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Greasy-haired guys in hot rods necked with gals in poodle skirts while nearby families in Studebakers stared ahead at the screen, munching on popcorn and Pez candies.

It was during the heyday of the drive-in movie theater, 1950, when Verne and Maymie Schwin opened their family-run business in Porterville, Calif. Nearly 60 years later, many memories from the drive-in era of Elvis hits and sock hops have faded, but Roseburg’s Shirley Schwin has about 5,000 reminders — her movie posters, a legacy from her late husband.

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Funny, I have been watching as trees are chopped down and the land of that drive-in is cleared slowly – something is up there. I have been meaning to go take some pictures before it is gone completely.

And I am not the only one, yesterday I came across this blog by a local photographer featuring photos of the drive-in:  N. Godinez Photography

Taken at the old Porterville Drive-in Theater

Taken at the old Porterville Drive-in Theater


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