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Kentucky Drive-ins

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Parkette Drive In
Lexington, KY
The Parkette Drive In opened in 1951 and still offers car hop service. The animated sign is about 35 feet tall. It was built in 1957 and cost $10,000 to produce. It has been estimated that it would cost about $100,000 to build it today. The sign costs about $1,000 per year to maintain the neon. It is believed that this drive-in was inspired by another Parkette Drive-in in West Virginia, most likely Long's Parkette in Kenova. In 2013, a Dine-In Garage was added. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

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