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Roadium Reopens After 30 Years As Flea Market

For the second consecutive summer, the vintage Roadium Drive-In is transforming from an open-air market back to a drive-in on Friday evenings. And for the first time, I noticed it, thanks to a helpful article in the Daily Breeze of Southern California. The Roadium is a classic single-screen drive-in, opened in May 1949 at the…

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Video: SkyView Celebrates 70th Anniversary

KTVI, St. Louis’s News Leader, posted a nice little video today about the Skyview Drive-In across the border in Belleville IL. The Skyview opened in 1949, and current owner Steve Bloomer has the newspaper clippings to prove it. KTVI’s video is mostly a walk with Bloomer as he shows off his framed photos and the…

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Video: Southington Sets 2019 Lineup

Here’s another drive-in story that never fails to bring a smile to my face: After the Southington Drive-In in Plantsville CT closed over a decade ago, local civic groups got together to revive it as a benefit for non-profit groups. This week, the drive-in committee announced its movie lineup for 2019, and the Meriden Record-Journal…

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