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!
edit on 15-4-2015 by Iwinder because: (no reason given)
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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
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)
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
edit on 4/15/2015 by bigfatfurrytexan because: (no reason given)
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
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