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ccmanuals
06-06-2012, 10:07 AM
I grew up in the era of the drive in theater. I took my honey on many a date to the drive in and still cherish the memories. It's good to know they still exist.

Is there a drive in near you? You can find out here:

http://www.driveinmovie.com/mainmenu.htm

ccmanuals
06-06-2012, 10:17 AM
Truth be told, My "date" at the time (my wife) had a cousin that owned a drive in theater by Keuka Lake in the Fingerlakes and we used to get in for free. So it was also a question of economics. :)

ron ll
06-06-2012, 10:26 AM
Some of the best cardboard pepperoni pizza ever.

Bobby of Tulsa
06-06-2012, 10:30 AM
The Admiral Twin in Tulsa burned down a few years ago. I think the owners would have been happy to see it go, but people started sending donations to them for the rebuild. It is back up but I don't know if it is running yet or not. Spent many a friday night at the play ground and concession stand in the 50s and other things in the 60s.:)

John of Phoenix
06-06-2012, 10:40 AM
How do teenagers manage these days without drive-in movies and muscle cars?

ChrisBen
06-06-2012, 10:58 AM
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Ian McColgin
06-06-2012, 11:04 AM
I liked the Yarmouth Drive-In on Parkers River, which sadly closed not long after I started sailing Nantucket Sound. But while it lasted, I could depart Nantucket in the evening and in not too long see the glow of the drive-in. One of the best navigation beacons on the Sound.

BETTY-B
06-06-2012, 11:43 AM
My girlfriend is only five years younger than me, yet cant remember ever seeing one around. She would have been six when I went to my last one. Dragonslayer, 1981. Horrible movie. The whole thing seemed to be shot in the dark. Which was probably a good thing for the older kids without their parental units in tow.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pl18A-Me_0

PT still has one:

http://www.ptwheelinmotormovie.com/media/P4030770_theater-1.jpg

ron ll
06-06-2012, 12:10 PM
PT still has one:



Where are all the speaker posts :D? What fun is a drive-in if you can't get drunk and pull away without remembering to take the speaker out of your window? I suppose these days they just broadcast it on FM?

Old Dryfoot
06-06-2012, 12:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNvbrRvQgmE

BETTY-B
06-06-2012, 02:21 PM
Where are all the speaker posts :D? What fun is a drive-in if you can't get drunk and pull away without remembering to take the speaker out of your window? I suppose these days they just broadcast it on FM?

Looks like there are six or eight left for you to drunkenly destroy there Ron! Ahaha!:D

http://www.ptwheelinmotormovie.com/media/PICT0006.jpg

adampet
06-06-2012, 05:13 PM
Wellfleet drive-in at least once a summer. http://www.wellfleetcinemas.com/drive-in-theatre Great as a family outing. They now simulcast the movie on low power FM so you can get it on your car stereo and have good four speaker sound.

http://www.wellfleetcinemas.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/aerial.jpg

Great times. There is a Chinese resturant on the way. Phone in an order, pick it up on the way, dinner and a movie!

Adam

John Smith
06-06-2012, 06:09 PM
I really enjoyed the drive in.
Especially the in between movie part where they told us to get into the drive in habit. "Come as you are." they said, like that's not how we came.

The nearest drive in was in Totowa. I have no memory of it ever flooding. The mall that stands on that ground now floods with some frequency.

tigerregis
06-06-2012, 06:14 PM
To make matters worse up here in the wilds of Canuckistan, the paving companies bought them all. Apparently, there was more assphelt there than at the Tar Sands.

David W Pratt
06-07-2012, 11:30 AM
Yesterday's Google a Day question was what would it have cost as family of 4 to use patent#1,909,537 on the day it was introduced to the public?
The first drive in charged (in 1933) $.25 per car and $.25 per person, but capped at $1.00.
So $1.00.

ron ll
06-07-2012, 11:36 AM
In the fifties, I think it may have cost all of about $0.75 per person to go to a drive-in. Yet there were still many stories, and some I knew of first hand, of people hiding in the trunk of the car when entering just to save the 75 cents. :)

Dan McCosh
06-07-2012, 11:56 AM
In the fifties, I think it may have cost all of about $0.75 per person to go to a drive-in. Yet there were still many stories, and some I knew of first hand, of people hiding in the trunk of the car when entering just to save the 75 cents. :) "When Gas was 30 cents a gallon, My Love was only 60 cents away."
--Tom T. Hall

skipper68
06-08-2012, 10:55 AM
Truth be told, My "date" at the time (my wife) had a cousin that owned a drive in theater by Keuka Lake in the Finger lakes and we used to get in for free. So it was also a question of economics. :) The Finger lakes Drive in is still running near Auburn. We made the mistake of attempting to have our marina buddy's all go for "Pirates of the Caribbean". It was traffic backed up for miles in both directions!We seen people parked all along the road, walking along the road carrying chairs. So I assume its still doing well.

Ted Hoppe
06-08-2012, 11:49 AM
I really like and miss the community movie setting so I like to do my own outdoor theater. I have a bright video projector, a large 15' screen, two sets of speakers and a largish woofer. I am planning on showing Dark Tide this week. Neighborhood and friends comes around with chairs in tow - maybe food, definitely popcorn, hot chocolate and other beverages.

Joe Dupere
06-08-2012, 11:54 AM
Ah, drive-ins. I saw parts of Star Wars at a drive in. :D

Paul Pless
06-08-2012, 12:01 PM
Ah, drive-ins. I saw parts of Star Wars at a drive in. :D:D

My wife and were talking about Star Wars last night. I mentioned how it was one of the first movies that I saw at a theater that made a lasting impression on me. I think was six when it came out. She mentioned she wasn't even born till a few years after it came out! Damn I'm old!:D

Joe Dupere
06-08-2012, 07:29 PM
:D

My wife and were talking about Star Wars last night. I mentioned how it was one of the first movies that I saw at a theater that made a lasting impression on me. I think was six when it came out. She mentioned she wasn't even born till a few years after it came out! Damn I'm old!:D

Cradle robber!! :D