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10 classic drive-in theaters worth the detour

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An aging dinosaur, the drive-in movie theater is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. And though 2012 was tough for many family-owned drive-ins due to the switch to digital projection, many of the surviving 400 or so drive-ins emerged from the conversion more popular than ever.

To celebrate the milestone year, we’ve rounded up 10 classic drive-ins from across the country that have persevered, most having been in continuous operation for well over 50 years. (Text: Matt Hickman)