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Garden Drive-In Flea Market Returns After Flood

August 25, 2018 GMT

HUNLOCK TWP. — The flea market is on, but the movies are off at the Garden Drive-In following last week’s flooding. About three feet of muddy Susquehanna River water inundated the property along Route 11, damaging movie projectors and items inside the concession stand. “We are in flood clean-up mode,” said owner Doug Barbacci. He said the movie projectors are difficult to fix after taking on water. He’s hoping at least one of the drive-in’s two screens will be running by Labor Day weekend. When it reopens, the drive-in likely will only air movies on one screen the rest of the season, Barbacci said. Movies normally air Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at the drive-in, which is celebrating its 66th year. The weekly Sunday flea market will resume 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Barbacci said. Barbacci said the business has flooded before but this time they had little time to prepare. Then the water levels crested several feet higher than expected, he said. “In our case, the water elevated much quicker than anticipated,” Barbacci said. Contact the writer: bkalinowski@citizensvoice.com 570-821-2055; @cvbobkal