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: In Prescott AZ, The Sign Stays Alive

In little Prescott AZ, about halfway between Phoenix and Flagstaff, some folks there really love their old drive-in sign. It’s for the Senator (named for the Senator Highway it fronts), which opened in 1950 and lasted until at least the 1980s. Since this is dry Arizona, structures tend to remain in place until something or…

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Video: Quasar Gets OK To Build

The Douglas County (NE) Board gave unanimous approval yesterday to a new drive-in theater northwest of Omaha. The Quasar is the brainchild of Jeff and Jennifer Karls, who said they hope to have it open by Memorial Day 2019. According to the Omaha World-Herald, the drive-in will have room for about 400 cars watching a single 50-by-100-foot…

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