Drive-in photo exhibit opening in Sioux City

“Sunset Drive-In,” an exhibition of 42 photos documenting the visual culture and architecture of drive-in movie theaters, opens Saturday at the Betty Strong Encounter Center in Sioux City IA. Admission is free, and the show runs through May 18. The photographer is Michael Flecky, S.J., Professor of Photography in the Fine and Performing Arts Department…

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LA Times profiles Rubidoux’s digital conversion

The Los Angeles Times ran a great story last weekend about the digital projection conversion and the problems it is giving drive-ins in general and the Rubidoux Drive-In (Riverside CA) in particular. I don’t want to bury the lead, so the good news is that the Rubidoux plans to make the conversion. We also learn…

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What will happen to Cottage View’s sign?

As mentioned earlier, there was a flurry of media activity when the Cottage View Drive-In (Cottage Grove MN) closed last fall, making way for a Walmart. A recent Minneapolis StarTribune story discusses the efforts underway to preserve its iconic sign, somewhere, somehow. One thing seems to be sure – the sign won’t stay there. The…

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