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Drive in Theaters I miss them.

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posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 05:23 PM
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Last night as the wife and myself laid in bed chit chatting waiting for sleep we somehow got onto drive in movie intermission commercials, and was that ever a trip down memory lane!. I vividly recall the dancing hot dogs/ and golden brown tasty french fries and the singing onion rings.
The soda/pop...was god awful and watered down to the point it was coloured but had no taste.

I'm pretty sure all drive in theaters were the same, a small shack that had terrible restrooms and a big blower on the roof to send out the fumes of cooking food about 15 minutes before the intermission. The food was always terrible and the soda/pop tasted like plastic. I never learned my lesson and always got the dancing hot dog and every time it was soggy but I ate it:-)

The only half edible thing they offered was the popcorn and packaged candy and as far as I can think back never once did I dare eat the hamburgers there as I always watched Mr ED ofcourse :-)
Anyways I always found those intermission things funny even back in the day when they were supposed to sell food and drink.
I want my 74 Chevy Nova back and a trip down memory lane too!





Bring your memories alive and post away!

Regards, Iwinder





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posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 05:35 PM
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a reply to: Iwinder

WOW! That really brings back memories! I LOVED the drive in! We'd go early enough to get the best spot and I remember packing 4-5 guys in the trunk to sneak them in! LOL! In my later years, of course, we parked in the back row for... privacy. ;D

Great memories!



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 05:38 PM
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originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
We'd go early enough to get the best spot and I remember packing 4-5 guys in the trunk to sneak them in!


What were you? Some sort of drive in movie coyote?



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 05:38 PM
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a reply to: Iwinder

I guess I'm lucky to still have one within 20minutes of home!
Havent gone in about two years, but it always makes for a great date night



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: Iwinder

A trip down memory lane.

I remember when they use to charge/car. Being students we fitted 11 guys/girls in one "Datsun Bluebird" and then use blankets on the tarmac to watch the movie



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 05:42 PM
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a reply to: Iwinder

Yup, I miss them too.

Great memories of sneaking friends in the trunk of the car, stashing goodies under the car seat, and then everyone piling into the car once we found a good spot in front of the screen.

As a kid, we would do the family outing drive-in theatre thing a couple times a month. Mom always loaded up the cooler full of sandwiches, snacks, and a Coleman jug full of iced tea. My brother and I playing a board game in the back seat, arguing over which one of us is cheating... "You sunk my battleship. Mom he's cheating !".

... I don't recall ever actually watching the movies we went to.




posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 06:05 PM
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I remember them, Yes, they had a life of their own. On a cool night you'd see some drunks fight, some couple breaking up and of course, people pilling out of the trunk.....

Whats not to miss....


LOL
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posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: Iwinder

I loved the drive in. Some of my best memories are of going there.
I had a pleasant surprise when I went to an airsoft game in Virginia. We were going to a campground so we could set our tents up and unload and happened to look out the window and saw a drive in theater. That made me so happy just to see it. I'm glad that there are still a few in operation.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 06:08 PM
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originally posted by: Banquo
a reply to: Iwinder

I guess I'm lucky to still have one within 20minutes of home!
Havent gone in about two years, but it always makes for a great date night


The only one we have now is about 55 miles away and I am indeed tempted to try their dancing hot dogs. :-) If in fact it is still open?
Regards, Iwinder



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 06:21 PM
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I saw 'Night of the Iguana" at a drive-in....

I've never quite been the same since.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 06:22 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
I saw 'Night of the Iguana" at a drive-in....



Ha Ha

LOL

Ok, You have me beat.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 06:30 PM
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When I was young I never saw a movie at the drive-in theater that I actually remembered. But that was good because you could see it two or three different times.

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posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 06:55 PM
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After age 16, I went to one every nearly every friday night and I never watched the movie. I explored the absolute beauty of my sister human beings beneath a giant movie screen. When we rolled over into the back seat I began to tremble, what would happen next?



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 07:06 PM
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I fondly remember Drive-Ins. The last one I went to was with m'Bride before she was m'Bride -- more than 30 years ago. Don't remember the movie. I remember what she wore.

Remember the terribly crackly speaker? Music that sounded like an ant band? Those were the best, because they set people on a course to lampoon the movie, whatever it was.

Wonderfully greasy bacon cheeseburgers. Popcorn dripping with "butter flavoring" and those perfectly shriveled hot dogs, languishing in their over-steamed buns, flaccid and waiting for condiment embellishment.

Remember when people would convince the snack box that somebody MUST be paged or life itself would end? The crackly music would be interrupted by a crackly announcement....... "Fred Mortensen, call home immediately. Daisy is foaling."

I have lamented the extinction of the Drive-In for many years. Just ain't right.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 08:52 PM
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a reply to: Iwinder

The worst was when you're in the middle of the move and all of a sudden you get a down pour. No movie refunds as a line of cars start exiting the drive-in. The only cars that remained parked were the love birds. It didn't matter to them because they probably weren't watching the movie anyways.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 09:01 PM
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I love the drive in! The sound was horrible on that little speaker you had to attach to your window, but the feeling being outdoors with family was great!
My mum use to squish me under her legs to not pay for me, the trauma is only now receding
And we all went in our Jammies. I remember seeing Cinderella there, sleeping beauty and Fantasia (the mop scene scared the hell out of me)



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 09:45 PM
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whatt'dya mean "was"???

A regular activity in the area is to head to Lamesa and do their drive in. Its a great evening for the family. And the sound is as good as your car stereo is....so going with someone who has a little extra oomph in the subwoofer makes it even better.

There's one over in Midland, too....but I haven't been there.

And several communities have local movie groups that screen movies outside in public venues. When i was active in Rotary we would do concessions at these events to fund RYLA programs.

ETA: my most memorable drive in moment: laying on the hood of my parents Lincoln, pillow on the windshield, watching Star Wars in Oklahoma City. I was hooked.
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posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 10:44 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Was it at the Winchester? It's still open! There is one in Chickasha too.
The first one I went to was in Pauls Valley. I remember seeing Superman and the Man With Two Brains as a little kid. The place is now a Super Wal-Mart. Typical.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 11:38 PM
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a reply to: ItCameFromOuterSpace

couldn't begin to tell you....

....we lived in Midwest City. The house, on Spitz St, was mowed down by a tornado a few years ago. It was new construction back then. and I was around 5 at the time.
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posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 03:40 AM
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I'm jealous.............never had them over here.

Guess it is difficult watching a film in driving rain and perpetual gales.....




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