drive-in


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drive-in

Chiefly US and Canadian
a. a cinema designed to be used by patrons seated in their cars
b. a public facility or service designed for use in such a manner

drive-in

A retail business, bank, or motion-picture theater, designed to permit its patrons to receive services while they remain in their automobiles.
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That's why news that West Chicago's Cascade Drive-In would be closing hit suburbanites so hard last week.
Unlike most Sonic Drive-Ins, the Sonic location in Wasilla will have an indoor dining room and drive-in stalls.
Also, five new drive-ins were opened during the quarter.
The key issue Hollingshead addressed was how to arrange parked cars so that drive-in patrons could see the screen without obstruction from other vehicles.
The event will be held September 30, 2017 at Delsea Drive-In, in Vineland, NJ.
The drive-in, which opened in 1954, is one of the 393 locations remaining in the U.S., according to John Vincent Jr., president of the United Drive-In Theatre Owners Association and co-owner of the Wellfleet Drive-In.
Sonic Drive-In originated in Oklahoma City, and has built two other locations in Washington--one in Spokane at 1313 N.
Owner Carl Hermansen expects the Southern Willamette Valley's last drive-in picture show to soon go the way of 16 others that once served area moviegoers.
The group, which has already opened drive-ins in Harrogate, Birkenhead and Stockport, said the new format was working well and it was seeking sites for new openings.
The film is undated, though obviously at least a decade old, and drive-ins have become virtually extinct.
He led the company's growth from 1,500 drive-ins in 27 states with systemwide sales of $905 million to now being in 45 states with systemwide sales of $4.5 billion and 3,600 drive-ins.