June 7: Valle Drive in, Newton IA

It’s Day 158 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. I drove from Spirit Lake near Iowa’s northern border to the center of the state. The trip to the Valle Drive in in Newton, just east of Des Moines, took about three and a half hours. The Valle is the oldest drive-in in Iowa. It opened in 1948 (says its web site) or 1949 (says…

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Video: Chief Drive-In Gets A Loving Look

KSWO, Lawton OK’s News Leader, ran a story last night about the Chief Drive In Theatre in Chickasha, about 45 minutes away. As part of its “One Tank Trips” series, it showed families having fun watching a movie under the stars. The video includes interview clips with owner Barbara Egbert, who worked at the Chief as…

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