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Infographic: The 10 States with the Most Remaining Drive-In Theaters

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Earlier this month, The News Wheel published an article about the decline of drive-in theaters across America. During their heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, thousands of drive-in locations dotted the country.

Today, it is estimated that somewhere around 330 of these outdoor theaters remain, hindered over the course of decades by emerging in-home entertainment systems and evolving film formats. Most states have fewer than 10 remaining drive-in theaters, with many states having no drive-ins at all.

Nevertheless, there are a handful of states where drive-in theaters remain relatively popular. The following 10 states are the only ones with 10 or more active drive-in theaters.


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Zachary Berry currently resides in the Dayton, Ohio area. However, he enjoys traveling from place to place, as he was born in Oklahoma City and has also lived in Albuquerque and Orlando (such is the life of a military brat). Zachary graduated from Ohio University with a major in Strategic Communication, which is fancy talk for advertising and public relations. Beginning his career at The News Wheel as a lowly intern, he was able to climb his way to the top, eventually claiming his place within the last cubicle on the left. Other jobs that Zachary has held include driving around a safari truck at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. When he’s not putting his nose to the grindstone, Zachary enjoys watching and critiquing movies and television. See more articles by Zachary.