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 solid since it reopened, and the Admiral Twin is extending its season this year until Halloween “if people keep coming out and the weather’s not bad.” Be sure to click through even if it’s just to see Michael Wyke’s great photo of the drive-in at twilight.
Update: Archive.org has a 15-second news clip of the fire here.
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 they’re asking the Peoria city council for another 10 days to test it some more before the drive-in season ends.
The bad news is that the Holiday Twin Drive-In (Fort Collins CO) is already closed for the season. The good news is that it’s pushing forward with digital conversion and even sees the cool stuff it could do once it’s freed from needing those huge cans of film to show a movie, the Rocky Mountain Collegian reports.