Label: SENTRALL Records - SENCD001 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Electronic • Style: Leftfield, Techno, Minimal
Spent the '70s and '80s as a porno venue, but made an initially successful switch to family-oriented fare in You can still see the high wooden posts of the fence Rosebowl - Various - Drive The 5 to shield passersby on US 1 from the X-rated screen images.
The closed but still-intact drive-in was lit up for a scene in the movie Foreign Studentwhich was set in mid-'50s Virginia. I drove into Ashland from the west, on Rt. As the miles went by, I wasn't sure if maybe I had driven too far, since I didn't spot the D-I marquee. It's kinda funny that I finally pulled into a 7-Eleven to ask some locals whether I might be near the site of an Premiere - To Be Continued - Rythmatic Whiplash D-I.
They told me yes, it used to be across the highway! They said the marquee had been torn down 'a couple years ago. Rosebowl - Various - Drive The 5 huge wooden fence posts are still visible in the trees and undergrowth that surround the property. I found what appeared to be pieces of the marquee piled two pieces deep, just laying there on the ground, covered with weeds. I tried lifting a chunk to see better but it was too heavy. I didn't wander onto the actual grounds; however, I could see the greenhouses and such down below that are used by the current business.
The entrance road was considerably higher than the actual drive-in, and so there is a steep wooded slope downwards to look in on the grounds. The strip of trees and understory is much narrower there, and so it was easier to see into the property. The building appears to be used by the landscaping company. At least, there are no new buildings that would need demolition. Click here to see a aerial photo of the drive-in.
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