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Carlisle Drive-In - Historical Data

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Date Event Type Event Description
Jun 23, 1949 opening Grand opening
Built at a cost of 200,000 dollars
1981 improvement Added FM radio sound
Oct 28, 1984 closing Final night of operation
Jun, 1990 torn down Torn down
1949 - 1984 alias Operated as Carlisle Drive-In
1981 - 1984 alias Operated as Carlisle Drive-In
1949 - 1973 operator James Cardasis
1949 - 1990 owner Browning-Ferris Industries
1980 - 1990 operator John Tender
1981 - 1984 operator Tender

1979 edit

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1980 edit

name:
Carlisle Drive-In
status_op:
open
screen_count:
1
car_capacity:
568
season:
April - October
pricing:
sound:
speakers
owner:
Tender
operator:
Tender
notes:

1981 edit

name:
Carlisle Drive-In
status_op:
open
screen_count:
1
car_capacity:
568
season:
April - October
pricing:
sound:
FM, speakers
owner:
Tender
operator:
Tender
notes:
This was the first season for FM radio sound at the Carlisle Drive-In.

1982 edit

name:
Carlisle Drive-In
status_op:
open
screen_count:
1
car_capacity:
568
season:
April - October
pricing:
sound:
FM, speakers
owner:
Tender
operator:
Tender
notes:

1983 edit

name:
Carlisle Drive-In
status_op:
open
screen_count:
1
car_capacity:
568
season:
April - October
pricing:
sound:
FM, speakers
owner:
Tender
operator:
Tender
notes:

1984 edit

name:
Carlisle Drive-In
status_op:
open
screen_count:
1
car_capacity:
568
season:
April - October
pricing:
sound:
FM, speakers
owner:
Tender
operator:
Tender
notes:
This was the final season for the Carlisle Drive-In. It was in bad shape. The weeds were overgrown in the lot, and only one half of the marquee was lit up. Their final night ever was Sunday, October 28th, 1984.

1985 edit

name:
Carlisle Drive-In
status_op:
closed
screen_count:
1
car_capacity:
568
status_fc:
inactive
status_fc_det
owner:
Tender
notes:

1986 edit

name:
Carlisle Drive-In
status_op:
closed
screen_count:
1
car_capacity:
568
status_fc:
inactive
status_fc_det
owner:
Tender
notes:

1987 edit

name:
Carlisle Drive-In
status_op:
closed
screen_count:
1
car_capacity:
568
status_fc:
inactive
status_fc_det
owner:
Tender
notes:

1988 edit

name:
Carlisle Drive-In
status_op:
closed
screen_count:
1
car_capacity:
568
status_fc:
inactive
status_fc_det
owner:
Tender
notes:
In the fall of 1988, a long message appeared on the marquee that was hard to make out.

1989 edit

name:
Carlisle Drive-In
status_op:
closed
screen_count:
1
car_capacity:
568
status_fc:
inactive
status_fc_det
torn down
owner:
Tender
notes:
Around late-May of 1989, the drive-ins remaining equipment was auctioned off. In the summer, it was torn down. This included the giant screen tower with its wooden frame, the marquee, and building. Just the light pole at the back of the lot remained.

1990 edit

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