Auto-Vue announces it’s closing this fall

The owner of the Auto-Vue Drive-In in Colville WA told the Spokane Spokesman that 2013 will be its final season. Because of the digital projection conversion it would require to continue, the Auto-Vue will close for good after Labor Day weekend. Steve Wisner said the Auto-Vue is still profitable, but it would take over $170,000…

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Man posts marriage proposal on drive-in marquee

The Saratoga Springs (NY) Saratogian reports that a man in Malta NY proposed to his girlfriend using the marquee of the Malta Drive-In. Isn’t that sweet? Chris Caro and Brandy Courneya had been “inseparable” for about a year, and on the evening of Dec. 22, he concocted an excuse for them to drive by the drive-in,…

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Iowa resident thinking of building drive-in

KWQC-TV6 News and Weather For The Quad Cities – It’s all very preliminary, and it leaves me wondering how little it takes to get on the morning news shows there, but somebody is talking about building a drive-in in Blue Grass IA. Maybe. According to KWQC, the Quad Cities’ news leader, Randy Lorenz and his…

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San Antonio’s Mission may reopen, sort of

I’m excited about the news this week. According to the San Antonio (TX) Express-News, the city may start showing movies again at the site of the old Mission Drive-In. The plans are part of a tax increment reinvestment zone that’s already going to include a library with a facade that looks like a drive-in screen…

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Town & Country holds fundraiser to stay open

The Town & Country Drive-In (Abilene TX) is hosting a Movies and Mistletoe fundraiser this evening, December 1. The cause is the digital conversion, which KTXS reports will be $165,000 for both screens. Local vendors will have booths to sell stuff, and Santa will be there, and there will be a bouncy castle. No word…

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Admiral Twin closes 2012 season

The Admiral Twin (Tulsa OK) is concluding its season this weekend. One of the owners said that 2012 has been one of this drive-in’s best years. On its site, KJRH describes the end of the season and includes the opening-day video embedded above. The Tulsa World also wrote about the end of the Admiral Twin’s season…

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