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Anyone sell at a flea market that is in a drive-in theatre setting?

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None in my immediate area but I know of one in Oakland, CA that apparently runs 7 days a week.

There are only a few hundred or so remaining ACTIVE drive-in theatres, but I would guess there are some vacant lots that would make do for a flea market if you are so inclined.


Re: Anyone sell at a flea market that is in a drive-in theatre setting?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 01:12:51 PM »
the one im currently at used to be a drive in but  before my time (ive been going close to 25 years already)

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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 11:01:02 PM »
there was one in south memphis on hwy 61 that was raided one too many times by the police for selling conterfit merchandise a couple of years ago. We would see it make the news several times a summer , now it is just an empty lot.

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Re: Anyone sell at a flea market that is in a drive-in theatre setting?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 11:02:41 AM »
Except for the small, farmers market style swap meets; I've ONLY been to drive-in theaters turned swap-meet.....

Where are your swap meets held?

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Re: Anyone sell at a flea market that is in a drive-in theatre setting?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 01:32:19 PM »
In central California (and elsewhere in the state I expect) the majority of flea markets are held at private owned "yards" capable of holding around 200 or more vendors and parking for maybe twice that many cars.

Flea markets are also held in the parking lots of colleges who get the vendor fees to further student body organizations.

One of the largest flea markets in the central part of the state is the one at Roseville, CA. I'll find a link and maybe a pic and put it here.

Edit:

Here's the link to the Roseville flea....

denios.org/


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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013, 06:01:52 PM »
We used to have an awesome flea out at the site of the Puget Park Drive In.  It was awesome, it was there for 40 years or better. 

Just like everywhere else though, the price of the land it was sitting on lead to it being bought up and a small hospital and emergency room was build on the site. 

Great location too......a big chunk of it fronted I-5 between Everett and Lynnwood......I miss that one.  The people that ran that one tried another location for a while, but it wasn't ever as successful.  There are a couple of others around but so far none of those have had the success of the original. 

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Re: Anyone sell at a flea market that is in a drive-in theatre setting?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 12:36:06 PM »
I miss Midway, now the location of a Home Depot.   That was the friendliest swap meet.   It was more of a social.    And the few times we sold there the regulars were so helpful.  Tell ya where go, best way to unload, help you unload......

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2013, 06:30:05 PM »
Our flea market is still a drive-in. Went to a movie there last Saturday.

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Re: Anyone sell at a flea market that is in a drive-in theatre setting?
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2013, 04:29:57 AM »
Well ours is up and running again. Back in the day the only flea market around. Then it had few run ins with the Law.
Theatre closed the Flea shortly there after. did Not help a huge Market opened down the street. Supposedly the place to sell.. Have never gone there to pricey for us and our goods.. LOL

Have not been to the new opening of the theatre or the flea. They do have vendors advertise on CL.


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