Harpersville AL reopens with a new name

The Harpersville (AL) Drive-In, which closed last year, reopened on October 8 this year, according to a story in the Shelby County Reporter. New owners Phillip and Stacy Padgett expanded the concession menu to add burgers and hot dogs, but the biggest change is the new name: The Twilight 280 Drive-In. One thing that hasn’t changed yet…

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Project Drive-In roundup 4: The list that wouldn’t die

In the third installment of our roundup of candidates for Honda’s Project Drive-In, I predicted that Honda would choose more than five lucky recipients of digital projectors. What I really didn’t anticipate was that Honda would reopen voting for the second set of winners. With another round of voting comes another round of candidates that…

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AL.com is all about Alabama’s drive-ins

The site called AL.com, apparently covering all things Alabama, posted a wonderful round-up of the state of the drive-ins there, complete with big scoops of history and a few photos. To hit the high points of Kelly Kazek’s fine article, the Hatfield was the probably the state’s first drive-in, opening in March 1949. The King…

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Hybrid drive-in in Athens AL goes digital

View Larger Map There was a short note in the Athens AL News Courier that mentioned that the Cinemagic Theater there had converted to digital for its five indoor screens and its drive-in. (The full story is floating around somewhere on that site, but only for paid subscribers.) The wording of that note sounded a…

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