Minturn CO embraces its new drive-in

Just this past Sunday, the Denver Post ran a nice little article describing the arrival and first season of the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In in Minturn CO. That makes me wonder how long the editors sat on this story, since the Blue Starlite’s last Minturn movie of the season was over six weeks ago. Maybe they…

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Drive-in loudspeakers annoy neighbors

According to the Roanoke Times, the Starlite Drive-In of Christiansburg VA is running into problems with its neighbors. The problems started when it switched from in-car speakers and FM radios to a sound system at the concession stand. By now, we know the problems with traditional drive-in movie audio. In-car speakers get snapped off when forgetful…

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Elm Road celebrates Wicked Weekend

Long-time readers of this blog know that I love to have the opportunity to embed some drive-in video. Today’s video is courtesy of WKBN, Youngstown’s News Leader, which recorded Elm Road Drive-In‘s annual Wicked Weekend celebration last weekend in Warren OH. Sheri Hocevar, granddaughter of the guy who opened the Elm Road in 1950, now…

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Another new Texas drive-in about to open

Is the Coyote model the future of drive-in theaters? After successful openings in Fort Worth TX and Leeds AL, another Coyote Drive-In is scheduled to open in Lewisville TX before the end of October. The Lewisville Texan Journal ran a story with plenty of the details. The newest Coyote will open with five screens, and the…

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Ohio documentary debuts at drive-in

Here’s a great example of community support. Local business leaders bankrolled a local documentary highlighting just how great it is to be in Shelby County OH. And the World Premiere of that documentary will be October 15-16 at the Auto Vue Drive-In in Sidney OH. The Gateway Arts Council of Sidney is the driving force behind Moving…

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Carload’s grand re-opening

In case you haven’t noticed, Carload.com is active again. The graphics are prettier, the news is as timely as ever, but there are a few changes. Carload began as a way to keep track of what was showing at Colorado drive-in theaters. Way back then, there were 12 active drive-ins in the state, most of…

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NIMBYs block Kentucky drive-in

A man who wanted to build a two-screen drive-in near Crestwood KY has withdrawn his rezoning application after strong opposition led by its prospective next-door neighbor. The story was extensively reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal, and the video above is from WHAS, Louisville’s news leader. Stephen Sauerbeck of La Grange KY wanted to buy an 80-acre…

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