W. Kentuck Drive and Aspen Drive,
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I don’t know a lot about this drive-in other than advertisements and memorabilia I have seen online, despite the fact that I lived near the town of Barlow quite a few years after it closed. It was located on Highway 60 between Barlow and La Center. Advertisements I have seen indicate it was showing movies around 1959. They also indicate that its CinemaScope screen is “the largest in Western Kentucky”, which is interesting to me because the name “AutoScope” would seem to indicate that it was an autoscope type drive-in with small individual screens for each car. I believe the name “Autoscope” was copyrighted. So I don’t know if this was originally an autoscope that converted to a traditional drive-in, or they were using the name without permission. I don’t know how long this drive-in was open. I lived near Barlow in 1983, and nobody ever mentioned remembering it, and there was no trace of the drive-in left on Highway 60 between Barlow and LaCenter. I would like to learn more about it.
Note:The 1955 edition of Film Catalog had a Superscope Drive-In listed in La Center, KY with a 500 car capacity (under construction) and operated by Mr. Smith. In the 1957 edition of Film Daily Yearbook there is a Superscope Drive-In listed in La Center, KY
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