the 1994 Aerial everything but ramps have been demolished. In the 2002 aerial buildings have been built on the sight. In the Google earth view you can still see traces of the ramps.

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Kris4077 commented about French Village Drive-In on Oct 15, 2019 at 10:24 am

@MitchWolf Google maps has it as the Church of the Living God. Unless that’s the name of a Christian motorcycle club. It’s the right location in comparison to Historic Aerials.

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Kris4077 commented about Roadium Drive-In on Oct 12, 2019 at 7:22 am

Responding to some older comments above about covered over projection ports on the back of the concession stand and the pre-opening matchbook cover. Going by the aerial shots on historicaerials this drive in was planned as a 2 screen. In the 1952 aerial the lot has only been half graded. But in the 1962 Aerial some ramps have been added to the back half of the lot pointing toward the front screen. It may have been that after the owners started the flea market that they realized that they could make more money with the flea market than they could ever make with a second screen that they decided to forgo it altogether and only have a single screen. I think that now that they are showing movies again they should add the second screen.

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Kris4077 commented about Sierra Vista Drive-In on Oct 2, 2019 at 10:34 am

I think contributors to this website should start a fund and we should all contribute money to it and when we have enough we should purchase whole theaters or pieces like screens, Marqees, projection equipment, etc. So we can preserve a little theater history.

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Kris4077 commented about Hilltop Kar Vu Drive-In on Oct 2, 2019 at 10:28 am

I wonder if it really parked 342 cars or if they just advertised it as such so they could claim the title as largest car capacity. Most drive-ins can fit more cars than their stated capacity. I’m sure back then they when by speakers. Today with FM sound I’m sure some Drive-ins cram dozens more in.