And finally, in , all construction was complete. These images of projection rooms, neon artwork, and marquee signs are included in the Zintgraff Studio Photograph Collection MS Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Each unit measures 27 inches in height, 14 inches in width, and 18 inches in length, although the unit extends only 9 inches to one side see photos. Park Aire opened in , and was up and running until about What is the installation procedure? The mall also joined to the Kroger grocery store on the west end, which was the primary business in the area, at least early on, and is still there today though long ago repositioned upon redevelopment.

It was definitely not geared toward presentation, in terms of sight lines. This fixture is held in place by placing it on top of a slightly lowered window then raising the window sufficiently to clamp the fixture in place. Parking ramp attendants collect the tickets when they attach the air-conditioning unit. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. You are commenting using your WordPress. The leasing staff are sweet and jump on any problem.

Parking ramp attendants collect the tickets when they attach the air-conditioning unit. He even worked the starlight drive in one night.

I too remember the good times at the Varsity drive-inn i can remember Mr. For its South Florida installations, Wometco uses straight air-conditioning units without heating. No one has favorited this theater yet. There were several satellite buildings down on one end, past the Kroger store. Wometco and Parkaire have received a number of inquiries from drive-in operators across the country on all phases of the air-conditioning installation including costs, performance, pricing, effect on attendance and other questions.

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Harry Fleischman, Wometco executive vice president coordinated the pilot installation with Ronald Krieger, Parkaire sales engineer.

I lived theaetr san Antonio texas in as a child. Movie Tavern at Sandy Plains Village. In some instances, an inexpensive modification of the power output may be required. It’s a nice comfy and clean theater.

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We found results Previous 2 3 4 5 6 Next. You are commenting using your WordPress. Pile in about parkaide or ten people in the car and have a fun time. And finally, inall construction was complete. I wish I would have taken pictures of the drive ins when I worked at them.

Gordon Spradley, a Wometco theatre operations superviser, points out that drive-in air conditioning, in addition to cooling the car, keeps out mosquitos and other insects as well as noises such as jets passing over, cars starting up, and other extraneous sounds. Each unit measures 27 inches in height, 14 inches in width, and 18 inches in length, although the unit extends only 9 inches to one side see photos.

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New Dawn Theater Co. With the inevitable “bugs” worked out with subsequent modifications and improvements on the prototypes at Coral Way, additional air-conditioning installations are now being completed at both Wometco’s 27th Avenue and North Dade locations.

CB on June 12, at 2: Do you remember the big easter bunny we had in If you want to actually enjoy a prakaire, this is the place.

The units are mounted on existing posts, servicing two cars, without interfering with speaker attachments. Thaeter leasing staff are sweet and jump on any problem. MyUsername on Teater 8, at 3: I worked at the alamo snack barmy dad Jack Meadows was projectionist. Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?

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Power draw is given per unit and the “when all units are in use” qualification makes no sense. These modifications, incidentally, produce faster, hotter heating from the combined air-conditioning heater units.

I remember when they built the first San Pedro Drive In and had hunted rabbits on that land before that. Cold air is delivered from the unit to the interior of the car via a four-inch plastic hose with a pliable inch wide vacuum cleaner-like nozzle fixture.

This business was removed from the fun collection. Fortunately for us, it includes the following line: Buy cheap and you get cheap Seems there were always more vacancies than permanent businesses, however, which probably had something to do with why it was redeveloped.

All of you are invited…. Then on Psrkaire 21,the demolishment of the screen began. And if a car rams a unit? Suppose a driver pulls away without disconnecting the attachment? A Parkaire installation features individual units in five models: Parkaire recommends a yearly inspection of the electrical hookups, and a hosing down of the coil and evaporator at the same time.