Drive-Ins Make A Comeback


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They were all the rage in the ’50s and ’60s, and now they’re becoming trendy once again.

Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback in various parts of the country, with one opening tonight in Southern California.

The Star-Vu Drive-In in Costa Mesa boasts an inflatable screen that’s 72 feet wide and 46 feet tall. Inflation time is only 15 minutes with the help of two air blowers. The screen is even designed to withstand up to 40 mile-per-hour winds.

Right now, Star-Vu is one of only two drive-ins in the United States using this type of screen; the other outdoor theater is in York, Pennsylvania. The screens start at about $4,500 for a 16-foot-wide model.

Photo by Lori Shepler.


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