Video: Joplin’s Former Drive-In In The Round

While we wait for some real drive-in news to pop up again, I wanted to share this weird little slice of drive-in history. In Joplin MO, the Mini Art Theater showed movies using the Autoscope system, patented by Tom Smith of Urbana MO, about 120 miles away. Using mirrors, the movie was delivered to a circle…

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Video: How The Pine Hill Looks Now

In mid-2016, when I first compiled my full database of active drive-ins in the United States, I was initially undecided on the status of the Pine Hill Drive-In in Piedmont MO. I collected the Google Maps Street View (which showed it still active as of December 2015) and Google Maps’ satellite view (which still shows all…

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Apr. 16: I-70 Drive-In, Kansas City MO

It’s Day 106 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. I doubled back from the Boulevard Drive-In Theatre in Kansas City KS so I could watch a Sunday evening movie for the first time in four weeks. It only took 20 minutes to drive back to the Missouri side to the I-70 Drive-In in Kansas City MO. Of the hundreds of active drive-ins…

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