Plotting My Adventure

iMac selfie, hard at work.

iMac selfie, hard at work.

I spent a good chunk of the last few weeks with my eyes glued to the computer searching for drive-in theaters around the country.  It isn't as simple of a task as it may seem.  While there are tons of amazing sites that list all the drive-in theaters all over the country, they don't always have the most up to date information on weather the structures are still standing.  Once I find a place, my search goes something like this:

1)  Google image the drive-in and hopefully find pictures to see if it has the aesthetic appeal I am looking for. 

2)  Start Google search for the most current information about the location (recent photos, articles, property ownership information)

3)  Hopefully find the address or a general close cross street on websites such as or

4)  If I think it is still there I pin it on the map, log it on my spreadsheet with all the info I have about the location.

So far, I have 26 pins on the map and will be hitting up California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and Minnesota.


As you can see in the photo, the locations are starting to form little clusters all over the country.  Likely, due to weather conditions in these areas since drive-in rely heavily upon mother natures kindness to operate.  I've said it before, but I will say it again.  If you know of an awesome abandoned drive-in that is still standing please let me know!

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