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Mumbai excited to see return of drive-in

Here’s the story of another reborn drive-in theater. The old one was built in the 1970s, then torn down in the 2000s, and the neighborhood became swanky, and so now they want to rebuild it in the same place. That’s a twist! The site is in Bandra-east, next to Mumbai, which was called Bombay when the…

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Muralist meliorates Mahoning

Pennsylvania muralist Christian Egbert has a business plan that seems to work for everyone. Egbert paints a mural on a local business for just the cost of materials, and then gets commissions from some of the folks who are impressed when they see his work. That’s a very quick summary of the entertaining story published today…

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Bringing back Long Island drive-in memories

The Babylon (NY) Beacon columnist Sandi Brewster-walker looked back with a lengthy tribute to the drive-in theaters of Long Island. In particular, the article featured the Johnny All Weather Drive-In Theatre that opened in 1957 in Copiague. It was a rare (probably “only” at the time) drive-in with an adjacent indoor theater where the same movie would…

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Video: Highway 21 keeps tradition alive in SC

A couple of weeks ago, The Beaufort (SC) Gazette ran a slice-of-life feature about a typical weekend at the Highway 21 Drive-In there. It’s a lengthy, well-written, gentle article about the day-to-day chores of keeping the place running right and a tribute to the Highway 21 making a Travel Channel list of 10 Classic drive-ins. Since…

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