Author Archives: mrdrivein

Drive-in loudspeakers annoy neighbors

According to the Roanoke Times, the Starlite Drive-In of Christiansburg VA is running into problems with its neighbors. The problems started when it switched from in-car speakers and FM radios to a sound system at the concession stand. By now, we know the problems with traditional drive-in movie audio. In-car speakers get snapped off when forgetful…

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Elm Road celebrates Wicked Weekend

Long-time readers of this blog know that I love to have the opportunity to embed some drive-in video. Today’s video is courtesy of WKBN, Youngstown’s News Leader, which recorded Elm Road Drive-In‘s annual Wicked Weekend celebration last weekend in Warren OH. Sheri Hocevar, granddaughter of the guy who opened the Elm Road in 1950, now…

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Another new Texas drive-in about to open

Is the Coyote model the future of drive-in theaters? After successful openings in Fort Worth TX and Leeds AL, another Coyote Drive-In is scheduled to open in Lewisville TX before the end of October. The Lewisville Texan Journal ran a story with plenty of the details. The newest Coyote will open with five screens, and the…

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Ohio documentary debuts at drive-in

Here’s a great example of community support. Local business leaders bankrolled a local documentary highlighting just how great it is to be in Shelby County OH. And the World Premiere of that documentary will be October 15-16 at the Auto Vue Drive-In in Sidney OH. The Gateway Arts Council of Sidney is the driving force behind Moving…

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Carload’s grand re-opening

In case you haven’t noticed, Carload.com is active again. The graphics are prettier, the news is as timely as ever, but there are a few changes. Carload began as a way to keep track of what was showing at Colorado drive-in theaters. Way back then, there were 12 active drive-ins in the state, most of…

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NIMBYs block Kentucky drive-in

A man who wanted to build a two-screen drive-in near Crestwood KY has withdrawn his rezoning application after strong opposition led by its prospective next-door neighbor. The story was extensively reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal, and the video above is from WHAS, Louisville’s news leader. Stephen Sauerbeck of La Grange KY wanted to buy an 80-acre…

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Virginia’s Moonlite will be back in business

photo by WCYB Who would have thought that fall would be the season to announce so many drive-in theatre reopenings? The latest great news comes from Abington VA, where the Moonlite Drive-In Theatre is rapidly renovating towards a targeted reopening later this month. The Bristol (VA) Herald Courier published a front-page story with the details. Kyle…

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