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The site of the now-closed Mitchell Starlite Drive-in is shown over a nearly three-hour period Thursday night. With its closure, South Dakota now has six drive-in theaters. (Sean Ryan/Republic)

Six SD drive-ins still lighting up the night

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In a cramped, dimly lit room, a film projector came to life, it's light cutting into the night air and illuminating a giant screen a few hundred feet away.

It was April 9, 1976, and rows of cars filled Mitchell's Starlite Drive-in for a double feature -- "Walking Tall Part 2" and "Macon County Line" -- on the first night of movies after Jeff Logan bought the drive-in.

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