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10 classic drive-in theaters worth the detour

By: Matt Hickman on July 26, 2013, 11:42 a.m.
Silver Moon Drive-In, Lakeland, Fla.

Photo: Tom Hagerty/Flickr

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10 more for the road

Here are 10 more surviving passion pits worth seeking out:

Silver Moon Drive-In, Lakeland Fla. (pictured here)

No joke: First-run double-headers for $4. Plus, cans of beer and breakfast sandwiches.

The Corral Drive-In, Guymon, Okla.

Come for the double feature, stay for the Loaded Baked Potato Pizza.

Harvest Moon Drive-in, Gibson City, Ill.

Partially powered by wind turbines since 2008.

Capri Drive-In Theater, Coldwater, Mich.

This beloved, family-owned charmer survived the digital switch.

The 49’er Drive-In Theatre, Valparaiso, Ind.

Popcorn is an absolute must — this is Orville Redenbacher territory, after all.

Hull’s Drive-In Movie Theatre, Lexington, Va.

The first (and only?) community-owned nonprofit drive-in movie theater in the country.

Macon Drive-In, Lafayette, Tenn.

When in rural Tennessee …

Wellfleet Drive-in Theatre, Wellfleet, Mass.

A Cape Cod institution complete with flea market, dairy bar and mini-golf.

The Finger Lakes Drive-In, Auburn, N.Y.

There’s a decent amount of drive-ins still open for business in New York — this is the oldest operating of them.

Sky-Vue Drive-In Theatre, Lamesa, Texas

Home of the infamous Chihuahua Sandwich: Tostada shells filled with homemade chili, pimento cheese, cabbage and onions with a jalapeno on the side.