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Anyone have one close by?  There is one close here.  Hopefully they will have something I want to go to.  Missed "The Shining" this weekend.  Summers growing up in northern Ohio in the 60's-70's we had quite a few here.  In the summers we used to live there on the weekends.

Deputy Tom, you are in PA, ever been to Shankweiler's, supposedly the country's oldest?  I would like to make it there, just because..

Dave..

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About 20 miles from here.

During the first lock down...Mrs. Historian took Little Historian to a drive in movie! Pretty cool.  I had to work late that night.

Ironically, there was another one about 20 miles from where i am sitting that was a very large outdoor porn theater.  

There's Catholic church on that property now.  My friend Father Julian convinced the Bishop at that time...to buy the land.  

 

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1 hour ago, DrB said:

Anyone have one close by?  There is one close here.  Hopefully they will have something I want to go to.  Missed "The Shining" this weekend.  Summers growing up in northern Ohio in the 60's-70's we had quite a few here.  In the summers we used to live there on the weekends.

Deputy Tom, you are in PA, ever been to Shankweiler's, supposedly the country's oldest?  I would like to make it there, just because..

Dave..

My future wife learned quite a few defensive moves at the drive in movie!

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Our city council is in planning to build the biggest drive-in theater in the world nearby.

Not really sure I have an opinion on it.  Haven't been to one in 30+ years.  Might go give it a try for the novelty of it, if the project gets off the ground.

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There is a seven screen Drive In about 35 miles from us. It is supposed to be nice. Right now it is probably a sweat fest.

A lot of good times in the old home town at the Drive In. The movie Drive In was even filmed there. It's long gone now, but the bowling ally it was behind is still there.

Galaxy Drive In

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2 hours ago, tadbart said:

Our city council is in planning to build the biggest drive-in theater in the world nearby.

Not really sure I have an opinion on it.  Haven't been to one in 30+ years.  Might go give it a try for the novelty of it, if the project gets off the ground.

Taxpayer money?

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Remember "buck" night at the local Drive in Theater.  All the people in the car you could get for $1.

Took the future Mrs N there on our first date. 

That one was torn down years ago.

We still have one in Wabash In.  At least I think it still exists. 

 

There was an article in our local paper about Drive In's today.  Says they are making a comeback.

 

 

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2 hours ago, tadbart said:

Our city council is in planning to build the biggest drive-in theater in the world nearby.

Not really sure I have an opinion on it.  Haven't been to one in 30+ years.  Might go give it a try for the novelty of it, if the project gets off the ground.

Quickly the environmentalists will condemn it when audience runs their engines throughout the movie for either air conditioning or the heater.

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15 minutes ago, janice6 said:

Quickly the environmentalists will condemn it when audience runs their engines throughout the movie for either air conditioning or the heater.

Oh, for sure! And there's maybe only a couple weeks a year where it'd be worth going without air or heat, or at least windows up from bugs.

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We have one here but it sucks now. Used to be awesome. Multiple screens and a great layout. You used to be able to show up early, park in the back rows and BBQ and have a tailgate party before it got dark. 
 

They used to hold a swap meet during the day on the weekends. That was ok but regular sellers wanted permanent booths instead of selling  out of their cars. So the theater built permanent booths with garage doors all around the perimeter. Then ran it every day and made more concessions to the sellers. 
 

Now it is a sleazy outdoor market that shows drive in movies at night. 

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55 minutes ago, tadbart said:

Oh, for sure! And there's maybe only a couple weeks a year where it'd be worth going without air or heat, or at least windows up from bugs.

Don't get me wrong though.  I remember just how great it was for families with children, to be able to have the young kids in "jammies" and ready for bed after the movie.

It was a simpler time.

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14 minutes ago, johnbt said:

www.goochlanddriveintheater.com

30 miles west of Richmond or 30 miles east of Charlottesville. It opened in 2009 and has 2 screens, one for the cars and one for folks who want to sit in the grass on chairs or blankets (along with room for 30 cars.)

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Good family entertainment is going the way of the Dinosaur.  We should go back to promoting families, it's what made us great!  Not painting streets with empty slogans, not trying to eliminate law and order.

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There is a multi screen drive-in a couple hours away in Sacramento.

My wife and I like to go down a couple times a year.

Some years back took some nices and newphews there - filled the back of the pickup with sleeping bags, quilts, and pillows.  My wife and I sat in lawn chairs and the kids hung out in the back of the truck.   It was quite a memorable and fun evening.   I have no recolection whatsoever what films we saw.  LOL

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1 hour ago, Cali-Glock said:

There is a multi screen drive-in a couple hours away in Sacramento.

My wife and I like to go down a couple times a year.

Some years back took some nices and newphews there - filled the back of the pickup with sleeping bags, quilts, and pillows.  My wife and I sat in lawn chairs and the kids hung out in the back of the truck.   It was quite a memorable and fun evening.   I have no recolection whatsoever what films we saw.  LOL

Such were the joys of the "Drive in Movie"!

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“Thunder Road” with Robert Mitchum held (and probably still holds) a special place in the hearts of rural people. As the movie drew to a close at the drive-in the sounds of automobiles and pickups being started and engines raced picked up. Then the jockeying for position in the exit lines combined with the sound of gravel being moved by sudden excellerations. Oh those were heady days!

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On 7/22/2020 at 6:49 AM, Green Dragoon said:

We have two in Northern Connecticut.  I haven't been though.  It would be fun.  

Fun it is.  One of the first dates I had with my ex, we went to the drive in.  She had two young kids we took in there pj's.  They had fun and popcorn everywhere, was not about us but them. Great night.  I do admit I had a few beers in a cooler in the back for my rheumatism that I had to partake. Don't remember the movies but will always remember the time though.

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1 hour ago, DrB said:

Fun it is.  One of the first dates I had with my ex, we went to the drive in.  She had two young kids we took in there pj's.  They had fun and popcorn everywhere, was not about us but them. Great night.  I do admit I had a few beers in a cooler in the back for my rheumatism that I had to partake. Don't remember the movies but will always remember the time though.

For most people, time with family is the best of times.  I'm visiting one of my daughters tomorrow, I told her I love her, but I'm planning on visiting with my Grand Daughter.  She's the one working on her PhD in Veterinary Medicine.   We have much in common.

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