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TheThing commented about Nu-Way Drive-In on Oct 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm

I thought the Nu-Way closed in the 70’s too, but by the looks of the films playing in that picture, I would guess this was taken in 1979 or 1980, I saw Escape From Alcatraz at the Fox Theatres in the mall when it was released, possibly the Nu-way was showing it long after. Up in Smoke is 1978, which is even older. Might have been around the time it closed? I read 1979 but I do not recall.

I think the colors of the marquee were white and turquoise with stainless steel trim. The ticket booth was similar, very art deco.

Wish I took pictures, I even walked around the property just right after it closed. Part of the paved entrance road remained after the ticket booth location remained up until Wal-Mart was built.