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Kenmore commented about Julesburg Drive-In on Apr 20, 2024 at 6:12 pm

Found it.

The closest address I could get was 20065 Co Rd 28, Julesburg, CO 80737

This puts it across the street to the south. It fits the description of being just over a mile west of the I-80 interchange and next to the Italian Caves.

Today, all that remains is the ramps and foundation of the drive-in.

Kenmore commented about Bel-Air Drive-In on Apr 17, 2024 at 11:16 am

All remaining traces of the ramps have disappeared. There is nothing remaining to indicate that a drive-in once stood on the property.

Kenmore commented about Circa 1955 post card courtesy Walter Jung. on Apr 14, 2024 at 12:20 pm

This photo is the Portage Drive-In, which was also in Kalamazoo. It matches perfectly the other photos of that drive-in. It could not be the Douglass Auto Theater, which never had a “square” screen nor was the screen next to the road.

Kenmore commented about Grantville Drive-In on Apr 14, 2024 at 6:04 am

An August 2023 Google Street View shows the screen has been removed.

Kenmore commented about Indian Drive-In on Apr 12, 2024 at 1:48 pm

By 1985, the screen was gone.

Today, the property is an empty field with no trace of the drive-in remaining.

Kenmore commented about Big 4 Drive-In on Apr 12, 2024 at 12:40 pm

I can’t be sure, but the concession stand/projector booth may still be standing.

The drive-in was demolished before 1973, but the structure appears to still be standing in front of the newly constructed, but now home of the Space Walk of Middle Arkansas. Which sells party supplies.

It appears the booth was extended before 1983 to add a garage. However, I do not see any telltale signs of a projection booth such as the square holes for the projector. So again, I cannot be sure.

Kenmore commented about Capri Drive-In on Apr 10, 2024 at 5:51 pm

The marquee for the Capri Drive-In was the only remnant remaining. Having been repurposed for LKQ, a used auto parts store. It was still standing in January 2022, but by May it had been replaced. The original marquee might have been severely damaged by a storm which made replacing necessary.

Kenmore commented about Longhorn Drive-In on Apr 9, 2024 at 2:12 pm may be confusing the Longhorn with the Starlite Drive-In, which was on US HWY-82 West.

As with 50sSnipes, I see no evidence of a drive-in on TX-8, north of HWY 30 in the 1970 or 1984 aerials.

If I had to guess, the 1984 aerial shows the Tex Inn on TX-8, just north of HWY 30 on the east side. The parking area looks mighty big given the size of the hotel. But that is just a guess.

Kenmore commented about 54 Drive-In on Apr 7, 2024 at 8:26 pm

A Hamilton Inn & Suites was built in 2017 destroying all remaining evidence of the drive-in.

Kenmore commented about Nor'West Drive-In on Apr 6, 2024 at 1:33 pm

A June 2023 Google Street View shows the projection booth/concession stand was removed. Only the foundation remains along with the ramps and foundation of the screen.

Kenmore commented about West Drive-In on Apr 5, 2024 at 8:33 am

The property today is the home of a solar panel farm.

Kenmore commented about Augusta Drive-In on Apr 3, 2024 at 8:43 am

Aerial photos show the drive-in with screen was still intact in 1986. Whether it was open or not I do not know.

By 1991, the screen was gone.

Kenmore commented about Bridge Drive-In on Mar 30, 2024 at 5:56 pm

The entrance is where Hibernia Road Parking is located. The on-ramp for HWY-63 heading north cuts right through the middle of where the drive-in once stood. As of now, there is no address on Google Maps for the parking area.

Kenmore commented about Rim Rock Drive-In on Mar 30, 2024 at 6:10 am

A closer address is 1348 Selms Rd, Bridger, MT.

Google Maps has updated their addresses and this puts it right on the property.

Today, the property is a private residence with no trace of the drive-in remaining.

Kenmore commented about 51 Drive-In on Mar 29, 2024 at 5:58 am

A closer address is 14027 IL-37, Cairo, IL.

Google has updated their Maps and this address puts it right on the property.

Kenmore commented about Starlite Drive-In on Mar 26, 2024 at 1:53 pm

A closer address is 55 NH-10, Orford, NH.

Today, the property is home to a few different businesses. There is no trace of the drive-in remaining.

Kenmore commented about Corral Drive-In on Mar 24, 2024 at 7:48 am

In the 1955 aerial, there appears to be an auto-salvage yard northeast of Eldon at what is now the intersection of MO-87 and Manor Drive. It has the general shape and features of a drive-in.

And given that several drive-ins across the country became auto salvage yards, perhaps that location is a possibility for another drive-in that existed a few years earlier. Operative word “possibility”.

Kenmore commented about River-Vu Drive-In on Mar 20, 2024 at 7:52 pm

As of May 2021, part of the screen which has fallen over is still present on the property.

Kenmore commented about Starline Drive-In on Mar 18, 2024 at 11:19 am

From the aerial photos, it appears the drive-in had become an auto salvage yard by 1969.

The screen along with the projection booth/concession stand was still upright in 1970. By 1982, both had been removed.

Today, the property has been resurfaced with gravel. A building stands near where the screen once stood with a trailer next to it. For most of the past 25 years, the property appears to have been owned by a trucking company. But it is currently unoccupied.

Apart from the entrance road, there is no trace of the drive-in remaining.

Kenmore commented about Martin Drive-In on Mar 18, 2024 at 5:59 am

The Martin Drive-In was still intact and apparently operational in 1968. By 1972, it was being demolished.

Kenmore commented about Desert Lake Drive-In on Mar 15, 2024 at 3:04 pm

It’s safe to say that the Desert Lake Drive In has been located. Although it didn’t appear to last long. By 1972, the projection booth/concession stand looks demolished.

In terms of whether the Sky-Line Drive-In existed, HWY 466 is now known as Twenty Mule Team Road. With the railroad tracks running parallel to HWY 466 on the south side, the drive-in would probably be on the north side of the highway right around Boron.

However, a 1972 aerial reveals nothing that I can see which would be anything close to a drive-in. And it does not appear the town has grown much when comparing it to a 1952 aerial. So given that, this may have been a temporary drive-in.

Kenmore commented about Showtown Twin Drive-In on Mar 14, 2024 at 2:04 pm

As of December 2023, the drive-in remains in the same condition it has been for decades. One screen still stands, although it is being devoured by nature. The concession stand/projection booth is still present.

The used car dealership appears to be long closed. The building behind the concession stand/projection booth has probably been empty for at least 15 years.

Kenmore commented about Cloverleaf Drive-In on Mar 12, 2024 at 5:14 pm

Apart from the movie screen, the only thing remaining from the drive-in is the exit road as it meets the street. It is fenced off from the property, but the final few feet that connects it to the main road still exists.

Kenmore commented about Crest Drive-In on Mar 7, 2024 at 3:33 pm

This is not the drive-in. The drive-in sat on the north side of the street. This photo is the south side.

The drive-in has been replaced by a series of buildings, but the overall shape of the property reflects the unique shape of the drive-in.

Kenmore commented about King Cal Drive-In on Mar 5, 2024 at 3:14 pm

Despite all the newer buildings on the property, the projection booth/concession stand is still present. Plus, a few partial ramps can still be seen on the south side of the projection booth/concession stand.