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Kenmore commented about Al's Drive-In on Jan 27, 2022 at 12:27 pm

A 1984 aerial shows the drive in intact, but it may have been closed as several trucks/containers (hard to tell) are sitting near the entrance.

By 1994, the screen was gone.

Sold as a “drive in movie location” in 2020, that is the definition of “technically true”.

Kenmore
Kenmore commented about North 177 Drive-In on Jan 27, 2022 at 6:01 am

5020 N Washington St, Stillwater, OK is a closer address.

The old entrance road is now used (in part) by Patriot Storage which shares the same address. You can still see the remainder of the old entrance road as it stretches to what is now a housing edition.

https://tinyurl.com/yj46ymfz

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Kenmore commented about Cadet Drive-In on Jan 26, 2022 at 7:56 pm

Kings Road & Pierce Johnson Road Southeast, Milledgville, GA is a closer address for Google Maps since Union Point is over an hour’s drive away.

A 1955 aerial shows the drive in operational.

The Old River Bridge Road is where the entrance road to the drive in connected, but that cannot be mapped on Google Maps at this time. The entire area has been developed for residential housing. There is no trace of the drive in remaining.

https://tinyurl.com/2p8cnnmd

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Kenmore commented about Winfield Drive-In on Jan 26, 2022 at 7:45 am

After comparing old aerial photos to the most recent Google overhead view, the “ramp” on the east side is really a ditch that was put in sometime between 1956 and 1968. A building was added to the property during that time along with the ditch which reduced the number of ramps.

It does appear that the foundations of the projector booth/concession stand and the screen are still there.

Kenmore
Kenmore commented about North 177 Drive-In on Jan 24, 2022 at 8:12 am

The property is now occupied by a housing edition. The only remaining item from the drive in is part of the entrance road that sits between the housing edition and a gas station.

Kenmore
Kenmore commented about Quinebaug Drive-In on Jan 24, 2022 at 5:24 am

784 Quinebaug Road, Quinebaug, CT is a better address.

The drive in was located right on the border with Massachusetts. Today, housing exists on the site with no trace of the drive in remaining. The entrance road was just west of where Leo Circle is today.

https://tinyurl.com/yj6bx2tb

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Kenmore commented about Bar-K Drive-In on Jan 22, 2022 at 6:30 pm

US 75 & E1150 Road, Weleetka, OK is a possible address.

It is one half mile north of Weleetka on US 75. A 1980 aerial reveals nothing special about the property on the west side, save for what may be a faint outline of a drive in. Today, more homes are on the property.

Again, this is not proof, but that location does fit the description of the property.

Kenmore
Kenmore commented about Rice Drive-In on Jan 21, 2022 at 6:13 am

A 1981 aerial shows the drive in demolished.

Today, apart from a faint outline, there is no trace of the drive in remaining.

Kenmore
Kenmore commented about Star Vue Drive-In on Jan 20, 2022 at 12:34 pm

While the car lot was still open in 2008, it had closed by 2013. As of 2019, the property still has the empty buildings of the former car lot.

Kenmore
Kenmore commented about Sheridan Drive-In on Jan 19, 2022 at 11:37 am

The Sheridan Drive In was the first in the Tulsa area to close I believe. Development along Sheridan was exploding in the 1960s and a housing edition took over the property by 1967.

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Kenmore commented about Madill Drive-In on Jan 18, 2022 at 7:28 pm

The Madill Drive In did not last very long. A 1956 aerial shows the drive in intact. But a 1960 aerial shows it to be demolished with buildings where the screen was located.

By 1981, you would never know a drive in was located on that property.

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Kenmore commented about Chickasaw Drive-In on Jan 18, 2022 at 7:23 pm

There is virtually nothing left of the drive in. Just an empty field with faint indications of ramps and the entrance road which is the only discernable item left.

However, it does appear from a December, 2021 Google Street View that there may be a few speaker poles remaining. It’s rather hard to believe since the foundations of the screen and projection booth/concession stand are gone, but it sure looks like a few speaker poles are still there.

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Kenmore commented about Gemini Drive-In on Jan 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm

A May 2012 Google Street View showed the screen still standing. But it was gone by the 2014 Google Street View.

The large earthen support for the screen was still present in a 2018 Google Street View, but I do not see it in the overhead. It appears to have been removed.

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Kenmore commented about Grove Drive-In on Jan 16, 2022 at 6:18 am

Found It!

The address is 4600 US-59, Grove, OK.

A 1962 aerial shows the remains of the drive in on the south side of the highway. Today, a house sits about where the projection booth/concession stand would’ve been. There is no trace of the drive in remaining.

https://tinyurl.com/mw47ahrd

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Kenmore commented about Duncan Drive-In on Jan 15, 2022 at 12:42 pm

Was still intact in a 1981 aerial photo, but demolished by 1995.

Today, only the faint parch marks of the ramps remain.

Kenmore
Kenmore commented about Skyview Drive-In on Jan 14, 2022 at 10:14 am

A closer address is U.S. 75 & Whitt Road, OK.

I couldn’t get “Coalgate” to stick on the address. But the drive in is 500 feet to the northwest of the intersection on the south side of US 75.

Today, it is an empty field with a shed in the middle. There is no trace of the drive in remaining.

https://tinyurl.com/2p8zhb6k

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Kenmore commented about Ava Drive-In on Jan 10, 2022 at 3:04 pm

As I posted on the Pettit’s Drive In site, a comparison of the drive in location between the 1955 and 1983 aerial shows virtually no change. Even the screen appears to be the same size.

This is not to say that changes did not occur. But if the information is accurate, the Pettit’s Drive In shut down and was left intact. New ownership took over, added speaker poles which would not be seen, and perhaps “widened” the screen, but the overall size didn’t change much at all. For all I can tell, they may have simply shaved off the top part of the screen to change its shape from square to rectangular.

Information and even topo maps can be inaccurate, but the aerial photos have, to my knowledge, been far more reliable in accuracy in terms of when they were taken.

Kenmore
Kenmore commented about Owen Open Air Theatre on Jan 9, 2022 at 8:57 pm

I can find no trace of any drive in around the Goodhope area from a 1955 aerial photo. It’s possible that the drive in was only an open field with no ramps.

However, if flying lessons were also being given, I would expect to see a grass airstrip. And I see no trace of that nor of any buildings large enough to shelter a plane.

I’m not doubting the drive in or air strip existed, but a more accurate address will be needed for confirmation. Especially since a 1955 aerial of good quality should show something.

Kenmore
Kenmore commented about Pettit's Drive-In on Jan 9, 2022 at 8:51 pm

In comparing the 1955 and 1983 aerial photos, the drive in appears virtually to be the same. The screen appears to be the same size. Perhaps it is slightly wider, but if so, it’s not by much.

Seems more likely that the drive in closed in 1954 and was left basically intact when speaker posts were added and maybe the screen slightly widened before it was reopened in 1959.

Kenmore
Kenmore commented about Lakeside Drive-In on Jan 7, 2022 at 5:00 am

A closer address is 11106 PA-18, Conneaut Lake, PA.

The drive in remained intact until at least 1993. Today, most of the property is now a housing site. But the entrance is occupied by a State Farm Insurance agency.

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Kenmore commented about Ellis Drive-In on Jan 5, 2022 at 5:12 am

The marquee was still present in a 2012 Google street view. By 2018, it had been removed. The metal posts which served as the foundation for the marquee are all that remain.

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Kenmore commented about Hope Valley Drive-In on Jan 3, 2022 at 12:27 pm

An aerial from 1955 shows the remains of a drive in at the 4161 Old Chapel Hill Road location. It looks demolished with no structures, only ramps. I’d say that this does not fit the description of a drive in that closed sometime in the 1960’s.

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Kenmore commented about Downs Auto Drive-In on Jan 2, 2022 at 8:29 am

Probably closed by the mid to late 1970s. By 1982, South York Street was extended which divided the property in two. The screen was torn down by 1994 while the concession stand/projection booth remained until at least 1997.

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Kenmore commented about Jesse James Drive-In on Jan 2, 2022 at 5:43 am

The property has been dissected by Benson Drive. The southern half of the old drive in along with the screen are now H&R AgriPower. Just on the north side of Benson Drive, you can see the parch marks of some of the ramps.

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Kenmore commented about Owen Sound Twin Drive-In on Dec 27, 2021 at 6:50 pm

A closer address is 223023 Derby Keppel Townline, Owen Sound, ON, Canada.

This address will take you to the old entrance where the ticket booths once stood. Although the new entrance to the property is a little east of this location.

https://tinyurl.com/2p88j7v5