Open a Drive-In
Google Earth Drive-In Theater Map
Google Earth allows you to point and zoom to anyplace on the planet that you want to explore. The Google Earth Drive-In Map allows you to zoom into open drive-ins around the country with extra information at your fingertips. The Google Earth Drive-In Map was created by Michael Minden.
Open Drive-In Theaters
Only open drive-ins with an exact location in Google Earth or some other program, such as Nasa's World Wind or Microsoft's Live Local, are included. If a drive-in is not listed here it is because it either opened after 2005, or could not be found using the existing satellite data.
If you already have Google Earth installed, download the Drive-In Movie Theater Map.
Download Google Earth
To view the Google Earth Drive-In Map you must have Google Earth (the free version at a minimum) installed on your computer. To install Google Earth, go to http://earth.google.com/.
The Geocaching Phenomenon
Global positioning has been available to government agencies for a long time (including forestry agencies). The first real breakthrough for civilian use came with a de-classification of the sensitivity of GPS in 2000 which allowed for greater GPS receiver accuracy for the general public. The first "stash", name later changed to "cache", was linked to a GPS coordinate and hidden in the back country of Oregon. The coordinates were posted on the Internet and the GPS phenomenon exploded. [from About.com]
A Note About Closed Drive-In Theaters
If you have used Google Earth to locate closed drive-ins and you would like to share your work with others visiting Drive-ins.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.