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Silicon Sam commented about Twilight Theatre on Nov 21, 2013 at 9:51 am

Go to Street View in Google Maps, you’ll see a new theater is being built.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=132+S.+Main+Street,+Greensburg,+KS&ll=37.605307,-99.292846&spn=0.020926,0.018818&client=safari&oe=UTF-8&hnear=132+S+Main+St,+Greensburg,+Kansas+67054&gl=us&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=37.605228,-99.292842&panoid=yhrmQMbWFJGF-b1vIsHnyg&cbp=12,141.82,,0,13.65&source=gplus-ogsb

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Silicon Sam commented about Midway Drive-In on Sep 25, 2013 at 6:28 pm

If you go to Google Earth, pick the spot of the drive in, go to the Timeline feature, and go all the way back to the earliest, 1993 for this area, and you can see the normal drive-in shape. You’ll see the screen and projection booth in that shot.

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Silicon Sam commented about Bacon Theatre on Sep 19, 2013 at 10:13 pm

The City of Alma’s website link works if you do not include the last period. Facebook link works for me.

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Silicon Sam commented about Claxton Drive-In on Sep 11, 2013 at 12:40 am

And how about sharing the link to the video?

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Silicon Sam commented about South Drive-In on Jul 14, 2013 at 8:06 am

A bit misleading, nearly 1100 speakers were NOT stolen, just the wire for them. Sounds like a good opportunity to install some sort of burglar alarm system in that place.

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Silicon Sam commented about De Anza Drive-In on Jan 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Old Drive in customer found, couldn’t find the exit:

http://azstarnet.com/news/local/crime/remains-found-at-old-tucson-drive-in-were-homicide-victim/article_3506dfb8-c574-11e1-a93a-0019bb2963f4.html

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Silicon Sam commented about Twilight Drive-In on Dec 26, 2012 at 4:17 am

Google Earth 1995 view shows the drive-in where the farm implement lot is now. Which is the 2112 address. Nothing across the street.

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Silicon Sam commented about Auto Drive-In on Sep 4, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Cherry Tree and Cherrytree are 2 different towns.

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Silicon Sam commented about Buckner Boulevard Drive-In on Aug 4, 2012 at 6:54 am

You can barely make out the stagecoach mural in the 1949 ad listed in the March 19th, 2009 post above.

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Silicon Sam commented about Rocket Drive-In on Jun 2, 2012 at 11:10 pm

A 1967 Aerial View of the Rocket Drive In. Many memories of this place!

H E R E

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Silicon Sam commented about Del Norte Drive-In on Jun 2, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Del Norte Drive aerial view from 1967…

HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Ascarate Drive-In on Jun 2, 2012 at 11:03 pm

1967 Historic Aerials view here….

HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Bordertown Drive-In on Jun 2, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Historic Aerial view of the Bordertown from 1967…

HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Mexico Theatre on Oct 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Found this post by a user call MacAdvisor on Woz’s website:

Woz drove me to the theater after the meeting finished. It didn’t last all that long and I don’t remember what Woz, Jobs, and others were meeting about, if I ever knew. Tracking Woz down was a big part of my job. He would disappear for days, often leaving me with unsigned paychecks, film booking orders, and all sorts of things. He didn’t mean to, he would just get interested in something and sorta forget about the theater. We weren’t a big part of his life, just this little side thing, so when I needed something signed, I would work on getting to him for signatue and worry about getting back later. Getting back was never the problem tracking down Woz was.

Woz was then a simply wonderful man, but an occasionally frustrating boss (from what I hear, he still wonderful today, I just don’t know him). I wish we’d remained friends or even in contact, but this was all before Apple even went public and I viewed the Apple II I used at the theater as a terrific, but wildly expensive, typewriter. I didn’t even think to ask about one for my home and I am not sure what I would have done with it if I asked.

Jobs was legendary for his driving, but I liked the fact he went fast and got us there without delay. Back then, I’d been known to drive on sidewalks in my little 850 Syder to avoid stopping, so Jobs seemed a kindred spirit. We weren’t all that different in age, but he was clearly much wealthier than I was and nice enough to give me a ride out to my missing boss. I never saw him yell at anyone, nor be in the least bit impolite. He came with Woz to the theater a couple of times, but I left them alone to enjoy the picture.

The theater, for those that are interested, was called the Mayfair and Woz discusses it in his book. It became the Mexico after he gave it up and is located at 1194 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95116. I understand it is closed now and all of the lovely restoration work Woz paid for to the neon has been destroyed.

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Silicon Sam commented about Mission 4 Drive-In on Jul 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Looks like in the last photo, they uncovered some glass blocks that must have been painted over at the very top of the structure. Glad to see it’ll look as it was originally intended.

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Silicon Sam commented about Eddy Theatre on Jun 5, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Currently housing Courtesy Pawn at 307 S. Canal St.

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Silicon Sam commented about Tiger Drive-In on May 9, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Delete the two words “US Highway” from the address and it’ll work fine then.

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Silicon Sam commented about Thunderbird Drive-In on May 7, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Texas should be 53xx, instead of 35xx Leopard.

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Silicon Sam commented about Woodland Drive-In on May 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm

B I N G Shows a newer map with toe Goodwill at the location.

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Silicon Sam commented about Heath Drive-In on Apr 16, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Kinda confused about the location… The 2nd picture in the first post says it’s a pic of the drive-in taken from Hwy 79. The highway is nowhere near Channel St. Google Earth shows no drive-in going back to 1994 on that residential street as well.

Street View shows the screen still existing on 79 South of town a ways. Near Reinhard Dr.

http://goo.gl/maps/rUIO

http://goo.gl/maps/IOLA

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Silicon Sam commented about Colón Theater on Apr 13, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Is that the crest hanging above what was the screen in the 1/24/09 shot I posted earlier?

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Silicon Sam commented about Ritz Theatre on Mar 29, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Roadsideoklahoma link only shows 1 theater for Jay, OK called the Ritz, this one. The Jet is listed for Jet, OK.

There’s a couple of buildings on S. Main right across from the square, that fit the size of a 200 seat theater.

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Silicon Sam commented about Jewel Theater on Mar 23, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Interesting link Cosmic Ray posted. In the Street View there is 3 buildings in a row, with the Jewel in the center of the 3. Pan out to satellite view, and there is only the Jewel remaining standing.

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Silicon Sam commented about Airport Drive-In on Mar 22, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Updated Aerial link HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about El Rancho Drive-In on Mar 20, 2011 at 3:04 am

Even by 1964 it was a mobile home park. Didn’t seem to last long as a drive-in.