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Cottage View Drive-In is closing

The Cottage View Drive-In in Cottage Grove MN is closing because the owners didn’t want to lay out at least $70k for digital projector equipment. I think we’re going to be hearing that refrain all too often this fall. Anyway, the Minneapolis StarTribune had a nice story about it. UPDATE: Who’s going to build on…

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Admiral Twin bounces back from screen fire

Now here’s some good news! The Admiral Twin Drive-In (Tulsa OK) reopened this June after a fire destroyed its wooden screen in September 2010. (I love its motto: This time we’re going to build it out of steel, cause we ain’t gonna do this fire crap again!) According to the Tulsa World, business has been…

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Peoria testing drive-in on indoor theater parking lot

I don’t know what’s going on at the Landmark Cinemas in Peoria IL, but the general manager of the Landmark Recreation Center is testing a drive-in theater on an apparently flat concrete parking lot there. According to the Peoria Journal Star, they tried it for 10 days, discovered that Mondays are often pretty quiet, and…

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