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(Road & Track)   Car company realizes it might be nice to help save drive-in movie theaters. Invites people to vote for a theater to get a digital projector, or contribute to the cause   (roadandtrack.com) divider line 25
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2013-08-12 04:47:30 PM  
I didn't see either of the drive-ins near me listed on their site.  I haven't been to the drive-in in years.  Maybe this weekend I'll have to get a group together and go just in case they close down at the end of the summer.
 
2013-08-12 04:49:18 PM  
Honda doing what an American Company should've have been 40 years ago.
 
2013-08-12 04:58:58 PM  

Stig2112: I didn't see either of the drive-ins near me listed on their site.  I haven't been to the drive-in in years.  Maybe this weekend I'll have to get a group together and go just in case they close down at the end of the summer.


Do it while you still can. I remember when our last drive-in here was dying a slow death. I kept saying I'd go the next weekend and never got around to it.Now it's gone, and I wish I'd taken the time to go at least one more time before it closed.
 
2013-08-12 05:01:35 PM  

Stig2112: I didn't see either of the drive-ins near me listed on their site.  I haven't been to the drive-in in years.  Maybe this weekend I'll have to get a group together and go just in case they close down at the end of the summer.


I loved this one when I was in Minnesota. Grilling out drinking beers watching movies, as god intended.
 
2013-08-12 05:34:53 PM  
I don't know why more people don't get excited by the idea of sitting in a field on a hot, muggy night, surrounded by insects and people who won't shut up, watching a movie being projected onto a giant weathered wall, while listening to audio from a Sonic Drive-In speaker. Why are youngsters these days so darned particular about things like this?
 
2013-08-12 05:44:27 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: I don't know why more people don't get excited by the idea of sitting in a field on a hot, muggy night, surrounded by insects and people who won't shut up, watching a movie being projected onto a giant weathered wall, while listening to audio from a Sonic Drive-In speaker. Why are youngsters these days so darned particular about things like this?farking in the back seat

 
2013-08-12 06:04:54 PM  

Stig2112: I didn't see either of the drive-ins near me listed on their site.  I haven't been to the drive-in in years.  Maybe this weekend I'll have to get a group together and go just in case they close down at the end of the summer.


Keep it authentic. Be sure to stuff as many friends as you can in the trunk to keep down the admission costs,  and bring lots of beer.
 
2013-08-12 06:05:19 PM  
If you have a hatchback and some cushions, there's nothing better than a drive-in. All the benefits of being at home (drinking, smoking fatties, farking) plus having a giant screen in front of you with stellar personal surround sound.
 
2013-08-12 06:31:07 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: I don't know why more people don't get excited by the idea of sitting in a field on a hot, muggy night, surrounded by insects and people who won't shut up, watching a movie being projected onto a giant weathered wall, while listening to audio from a Sonic Drive-In speaker. Why are youngsters these days so darned particular about things like this?


1. Getting busy in the back seat
2. Getting busy in the front seat
3. Great prices: In Atl, 7 dollars for a first run evening double feature, 1 buck for kids 9 and under. Try and beat that
4. Cheaper concession stand
5. Can bring your own food
6. Grilling out smells awesome
7. Smoke whatever you want whenever you want
8. Drink whatever you want whenever you want
9. Evening breeze
10. No LIEMAX ripoff prices
11. No 3D
12. Can control your own sound level
13. Sound comes from your own speakers now via radio
14. Rarely (if ever) sold out

...and I've probably forgotten a few.

The only negatives for me is the relative distance and the fact that I have to wait until sundown for the show to start. Otherwise, the drive in is the best way to go to the movies, hands down. Stop at the supermarket, pick up a sackful of snacks, some beer and a sandwich, and I'm set.

I doubt there's a single indoor theater that will let you see two first run movies for seven dollars apiece. And if you've got kids that like to go to movies and you're on a budget, I think you'd be nuts not to take them to the drive in.

Drive in movies rock. Good on this company for including it in an advertising campaign. As someone pointed out above, American car companies should have been promoting drive in movies long ago.

I'd love to own a drive in someday. I'd be a great manager for a drive in movie theater.
 
2013-08-12 06:31:36 PM  
Much rather see a movie in a drive in theater than a regular one, good shiat Honda!
 
2013-08-12 06:36:09 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: Why are youngsters these days so darned particular about things like this?


The drive in where I live (San Jose) is pretty much all young people. Drive ins are cool because it's a better place to hang out, and you get bring some beer and some weed and enjoy the movie like you're at home. Plus it doesn't hurt that you can get away with banging your date if ya want. Drive ins kick ass, sorry you have so much dislike for them.
 
2013-08-12 07:18:06 PM  
Drive-Ins are also a fun way to go to a movie with young kids in tow without the fear of ruining the movie experience for others.  Kids dig them because its one of those few occasions these days where they can be in a car without being strapped to a carseat.

/Misses going to the one by Bremerton, WA
 
2013-08-12 08:18:09 PM  
Local triple-screen drive in is already all digital, and it's awesome.

thatguyoverthere70 is correct, and the drive in is the only movie theater I will ever go to for just those reasons.
 
2013-08-12 08:36:53 PM  
AliceBToklas FTW

thatguyoverthere70: spot on--bringing back a lot of memories..
 
2013-08-12 10:35:32 PM  
We go to the Saco Drive-in every year when we spend a week in Wells, Maine.  $15 a car load for a double feature of current movies.  Was just there a couple of weeks ago.  2 movies for 8 people for less than $4 a person.

I'm hoping that they get enough votes to be one of the winners.  If you don't have a local drive-in I encourage you to vote for Saco Drive-in (http://projectdrivein.com/#vote_7 ).  You can vote one per day and by text (Text Vote7 to 444999 ).
 
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2013-08-12 11:24:49 PM  
This one  http://www.skyview-drive-in.com/ is the closest to my house. It has two screens and when we last went to take the kids to see Despicable Me 2 and Monsters U it was so packed that they opened up an outside lot for half price where you could get a nice view of the movie.

So $10 for 4 people to see 2 movies outside on a great night while you can drink your own beer and eat your own snacks. We bring chairs and blankets and just hang outside. Nice big portable radio for sound since they broadcast over low power FM. It's fantastic!  My only complaint is why are they only open in the summer where it doesn't get dark until 9pm? Was a lovely time dealing with sleepy kids who wanted to see the end of the movie at 1am. Why aren't they open in the spring and fall where they could start earlier?

It doesn't appear to be on the list either, maybe they've already upgraded.
 
2013-08-13 12:01:07 AM  
We have the Admiral Twin in Tulsa...Screen burned down three years ago and was completely rebuilt.  AWESOME place to see a movie.
 
2013-08-13 12:29:21 AM  
Mendon Drive-In is the bomb!

http://www.mendondrivein.com/now-showing/
 
2013-08-13 03:13:19 AM  

Stig2112: I didn't see either of the drive-ins near me listed on their site.  I haven't been to the drive-in in years.  Maybe this weekend I'll have to get a group together and go just in case they close down at the end of the summer.


I checked both of the ones near me.  They were advertising how they were already digital.  So, yeah, it's not like we're going to be left with just the 5 theaters Honda is saving.
 
2013-08-13 03:19:10 AM  
I live right down the road from this place. Been there a couple of times not as awesome as it sounds.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/9533
 
2013-08-13 03:23:57 AM  

pintoboy: We have the Admiral Twin in Tulsa...Screen burned down three years ago and was completely rebuilt.  AWESOME place to see a movie.


I went to that place when I was a kid.
 
2013-08-13 06:51:05 AM  
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2013-08-13 07:33:18 AM  
Someone burned down the drive-in my city had. The last movie I saw there was "Eye for an eye' with Chuck Norris. Drive -ins are like "Happy Days" with pot, and naked boobies.
 
2013-08-13 10:37:54 AM  
I like the drive in because I can take my baby and talkative child and not bother others.
 
2013-08-13 11:09:43 AM  

JinxedLynx: I like the drive in because I can take my baby and talkative child and not bother others.


I also like the drive in because you can do that, and thank you for caring.
 
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