Feb. 7: Paramount Drive-In Theatres, Paramount CA.

It’s Day 38 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. I reached the Los Angeles area, starting with the theater closest to the previous day’s stop in San Diego. It took a solid two hours to drive north to the Paramount Drive-In Theatres of Paramount CA. This drive-in opened as the Roadium Drive-In in 1947, just before the post offices of Hynes and Clearwater were…

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Feb. 6: South Bay Drive-In Theatres, San Diego CA

It’s Day 37 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. I drove from suburban San Diego to southern San Diego, and in less than a half hour I reached the appropriately named South Bay Drive-In Theatres, less than five miles from the Mexican border. The South Bay opened in 1958 with a single 100-foot screen. In 1974, it replaced the original screen and added…

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Indiana’s Starlite Gets a New Owner

The Herald-Times of Bloomington IN just came out with an article (subscription required) that says the 62-year-old Starlite Drive-In has been sold to Brent Barnhart, owner of KJB Theaters, a small indoor theater group. This is Barnhart’s first drive-in, but he said he got a better sense of the way Starlite operates by shadowing the former…

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