A look back at the Sunrise

I just wanted to add a quick note to make sure you get a chance to read Ron Marzlock’s little Queens Chronicle history of the Sunrise “open-air automobile movie theater” in Valley Stream NY, near Queens. There are a lot of fun details and a old-time photo of the first drive-in in New York State and the…

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Two MINI notes equals one post

Hope you enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend. Here at Carload world headquarters, we ran into two short drive-in notes with an unusual common thread – the MINI line of cars. Please note that Carload is not sponsored by MINI or any other car company, but if you’re a MINI executive reading this, we’re always open…

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Sunset Drive-In (NY) switches to digital

The Sunset Drive-In of Middleport NY has finished swapping out film projectors on all three of its screens in favor of improved, expensive digital projectors. That’s the story this week from The Journal Register of Medina NY. Denise Stornelli, who co-owns the Sunset with her husband Mario, said she has noticed the quality improvement in…

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Glen Drive-In looks to recoup its digital costs

View Larger Map The Glens Falls (NY) Post-Star ran a very nice, very long article about the Glen Drive-In (Queensbury) and its efforts to recoup the money it spent for new digital projectors. Unlike a lot of these local conversion articles, this one had lengthy quotes from John Vincent, president of the United Drive-In Theater Owners Association. “Film has…

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