Apr. 26: Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In, Minturn CO.

It’s Day 116 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. It took a little almost three hours to drive down from Fort Collins through the Denver area, across the continental divide in the Eisenhower Tunnel, then on to the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In in Minturn CO. Minturn, in the Vail Valley, is a pretty small town, but its Little Beach Park got lit up…

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Apr. 25: Holiday Twin Drive In Theatre, Fort Collins CO

It’s Day 115 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. It took a little over an hour to drive from Commerce City CO to the Holiday Twin Drive In Theatre in Fort Collins. Cinema Treasures says that the Holiday Twin started life in 1968 as the single-screen Starlight, then added a second screen in 1976. According to a wonderful, long article in the Fort Collins…

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Video: Commerce Marquee May Be Restored

The Commerce Drive-In of Walled Lake MI opened in July 1956 and closed after the 1990 season. Its marquee sat there rusting away for a couple of decades, then got tagged by graffiti this past January. That was the last straw for area real estate agent Val McFarland, who launched a GoFundMe campaign to restore…

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