Video: Tri-Way Pleads For Support

WNDU, South Bend IN’s News Leader, ran a story Saturday about the Tri-Way Drive-In Theatre in Plymouth. When it switched to digital projectors in 2015, the cost was about $300,000 to cover its four screens. Some of that came from fundraisers, and now owner David Kinney has a bit over two years left to pay back the $150,000 the…

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May 8: Milton-Freewater Drive-In Theater, Milton-Freewater OR

It’s Day 128 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. The fastest way to get from La Grande OR to Milton-Freewater wasn’t the shortest way, but an hour and a half later I arrived at the Milton-Freewater Drive-In Theater. I was fortunate to find another drive-in video profile, this time for the M-F. (It’s sometimes called the Milton-Freewater, sometimes the…

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Video: The Superior 71 Gets a Loving Look

There’s nothing exciting or novel about the Superior 71 Drive-In, just a few miles from the Minnesota border in Spirit Lake IA. It’s just the wonderful culmination of one retiree’s dream to build a new drive-in theater, incorporating a neglected screen nearby. Thanks to KARE, Minneapolis-St. Paul’s News Leader, we get this affectionate tribute to a…

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Video: Commerce Marquee May Be Restored

The Commerce Drive-In of Walled Lake MI opened in July 1956 and closed after the 1990 season. Its marquee sat there rusting away for a couple of decades, then got tagged by graffiti this past January. That was the last straw for area real estate agent Val McFarland, who launched a GoFundMe campaign to restore…

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Video: Getty Drive-In opens for 2017

There’s not much to this story, except that it’s warm, reassuring news. Muskegon MI’s Getty Drive-In has reopened for another season, which is always cause for celebration. WZZM, Grand Rapids’ News Leader, was excited enough to publish a story with a video, giving us an opportunity once again to embed drive-in video. It includes an short interview…

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