Video: In Prescott AZ, The Sign Stays Alive

In little Prescott AZ, about halfway between Phoenix and Flagstaff, some folks there really love their old drive-in sign. It’s for the Senator (named for the Senator Highway it fronts), which opened in 1950 and lasted until at least the 1980s. Since this is dry Arizona, structures tend to remain in place until something or…

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Feb. 1: Glendale 9 Drive-In, Glendale AZ

It’s Day 32 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey, and it began with a seven-hour drive, my longest so far, from El Paso TX. What made that long trek worth it was the destination, the Glendale 9 Drive-In of Glendale AZ. With nine active screens and the friendliest drive-in employees I’ve ever encountered, the Glendale is my drive-in heaven. The…

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Apache closes down with one last party

This was expected for months, but it’s still sad. The Apache Drive-In, (Globe AZ) which had survived so many drive-in downturns, could not survive the shift to digital projection. It held its going-away party last weekend, as documented by public radio station KJZZ. You can also see a video report from KSAZ, Phoenix’s news leader, about…

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