Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Blue's Abandoned Turnpike Video

Blue posted a link to this video in the Comments section of our Turnpike post, but I think it deserves a little more attention. I didn't even know you could get to where these guys did -- makes the abandoned Turnpike all the more alluring for PA urbexers!

The Moonlight Drive-In

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One of our readers, by the name of Rich, sent in this great set of photos. Here's what he had to say about it:

A year ago June I found a deserted drive-in theater called the Moonlite Drive-In in Wyoming Valley. I think the place closed sometime in the late 70's (judging from the smiley face on its sign). The screen & projection building are in amazing shape, the lot mostly covered with small trees & brush.

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"Keep Right," the sign says, directing customers to the lot. Rich says that road is now covered with trees and brush.

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One of my favorites. The sign reading "Pick up Your Carry Tray Here" looks as good as new.

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Front of the main building shows the projectionist windows and a pipe rail to keep people out of the movie projection's path.

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My personal favorite out of this set. The projectors are still standing!

Many thanks to Rich for letting us post his pictures here. If you'd like to see your photos on ForgottenPA, just send an email to spampoet0023@yahoo.com with links or attachments. Descriptions are helpful!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Opening Things Up

It's been a long time since we actually posted anything. Like most people, we run into problems with schedules, gas money, and time in general. And obviously, we're not going to be able to get to everything in PA -- we'd love to, but we have our limits with driving times, things to explore, etc.

That said, I think it's time to make ForgottenPA less about our own explorations, and more about PA abandonments in general. I'm going to start posting news, links, and reader-submitted photos, in addition to our personal trips.

To be sure, we're still exploring -- we were just up in Luzerne County, trying to find the remains of the Avondale Mine disaster -- and the heart of this site will always be our own explorations. But we're welcoming photos from just about any PA abandonment -- just send me an email (found in the sidebar) with links or attached photos. We'll be happy to link to your blog, website or photo album as well.

We'll be kicking off this new phase of ForgottenPA tomorrow, with a set of great photos sent in by a reader from an abandoned drive-in theater in Wyoming Valley.

So keep your eyes peeled -- we might actually start posting more!

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About ForgottenPA

Created by Al Ebaster in 2007 after a trip to Centralia, ForgottenPA has become one of Pennsylvania's most popular urban-exploration websites. Brian is our photographer, and we're happy to have Ethan Smith, aka Bluecapriethan in the comment sections, on board as an author and photographer as well.

We're always accepting photo submissions! Email your photos to spampoet0023@gmail.com, with a few words about where and when they were taken.

Want to join us? If you have a Blogger/Gmail account and a passion for Pennsylvania abandonments, send us some urban-exploration photos and a few words about yourself to spampoet0023@gmail.com. Our authors retain all rights to the material they post, and are free to publish anything relevant to PA urban exploration at their own pace.

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