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2060 W Austin StPort Lavaca, TX 77979
The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. It is clearly visible on Google Earth using historical imagery from 1990, although it appears to have already been long closed by then.
jwmovies address information above is incorrect. 1415 W Wilson St is the correct address for the Plains Drive-In, not the Tri-City Drive-In.
Tri-City Drive-In was located at: S Florida St & Tristram St,
Borger, TX 79007
Both the Plains and the Tri-City were open by the early 1950s. The Tri-City was closed by 1960, as it no longer appears in theatre catalogs, and is completely demolished in the 1969 aerial photos.
Plains Drive-In still appears in 1969 aerial photos at the W Wilson St address, and is still listed in the 1969 theatre catalog.
Please update the address for this listing as:
S Florida St & Tristram St
Borger, TX 79007
MO-14 at Apache Rd
Sparta, MO 65753
1955 Aerial photo has been uploaded.
Ramps are still slightly visible on Google Earth using 1996 imagery.
2104 Highway 80 EPearl, MS 39208
Was actually called the MITFORD Drive-In, being on Hwy 200 between Great Falls, SC, and Mitford, SC.
SC-200 at Park DrGreat Falls, SC 29055
Aerial photo uploaded.
May also have gone by the names Lucky Star Drive-In, and Great Falls Drive-In.
12002 SC-64Barnwell, SC 29812
1961 aerial photo uploaded.
11700 SC-3Barnwell, SC 29812
Aerial photo from 1961 uploaded.
Any information about the drive-ins near Creedmoor? Skyline Drive-In or Butner Drive-In?
The only drive-in west of Chapel Hill was on NC-54 at the intersection of Carrie Road, which is visible in 1950 and 1955 aerial photos, but is not visible in aerial photos from 1961 or 1964. I believe this drive-in closed sometime after 1955 and was demolished by 1961.
The drive-in was roughly 3 miles west of town on the north side of NC-54. An aerial photo from 1950 has been uploaded.
There was no drive-in visible on Old Greensboro Rd when looking at aerial photos from 1950, 1955, 1961, and 1964.
NC-54 runs parallel to Old Greensboro Rd, so the description in the above heading might have been a mistake.
The new address as confirmed by aerial photos should be:
NC-54 at Carrie Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
The Cairo Drive-In was open as early as 1950, since it is clearly visible on aerial photos from 1950.
Also, this was originally called the 5 Points Drive-In, due to the proximity of the intersection of NC-55, NC-42, and US 401, known locally as “5 Points.”
Film Daily Yearbook also refers to the drive-in in Fuquay Springs (now called Fuquay Varnia) as 5 Points Drive-In, from 1950 to 1955, after which time it is referred to as Cairo Drive-In in all yearbooks going forward, with no further mention of 5 Points Drive-In after 1955.
1220 W Grantham StGoldsboro, NC 27530
Site currently occupied by Nissan car dealership.
Drive-in should also be aka Goldsboro Drive-In.
The drive-in at this location is visible in an aerial photo from 1949, and on a topo map from 1947. The 1955 Film Daily Yearbook lists two drive-ins for Monroe, Louisiana, the Joy Drive-In and the Leo Drive-In. More research is needed to determine exactly which name this drive-in went under, during what years, and how early it opened.
Another drive-in on the southside of Monroe is visible in 1949 and 1956 aerial photos, and was located at the intersection of Jackson Street and Buckhorn Bend Road, in the northwest corner. This other drive-in was much more short-lived than the Showtown Drive-In, as it was not visible anymore in the 1969 aerial photos. Another drive-in, the Star, was located relatively nearby in West Monroe, across the river, and closed in the late 1960s when I-20 was built over it.
Probably short for Jonesboro-Hodge Drive-In, the two closest towns which it served.
This photo is incorrect, as the Super 40 Drive-In was demolished in 1962. The aerial photo shown here is of the Crystal Drive-In, which was on the same road, but further west.
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There was a drive-in located at the I-184 interchange with N Curtis Rd. It is visible in 1951 aerial imagery. By 1971, the interchange has taken over the property. Not sure if this was the Boise Drive-In, or another drive-in. Maybe someone here can confirm.
According to this article the drive-in on Atlanta Hwy was called the Skyview Drive-In.
Randy, the address you listed is for the Hilltop Drive-In in North Augusta, SC.
305 Monitor Park DrWilkinson, WV 25653
They appear to be closed. Mid June 2015, website is inactive. Phone number is disconnected. No official Facebook page.
The Sky View Drive-In has been sold and will not be kept as a drive-in. It did not reopen for the 2015 season. The status should be updated to closed.
Status is definitely now closed. Extremely unlikely to reopen, as property owner has terminated the lease with the company which operated the drive-in, and has publicly stated that it will not re-open. Ever. Plans have been submitted to redevelop the property for retail.
No website. No Facebook page. No digital projector. Put this drive-in on the endangered list.
Fair Oaks Drive-In will reopen for 2015.
No website. No Facebook page. Not looking good.