Friday, June 4, 2010
Carlisle Drive-in Gala Opening 1955
Gee, my drive-in movie blog series just keeps going and going...
I found this ad accidentally during some recent research, but just had to post it as it provides important trivia information. Back here, I posted a photo of the old Carlisle Drive-in on Route 20 shortly before it was torn down. The only information I had about it was from a Chronicle-Telegram article from about that time. The C-T thought that the theater had opened in 1949.
Well, now I know exactly when the Carlisle Drive-in opened: April 9, 1955, the day this ad ran in the Lorain Journal. It's interesting that the Carlisle had a CinemaScope screen.
If anyone remembers going to the Carlisle, be sure to post some memories in the 'comments' section!
This drive-in was too far out in the country (like the ad says) for me to have patronized it. Plus, I'm not even sure the Journal ran very many of their ads.