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crackerjab 06-14-10 11:11 AM

Drive in theaters
 
I went to my first drive in theater last night with a lady friend in Atlanta. She packed a picnic and refreshments. When the movie was over we gave the "security guard" a couple beers because we hung out a little after the movie. It was a genuine good time. Anybody else been to a drive in lately? Positive experience?

Discuss.

no motor? 06-14-10 11:14 AM

Joe Bob Briggs is a close personal friend of mine, but unfortunately all my movie experiences have either been in a hard top or at home lately.

rumrunn6 06-14-10 11:25 AM

love drive-ins - been going since I was a kid! can't wait to go again this year.

crackerjab 06-14-10 11:26 AM

I have apparently been missing out all these years.

KrisPistofferson 06-14-10 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by no motor? (Post 10960461)
Joe Bob Briggs is a close personal friend of mine, but unfortunately all my movie experiences have either been in a hard top or at home lately.

Where has he been? I love that guy, and he's funny as hell.

SonataInFSharp 06-14-10 11:35 AM

Haven't been to a drive-in since I was in 11th grade. We went in a minivan with 8 people and one couple started doing it under a blanket. Ewww, even for me.

jsharr 06-14-10 11:37 AM

The Plano Drive In, God rest it's soul, was a huge part of social life coming of age in Plano, Texas. During the summer, they had a flat rate per car, not per person on Monday nights. Load the car with everyone you knew, sometimes people in the trunk even, and head in. Lots of beer and loud music and hanging out. Could not tell you one movie that I watched there.

crackerjab 06-14-10 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SonataInFSharp (Post 10960596)
Haven't been to a drive-in since I was in 11th grade. We went in a minivan with 8 people and one couple started doing it under a blanket. Ewww, even for me.

What it is "it"?

SonataInFSharp 06-14-10 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crackerjab (Post 10960659)
What it is "it"?

Looking for their ticket stubs, I think...

crackerjab 06-14-10 11:52 AM

Is that anything like the undercover shuffle?

nekohime 06-14-10 12:31 PM

There's one near where I live and I've been there a couple of times. Don't wanna go back any more; twice is enough. I guess it's just not my cup of tea.

KrisPistofferson 06-14-10 12:36 PM

There's one near me, but all they ever show is completely asinine crap like Shrek and Transformers and....basically anything with Robin Williams in it.

crackerjab 06-14-10 12:53 PM

I saw Iron Man 2... It was about the experience of being a little trashy.

MillCreek 06-14-10 01:59 PM

Drive-ins were never popular in the Seattle area, since it rains six months out of the year here. I cannot think of any that are still in business. They were long ago sold and the land developed.

trsidn 06-14-10 02:12 PM

Drive-ins still exist? I havent been to one in 30 years...

no motor? 06-14-10 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson (Post 10960589)
Where has he been? I love that guy, and he's funny as hell.


http://www.joebobbriggs.com/
http://www.answers.com/topic/joe-bob-briggs should answer that, I haven't seen much of him since the mid 80's when John bloom created the character for one of the Dallas papers. "Joe bob Briggs is a close personal friend of mine" was the tagline for their ads, and I'm proud to say I used to have one of those bumper stickers on the company pickup I used to drive then and have an autographed copy (to a close personal friend of mine...) of a poster from the 1985 Miss Texas autobody competition and drive in movie festival hanging in my condo. He was funny and smart, but a little too hip for Dallas back then.

Keith99 06-14-10 02:34 PM

I think it has been at least a decade since there was a drivein anywhere near me. Land became too expensive long ago and they were worth far too much as land.

mikeybikes 06-14-10 03:27 PM

So sad they closed the drive-in that we spent many of weekend nights during high school hanging out at. So many make out sessions... My lips go numb remembering it. Its been a couple years since it was open...

apclassic9 06-14-10 04:09 PM

oldest continually open drive in in WV - maybe the tri-state area?

http://www.hurherald.com/banners/drive_in_sign.GIF

there's not much in Calhoun County, WV, but the drive-in's still there (from Memorial Day thru Labor Day, Friday, Saturday & Sunday)....... kind of a local family tradition thing to go on Sundays - used to be $10 per car, no matter HOW many people were stuffed in!

Shifty 06-14-10 04:46 PM

In the 1960's and 70's there was a drive in theater in St Louis that exclusively showed soft porn, it was a hoot! It was a wild place, couples went there to screw, and walking to the snack bar was an adventure in the sounds of love. Those were the days:lol:

TrekDen 06-14-10 05:22 PM

There's still a few in operation around Pittsburgh, but it's been a few years since I have gone. We had one not to far from where I lived as a kid. A small area of woods, and a hillside seperated it from our community. My father, and other adults cleared out a flat spot on that hillside. On weekends families with lawn chairs, and coolers of beer for the adults would all gather in that clearing to watch the movies from above. I think you could even hear the sound (maybe not) with all those speakers that used to go on the car windows.

LesterOfPuppets 06-14-10 05:31 PM

Death Race 2000 was the last movie I saw in a Drive-In. So it's been a while. My local one is 38 miles away and they're playing Shrek Forever After and Robin Hood. So, meh.

no1mad 06-14-10 06:07 PM

The last time I went to a drive in, "White Men Can't Jump" was playing it's first run. But that was in Guthrie, and not at the famed Admiral Twin in Tulsa.

The wife keeps dropping hints that we should take the kids there, but I'm getting too old to be the main course of a bug (mosquito) buffet.

no1mad 06-14-10 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Shifty (Post 10962265)
In the 1960's and 70's there was a drive in theater in St Louis that exclusively showed soft porn, it was a hoot! It was a wild place, couples went there to screw, and walking to the snack bar was an adventure in the sounds of love. Those were the days:lol:

We had one just west of town that played the "grown-up stuff". It's now a auto junkyard.

Boogs 06-14-10 08:06 PM

I took my kids to one way out in the sticks a while ago...rented a car and drove for a good while to do it. I can't remember the name of it but we saw the first X-Men! it was fun to do once, but I wouldn't trouble myself again. thank goodness no was doing the "undercover shuffle" there... that would have been awkward!


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