Video: Uncanny Tribute To Mountain View’s Monte Vista

Still no news, so here’s another retro video to share. Made way back in 2009, this was some seriously strong computer-based 3D modeling, made as a tribute to a long-gone Mountain View CA landmark, the Monte Vista Drive-In, which was open from 1950 through 1978. (Not to be confused with the still-active┬áStar Drive-In in Monte…

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Video: Joplin’s Former Drive-In In The Round

While we wait for some real drive-in news to pop up again, I wanted to share this weird little slice of drive-in history. In Joplin MO, the Mini Art Theater showed movies using the Autoscope system, patented by┬áTom Smith of Urbana MO, about 120 miles away. Using mirrors, the movie was delivered to a circle…

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The Story Behind A Drive-In Without A Name

If you ever find yourself cruising east along I-20 through the center of Eastland County, Texas, just outside the sleepy town of Olden, right around County Road 438 overpass, you will pass by what appears to be the skeletal remains of an old drive-in theatre, the name of which is unknown, even to people who…

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