Monday, September 29, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday #22

Fairview Drive-In first opened in 1953. In 1992 the screen was demolished by a wndstorm, but it was rescreened and remodeled in 2002 and remains open. 


It is open April through September. Speakers hanging from the windows are a thing of the past. The sound comes through car radios. This is the sign where the movie titles would be displayed if it were still open. It is now closed for the season.


This is the view from the highway.


This is the view from a side road. Wouldn't want to trespass.


And this is where all that wonderful popcorn is popped and served. The concession stand. 

Posting a barn over on Stuff and Nonsense, my other blog, for Amy's Barn Link-up.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will join in the fun.

My idea was to have a place to post 'old things'. Anything old
and/or deteriorating such as, but not limited to, old houses, barns, outbuildings, old cars, rusty things, antiques, interesting junk, or it can be something in pristine condition, but just old. 


1. Link to a post featuring photos of something old.
2. Link back to Rubbish by Roan in your post.
3. As time allows, visit other participants and comment on their posts.

32 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

East Gwillimbury still has a drive-in theater but I have never been to it, although people from all around go there for the experience. :))

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Super that they restored it! We don't have anything like that anymore. I used to love going to the drive-in

Cranberry Morning said...

Someone in our neck of the woods just opened a drive-in theater a couple years ago. The kids love it!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

There is a drive in an hour from us, in NC. I have never been because their movies are always kind of late - past the boys' bedtime. Maybe when they're older.

Rose said...

Wow, it has been a long time since I went to a drive in...nice stroll back memory lane.

Linda Kay said...

This brings back memories of the old drive-in theaters when I was a kid. I didn't think there were any left!

Rose said...

Looking for a link to your other blog and not finding it....am I blind? I did not realize you had another blog. I am really thinking I am missing something...

ladyfi said...

Lovely to see drive-in theatres still in use.

Beth said...

I have fond memories of the old drive in theater in western Illinois.

bj said...

Drive inn movies were such a part of my teen years in the 50's....

Debby Ray said...

Ah...those were the days! I think it is quite sad to see the ones that "used to be". So glad they decided to restore this one!

Ginny said...

This is something we rarely ever see. And I am speechless about the sound on the car radio! No more static speakers hanging off the car...

Stephanie said...

This is something that is rare in these parts. Great post. Hmm I thought old things was on Tuesday. I missed it again. I was going to post something tomorrow, hope I can still join in then.

Tanya Breese said...

i love these old drive ins...we have 3 (i think) all about an hour from us in different directions. i always plan on going in the summer but it slips away...i figure if we go, we'll get a hotel room and stay the night because who wants to drive home an hour after the movies?!! maybe next summer!

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

the hubby & i always look out for drive-in theaters ...they are so awesome!! too cool. i wish they would not die out. such culture & style. ( :

awesome find!!

Lois said...

This sure brings back some wonderful memories. I always loved going to the drive-in movies!

Karen S. said...

Very nice! Thank goodness for those folks into reviving places!

Tom said...

Sorry I am late to the party, my connection in the north woos was awful. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Amy Burzese said...

We've been passing a couple of drive ins going to and from Nashville. I just need to stop and get a picture!!! Thanks for contributing your barn today.

Ruth Kelly said...

So many of these outdoor theaters are gone now. Nice to see that some are still working.

LV said...

We have the remains of one here no longer in use. Then across town, one that is still being used. You rarely see them anymore.

TexWisGirl said...

i forgot to leave a comment this morning. neat to find one of these that still operates!

orchid Miyako said...

Hello, Roan; Oh I think I must have seen this outdoor theater through TV or movie. Wow, it opened 2 years before I was born p:-) I wish I could enjoy movie there♪♪♪

So sorry for my belated comment and Thank you very much for hosting.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

bettyl-NZ said...

I would definitely be there every weekend!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Has been a very long time since we have been to an outdoor theatre. I had no idea the sound now came through the radio instead of the window speakers. Great idea!

Thanks for hosting! :)

Lindy

Terri said...

I haven't been to an outdoor movie theater in forever! That's kind of neat to have the sound come through the radio.

Small City Scenes said...

Very neat. My first date with my late husband was at a drive-in. BTW: We did watch the movie. LOL
Passion Pits they were called.

There is one out this way out of Coupeville with a go-kart track too.
MB

Marie said...

Oh, I miss those old outdoor movies! How wonderful you still have one there! Great photos of it! Brings back memories!

Stewart M said...

Nice post - I have never done a drive in movie - maybe its past me by!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Gail Dixon said...

If I find an old bird, can I link up? Just kidding! I wish I had something to contribute to your wonderful meme. Looks like it's gaining momentum though.

I remember the crackling speakers at the Drive-In and the fun of watching a movie outside, but sheltered in your car. Fun times!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Surely this is a site well worth seeing.

Brian King said...

We used to have a drive-in, but no longer. I'm not even sure where the closest one is now.