Author Archives: mrdrivein

Video: Examining A Drive-In Urban Legend

 Here’s a treat for you to start off the new year. In his documentary short Twisted, Jay Cheel dissects the urban legend that in 1996, a tornado demolished a drive-in screen as it was showing the movie Twister, which included a sequence of a tornado demolishing a drive-in screen. Thanks to Vimeo, you can watch the whole…

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Dec. 31: Haar’s Drive-In Theatre, Dillsburg PA

It’s Day 365 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. It took less than a half hour to drive from the Cumberland Drive-In Theatre southeast of Newville PA to Haar’s Drive-In Theatre in Dillsburg PA. The first inkling of the drive-in was in October 1952 when the National Production Authority allocated Vance W. Haar sufficient copper to build his drive-in. At the time,…

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Dec. 30: Cumberland Drive-In Theatre, Newville PA

 It’s Day 364 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. Thanks to some very twisty highways, it took well over an hour to drive the 45 miles from the Midway Drive-In Theater in Mifflintown PA to the Cumberland Drive-In Theatre southeast of Newville PA. The Cumberland has one of the nicest, most thorough Wikipedia pages that I’ve ever seen for a drive-in…

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