June 8: Falconwood, Bellevue NE

It’s Day 159 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. I doubled back from Newton IA, zooming west for two and a half hours on I-80 to the Falconwood in Bellevue NE, just south of Omaha. This drive-in launched in what was Sokol Park in June 2016. (They changed their name sometime over the intervening winter.) Although they probably weren’t thinking about…

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June 4: TK-Starlite Drive-In, Neligh NE

It’s Day 155 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. It took about three and a half hours to drive from the Midway Drive-in Theatre north of Miller SD down south across the border to the TK-Starlite Drive-In in Neligh NE. The Starlite Drive-In opened in 1952 with a single screen and room for about 300 cars. It’s been operating ever since. Current owner Stacy Klabenes…

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Sokol Park jumps on football bandwagon

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the Circle Drive-In (Dickson City PA) showing Monday Night Football and an annual Penn State game. Now the Omaha World-Herald lets us know that the new Sokol Park Drive-In of Bellevue NE is going to show the Nebraska football game this Saturday evening. The World-Herald said the park will…

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If you build it, someone may shut you down

We’ll get back to Project Drive-In stories soon, but now here’s something completely different. According to an Associated Press story in the Omaha World-Herald, a farmer near Schuyler NE built his own little drive-in for fun. Think Field of Dreams, except ozoner. Although it sounds like it might have belonged in the things that are…

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