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Drive-ins

Postby Mindblower » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:00 pm

Does anyone miss going (driving) to the drive-ins? Apart from the IMAX screens, I've not experienced anything like sitting in a comfortable seat (your own vehicle), your stereo on, and looking at that gigantic screen in the sky. The best movie I saw was one of the Star Wars (4,5 or 6), as the night sky added more reality. The movies were the old fashioned reel to reel (no digital), but they were great.

Today we have wide screen (smaller screens) movie houses. The audio is so loud, a rock concert pails in comparison.

Then we add 3D, charge a small fortune for fancy glasses, to see a few minuets of special effects. What is the movie industry doing? Are 3D TV's really a selling point?

Just my ramblings, as 2013 is just around the corner, Mindblower!
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Re: Drive-ins

Postby Spudz » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:47 am

Never been to one as it never really took off in the UK. I don't recall ever hearing of any drive-ins at all here.
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Re: Drive-ins

Postby hewee » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:50 pm

Grew up where we had to go for long drive just to get food from one small shopping center that also had a Drive-In and we went there a lot. Empty jars with lids keep mom and day from taking us boys to the rest room. But that was all we had and we loved it.
7th grade we moved and we got to go to an indoor movie we liked and could walk to it. Cost 25 cents to watch all day on Sunday. You had two movies and cartoons and .75 cent to a 1.00 was all you needed to watch moves and eat lots of junk and get soda.
Then later we moved out West and the teen age years here 4 places where you could go and pay by the car load so we pack up the car or try to get a van full and take sleeping bags and watch movies all night. That was also the time of all the Elvis Presley and Beach movies. Later we got bad and took beer with us. But $2.00 to $5.00 a car to watch all night was a great deal. The one we liked best was only open in the summer months when the owners come out west. We even in the 9th grade walk up to the back fence and watch. Tell people walking around to turn the speakers on. Years later that same place has Apartments next to it. We moved in and watch from the bedroom window and changed that to sleeping bag and went outside under the window. All those places closed down in the late 70's and then we has a newer drive-in that was with a lot smaller screen and they had 4 movies so had 4 screen. I hated that place. Parking was a lot worse and harder because of smaller parting space.

Have not been in years and now I guess you can turn your radio on. But look at the cost that is so much more then the MOM and POP drive-ins.

The good old days.


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