Author Archives: mrdrivein

Dallas OR’s Motor Vu Throws In the Towel

One of America’s best drive-in theaters, as voted by the readers of USA Today, has announced that it won’t be reopening for 2017. The Motor Vu of Dallas OR recognized last year that encroaching residential development might result in this shutdown, and the owners had hoped that a crowdfunding program would give them a reprieve…

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Feb. 10: Electric Dusk Drive-In, Los Angeles CA.

It’s Day 41 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. I finished the Los Angeles area with the only drive-in within the city limits, the Electric Dusk Drive-In. I drove almost an hour to the heart of LA, or at least to the LA Community College District’s Van De Kamp College Campus. That’s where the Electric Dusk folks have been holding eccentrically scheduled…

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Feb. 7: Paramount Drive-In Theatres, Paramount CA.

It’s Day 38 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. I reached the Los Angeles area, starting with the theater closest to the previous day’s stop in San Diego. It took a solid two hours to drive north to the Paramount Drive-In Theatres of Paramount CA. This drive-in opened as the Roadium Drive-In in 1947, just before the post offices of Hynes and Clearwater were…

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