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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Bainsville > Border Drive-In Theatre
Border Drive-In Theatre
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created by Chronic on 7/6/2004 4:09 AM
last modified by Avatar-X on 1/19/2015 9:12 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Classic 50/60's Drive-in Movie theatre. Large steel structure supports white, painted metal screen. one storey concrete block building houses concession area, washrooms and projection room. Vast, open and overgrown field is peppered with little white posts that used to feed the sound into your car via a little metal speaker.
 Basic Information
Type: Drive-In Movie Theatre
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate , dangerous to go inside the restaurant
Recommendation: If coming west from PQ, stop at the Cornwall rest area & walk over.
 Physical Information
North Service Road behind 401 Service Center
Bainsville, Ontario
Owner: Currently for sale by local Realtor (sold)
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • Once again, long grass made legs itchy. Wear pants.
  •  Interesting Features
    Pretty much your run of the mill drive-in, but when I got to the projection room, the two large projectors were there. Once floor mounted, celluloid reading monsters, they were laying on their sides, almost like two old men that had tired of standing. Their kind, a dying breed of servants to the entertainment industry, replaced by the conveniece of rentals of the latest DVD releases.
     Security Measures
  • Itch inducing wild grasses and other foilage
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1964
    Closed: 1978
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Information sent in by a contributer, "William":
    Just the facts, regarding the Border Drive-in Theatre in Bainsville, Ontario. My parents built that drive-in in 1964 and operated it until 1978 . It was sold and then closed permanently by the new owners in 1981.

    Also The correct name is Border Drive-In Theatre and not Border Curry Hill Drive-In.

    The Curry Hill Drive-in was a separate property a few miles away. It played French language films predominantly and we played English films. The Curry-Hill Drive-in closed a couple of years before ours. It was demolished immediately to be a parking lot for the truck-stop across the street. The owners that bought our Border Drive-in simply abandoned the property and that's why people think there was only one drive-in .

    It bothered me enough to write out of respect for my parents that built the Border-drive-in by hand. They started with nothing and that property has very fond memories for me as it was instrumental in providing our family with a good life.

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     Future Plans
    Land is for sale by local Realtor.

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    July 5 2004
    Wed, Jul 7th, 2004
    posted by Chronic
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    Newspaper ads
    Thu, Feb 11th, 2010
    posted by magstb
    1 pictures
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    Curry Hill Border Drive-In Theatre -20 fevrier 2010
    Sun, Feb 21st, 2010
    posted by magstb
    25 pictures
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    Curry Hill Border Drive-In Theatre -Demolition - 24 mai 2010
    Tue, May 25th, 2010
    posted by magstb
    24 pictures

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    Photography 7 / 10
    Coolness 7 / 10
    Content Quality 6 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 1/20/2015 5:05 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 20 15 at 5:05, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Jan 19 15 at 21:12, Avatar-X changed the following: Display Name, Notes for Mods, History, Year Built, Year Closed
  • on Jul 15 10 at 9:18, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jul 14 10 at 19:46, magstb changed the following: Status
  • on May 26 10 at 3:24, Steed validated this location
  • on May 25 10 at 2:17, magstb added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 25 10 at 2:13, magstb added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 25 10 at 2:07, magstb added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 25 10 at 2:01, magstb created a new gallery
  • on May 25 10 at 2:00, magstb changed the following: Status
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    You must log in for this feature to work.I Remember this Place!Andrew McDonald248412/19/2014 6:34 PM by magstb
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