Video: TV’s Riverdale Uses BC’s Twilight

The CW TV network recently launched Riverdale, a series based on the classic Archie comics’ characters. One of its early story lines revolved around a drive-in theater, and the Langley Times had a great article about how the Twilight Drive-In Theatre in Aldergrove, British Columbia, became the place where Jughead worked. There’s even a nice couple of…

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Manitoba’s Stardust looks back on a great year

We have Pembina Valley Online to thank for the latest drive-in retrospective. Marlene Nelson, the part-owner of the Stardust Drive-In, near Morden MB, described her first year with a digital projector as “phenomenal.” Although the new projector was installed just days before opening night, the Stardust Drive-In was open every weekend from May 21 to the close of the…

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Drive-In survival: A tale of two Starlites

Here’s a depressing story about the Starlite Drive-In (Mitchell SD) which we’ve discussed previously. According to the Argus Leader and the theater’s web site, the Starlite will close “forever” after the last show this Saturday, September 21. You know, it takes optimism and an overwhelming dedication to survival to invest in digital projection equipment for a…

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North York Drive-In calls it quits

Even as we celebrate the unexpectedly large number of drive-ins that have weathered the storm of converting to digital projection, we need to pause and recognize those that aren’t going to make it. As CityNews Toronto tells us, the North York Drive-In announced that it will not be reopening this season, and apparently forever. The…

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