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NYozoner commented about Port Drive-In on Dec 3, 2016 at 6:39 am

2060 W Austin St
Port 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.

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NYozoner commented about Tri-City Drive-In on Dec 2, 2016 at 9:18 am

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:

Tri-City Drive-In S Florida St & Tristram St Borger, TX 79007

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NYozoner commented about Alvin Drive-In on Dec 1, 2016 at 6:15 am

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.

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NYozoner commented about Showtown USA East Theatre on Nov 25, 2016 at 11:55 pm

2104 Highway 80 E
Pearl, MS 39208

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NYozoner commented about Mitford Drive-In on Nov 23, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Was actually called the MITFORD Drive-In, being on Hwy 200 between Great Falls, SC, and Mitford, SC.

SC-200 at Park Dr
Great Falls, SC 29055

Aerial photo uploaded.

May also have gone by the names Lucky Star Drive-In, and Great Falls Drive-In.

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NYozoner commented about Sweetwater Drive-In on Nov 23, 2016 at 6:25 pm

12002 SC-64
Barnwell, SC 29812

1961 aerial photo uploaded.

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NYozoner commented about Starlight Drive-In on Nov 23, 2016 at 12:14 pm

11700 SC-3
Barnwell, SC 29812

Aerial photo from 1961 uploaded.

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NYozoner commented about Granville Theatre on Nov 17, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Any information about the drive-ins near Creedmoor? Skyline Drive-In or Butner Drive-In?

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NYozoner commented about Parkvue Drive-In on Nov 17, 2016 at 4:32 pm

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

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NYozoner commented about Cairo Drive-In on Nov 16, 2016 at 12:16 am

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.

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NYozoner commented about Model Drive-In on Nov 15, 2016 at 6:54 pm

1220 W Grantham St
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Site currently occupied by Nissan car dealership.

Drive-in should also be aka Goldsboro Drive-In.

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NYozoner commented about Showtown Twin Drive-In on Nov 13, 2016 at 10:47 am

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.

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NYozoner commented about J-H Drive-In on Nov 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Probably short for Jonesboro-Hodge Drive-In, the two closest towns which it served.

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NYozoner commented about Super 40 Drive-In on Nov 10, 2016 at 8:39 pm

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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NYozoner commented about Pocomoke Drive-In on Nov 10, 2016 at 10:48 am

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NYozoner commented about Boise Drive-In on Apr 13, 2016 at 3:11 am

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.

http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials.php?op=home

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NYozoner commented about Skyview Drive-In on Mar 6, 2016 at 12:51 pm

According to this article the drive-in on Atlanta Hwy was called the Skyview Drive-In.

http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/archives/90078/

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NYozoner commented about Booker T. Drive-In on Mar 6, 2016 at 3:15 am

Randy, the address you listed is for the Hilltop Drive-In in North Augusta, SC.

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NYozoner commented about Monitor Drive-In on Feb 24, 2016 at 9:10 pm

305 Monitor Park Dr
Wilkinson, WV 25653

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NYozoner commented about Sky Vue Twin Drive-In on Jun 11, 2015 at 8:05 am

They appear to be closed. Mid June 2015, website is inactive. Phone number is disconnected. No official Facebook page.

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NYozoner commented about Sky View Drive-In on May 14, 2015 at 11:49 am

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.

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NYozoner commented about Keno Drive-In on Apr 13, 2015 at 11:03 pm

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.

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NYozoner commented about Palace Gardens Drive-In on Apr 13, 2015 at 10:58 pm

No website. No Facebook page. No digital projector. Put this drive-in on the endangered list.

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NYozoner commented about Fair Oaks Drive-In on Mar 24, 2015 at 11:28 pm

Fair Oaks Drive-In will reopen for 2015.

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NYozoner commented about 5 Mile Drive-In on Mar 24, 2015 at 2:59 am

No website. No Facebook page. Not looking good.