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Drive Ins with Hotel/Motels
« Thread started on: Mar 20th, 2007, 05:58am »

Over the years I have seen information on theaters attached to Hotels/Motels. Is anyone aware of any still around? I said something to the kids about them and they are ready to go!

I saw some information on the Fairlee Motel in VT. Anyone ever been there?? It looks like it would be a fun road trip to check it out. Maybe about 12 hours from Detriot Metro area?
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Re: Drive Ins with Hotel/Motels
« Reply #1 on: Mar 20th, 2007, 5:30pm »

I've always wanted to check one out. Here's the ones I know of.....

Star Drive-In Monte Vista, CO

Fairlee Drive-In Fairlee, VT

Theatre Motel Drive-In Westfield, NY (closed)
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 20th, 2007, 6:58pm »

Wow, only two?? What a cool concept. It seems like something that would work off I-75 between here and FL. Stop for the night, and see a movie!!!

Wonder if anything is left of the NY one?

I would love to check out the Fairlee, it is a little closer than CO.


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« Reply #3 on: Mar 22nd, 2007, 6:50pm »

on Mar 20th, 2007, 6:58pm, AlgiersGirl wrote:
Wonder if anything is left of the NY one?


Unlike the Star and the Fairlee, this one wasn't designed for in-room movie viewing. The screen was demo'd after a fire. The motel and the snack bar remain. Check out the birdseye aerial, looks abandoned. I'd love to explore it.

I wish the damn Capri had a motel next door. LOL

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« Reply #4 on: Mar 22nd, 2007, 6:56pm »

That would be great to stay right at the Capri. My husband does not like the Cadet!! He will sleep in the back of his truck, but did not like the Cadet!

We usually stay at the Holiday Inn Express, they have the pool, or we make the drive home.

The drive to VT would be great. How many drive ins would you see between here and there? Canada, NY, I think there are a few!!!!

I need a month off for a road trip!
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Re: Drive Ins with Hotel/Motels
« Reply #5 on: Mar 22nd, 2007, 7:28pm »

on Mar 22nd, 2007, 6:56pm, AlgiersGirl wrote:
That would be great to stay right at the Capri. My husband does not like the Cadet!! He will sleep in the back of his truck, but did not like the Cadet!

We usually stay at the Holiday Inn Express, they have the pool, or we make the drive home.

The drive to VT would be great. How many drive ins would you see between here and there? Canada, NY, I think there are a few!!!!

I need a month off for a road trip!


Whats wrong with the Cadet? I've seen a lot worse! The Cadet is cheap and the owners actually speak english! LOL (and they have that awesome vintage neon sign)

Between here and NY, I'd stop at every one I could find!

Looks like the Theatre Motel is still going as a Restaurant-Motel, I think they need to change the name. There is a website...theatermotel.com. And, it's for sale...loopnet.com. Let's buy it!!

Theater Motel/Starlite Diner
7592 East Main Street
Westfield, New York 14787
County: Chautauqua
Primary Type: Retail Restaurant
Building Size: 6,272 SF
Lot Size: 28.00 Acres
Price: $445,000
Price/SF: $70.95
Year Built: 1960
Date Last Verified: 3/19/2007
Property ID: 14601009

Additional Information
Property Description:
ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR PRICE REDUCTION!!! OWNER MUST SELL !!!ATTENTION INVESTORS: 23 unit motel recently remodeled along with full modern restaurant and excellent commercial kitchen.This property is fully functional,totally refurbished and ready for operation.Also included is a cottage and 1200 square foot managers apartment.Large parking lot with gazebo.The property encompasses 28 plus acres along with a working gas well and stream running through it. Also set up with "Westfield Electric" (very inexpensive) The restaurant is capable of seating approximately 100 patrons and is also in excellent condition. This property is priced to sell and has great business potential all ready to go. 5 minutes from Lake Erie, 20 minutes to Chautauqua Institute and major ski resort. Close to downtown and I90. Sits right on US Route 20. Formerly DBA: Theater Motel/Starlite Diner!

Location Description:
Just east of village of Westfield on East Main Street (US Route 20).

Additional Types: Full Service No. Stories: 1

Highlights
Totally Remodeled Motel/Restaurant MUST SELL

23 Units - Full Restaurant Cheap Electric

Gas Well $100,000 PRICE REDUCTION

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Re: Drive Ins with Hotel/Motels
« Reply #6 on: Mar 22nd, 2007, 8:03pm »

Forgot about this one in Florida. It's E.M. Loews Gulfstream Drive-In, it held 560 cars. Pretty sure it's gone now. Again, not set up for in-room viewing, but still a pretty unique layout for a drive-in/motel combo. The back of the postcard reads (no mention of the drive-in!?)......

Gulfstream Beach Motel
1480 E. Beach Blvd.
Hallandale, Florida
Phone WAbash 3-9511
New & Modern 52 efficiencies & motel rooms. All completely air conditioned and heated. Daily maid service. Telephone in all rooms. Near Beach, shopping, center, restaurants, Gulfstream Race Track, Hollywood Dog Track, & Jai Alai Fronton, just minutes away.


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Re: Drive Ins with Hotel/Motels
« Reply #7 on: Mar 24th, 2007, 07:36am »

I would not mind living in NY!. Motel and Drive in, too cool! Wonder what the area is like. In the snow belt, I'm set!
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Re: Drive Ins with Hotel/Motels
« Reply #8 on: Dec 20th, 2007, 12:01pm »

The Movie Manor Motel in Monte Vista Colorado



http://www.coloradovacation.com/motel/movie/

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« Reply #9 on: Mar 21st, 2009, 10:00pm »

on Mar 22nd, 2007, 8:03pm, michigandriveins wrote:
Forgot about this one in Florida.



Here's the address, I wonder what side of the street it was on?
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« Reply #10 on: Mar 22nd, 2009, 03:45am »

on Mar 21st, 2009, 10:00pm, thebarnman wrote:
Here's the address, I wonder what side of the street it was on?


I hunted for that one too, could never figure out it's EXACT site (which side).
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