Pleasant Valley Drive-In may close for good

Here’s the kind of story we’re going to see a lot over the next few weeks. The Pleasant Valley Drive-In, Pleasant Valley CT, having failed to attract enough votes to win a projector through Project Drive-In, now faces an uncertain future, as reported by WVIT, New Britain’s news leader. “I’ve got six months to try…

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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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Boston Public Radio discusses New England drive-ins

We do love our video here, but Carload also appreciates hearing great audio. Boston Public Radio station WGBH hosted a 14-minute interview with film critic Garen Daly to discuss drive-in memories and the outlook for drive-in theaters in the future. You can listen to it here. Yet another feature of this New England drive-in roundup is a…

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Southington DI savior is Person of the Year

The Record-Journal of Meriden CT printed an article about annual community awards this week. Person of the Year honors went to Anthony Denorfia, who purchased the former Southington Twin Drive-in property, allowing the city to preserve and run the drive-in with proceeds going to charity. “Denorfia said he lives by three guidelines: to work hard, be the…

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Someone is filming a documentary at Southington

According to The Record-Journal of Meriden CT, a film crew is going to be filming a documentary in late October at the Southington (CT) Drive-In. More about that film crew in a moment. The history of the Southington is a great story, especially considering the number of drive-ins that face hostile, not supportive neighbors. I…

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