June 17: Chilton Twilight Drive-In Theater, Chilton WI

It’s Day 168 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. It’s always great to have a short drive, and this one took less than an hour, from the Field of Scenes in Freedom WI south to the Chilton Twilight Drive-In Theater in Chilton. There are plenty of examples of former drive-ins getting turned into Walmarts. (I can think of at least one…

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Canada’s Hanover goes digital

Over at The Post of Ontario, Patrick Bales reported this week on the reopening of a Hanover tradition, the Hanover Drive-In Theatre. It begins its 60th year with a new digital projector. Hanover co-owner JD Lyons talked about making the decision to switch from film. “We sort of had to pay, convert, or become history,” Lyons…

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Niagara CCC excited about Transit’s reopening

In the Niagara County (NY) Community College newspaper, The Spirit, there’s a front-page story about the reopening of the Transit Drive-In of South Lockport. The lengthy article (4.2 MB PDF) by Katie Murawski fairly gushes about the place “that looks as inviting to drive by as it is going in.” According to the article, business is more than sufficient…

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