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2018-11-08 08:48:04 AM  
With some of the dreck Hollywood has been turning out the last few years the Drive-In might be just the place to dump some of this shiat-cinema.
 
2018-11-08 10:41:02 AM  
STOP!  You're going to hit the building!

Nah.  It'll move.
 
2018-11-08 10:54:57 AM  
LOL, Imagine someone watching Infinity Wars with the cars flying all around and then the car crashes.  Would be even worse if it was a 3D showing
 
2018-11-08 11:02:29 AM  
I wish I could remember the last drive in movie I saw. But I can't. It must've been around the very early 80's that I went to a drive in theater. Back then they removed the "speakers" on the poles and you could use your car radio if it was tuned to a specific station. That was cool.
 
2018-11-08 11:03:17 AM  
There's a drive-in about an hour from me, and it's been on my list for about three summers now. 2019, for sure.

Let's all go to the lobby....
 
2018-11-08 11:05:02 AM  
With who? Millennials don't have cars or licenses?

*clicks on article link*

Very cute subby.
 
2018-11-08 11:05:21 AM  
I miss drive in theaters.  There is still one about a half hour away from me, but I imagine it gets PACKED when running.
 
2018-11-08 11:08:02 AM  
Good one subby.
 
2018-11-08 11:08:50 AM  
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2018-11-08 11:10:00 AM  
 
2018-11-08 11:10:42 AM  

ChrisDe: There's a drive-in about an hour from me, and it's been on my list for about three summers now. 2019, for sure.

Let's all go to the lobby....


There's one run by the Lions Club about an hour from me during the summer. Cheaper than regular movies and the snacks are a LOT cheaper- and better.
 
2018-11-08 11:13:09 AM  
I miss our drive in up here, it was a summer-only thing, but what fun to enjoy a movie under the stars on a nice cool evening. Last matinee was about 1978, young frankenstein was the flick...
 
2018-11-08 11:13:11 AM  
Ha! Ours is the Starlight, too. http://starlitedriveinohio.com/
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2018-11-08 11:14:03 AM  
There used to be drive-in porno theaters.
 
2018-11-08 11:14:37 AM  

Boo_Guy: With who? Millennials don't have cars or licenses?

*clicks on article link*

Very cute subby.


They'll use uber.
 
2018-11-08 11:14:41 AM  

This text is now purple: There used to be drive-in porno theaters.


But only offered 15 minutes parking.
 
2018-11-08 11:15:01 AM  

steklo: I wish I could remember the last drive in movie I saw. But I can't. It must've been around the very early 80's that I went to a drive in theater. Back then they removed the "speakers" on the poles and you could use your car radio if it was tuned to a specific station. That was cool.


Lost in Space.
 
2018-11-08 11:16:27 AM  
I miss the drive in
 
2018-11-08 11:19:01 AM  
Saw Bohemian Rhapsody at the Goochland Drive in last Saturday night.

Actually the first time i had ever been to a drive in theater.
 
2018-11-08 11:20:42 AM  
Not it for being "Trunk Boy".
 
2018-11-08 11:21:57 AM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: I miss drive in theaters.  There is still one about a half hour away from me, but I imagine it gets PACKED when running.


We are getting one of these in the summer of next year. I can't wait.
 
2018-11-08 11:22:32 AM  
You got me subby. I was really hoping it was true. I loved going to the drive in but the posters upthread have it right, young people don't drive or care about cars these days. And rightly so.
 
2018-11-08 11:23:07 AM  

steklo: I wish I could remember the last drive in movie I saw. But I can't. It must've been around the very early 80's that I went to a drive in theater. Back then they removed the "speakers" on the poles and you could use your car radio if it was tuned to a specific station. That was cool.


There were two drive in theaters here, now only one.  The having to use the car radio is a drawback in my book.  Having to keep the car radio going through two movies is a good way to make sure the car won't start for the drive home.  My bro and sis both take their families to that theater, and they say car batteries dying is a common problem.  Add on that how many car models now have some headlights or some other outside lights that turn on when the key is turned enough to run the radio.  Not only does it drain the battery faster, but now you're ruining the viewing of the movie too.

The only way I see drive in theaters working again is to only involve electric cars.  Why, because the movie will be to entertain the drivers while their cars are recharging.  The charging station will include the speaker. They're going to sit there that long anyway.  Which I'm sure this will bring Richard Hammond all sorts of joy.
 
2018-11-08 11:25:31 AM  
The last movie I saw at a drive-in was the Sandra Bullock one about the web. I went with the Jameson swilling crazy drunk girlfriend. You remember her, the one between the old friend who was trying to be Anais Nin and the pregnancy waiting to happen.
 
2018-11-08 11:27:29 AM  
No they aren't.
 
2018-11-08 11:28:17 AM  
Someone once recommended The Apache to me once while I was on a work trip in Tyler, TX.

It...it only shows porn. I can't admit to seeing anything other than the creepiness of the entrance while nearing sunset. It appeared to be the kind of place borne specifically from a horror movie.
 
2018-11-08 11:28:24 AM  

sboyle1020: This text is now purple: There used to be drive-in porno theaters.

But only offered 15 minutes parking.


That's like 10 free minutes!
 
2018-11-08 11:29:38 AM  

lack of warmth: The having to use the car radio is a drawback in my book.


I got around that by using a boombox with normal D batteries. I don't like using the car batteries for such things and i think its a waste of gas and money leaving the car on for such novelties.

But i like your electric car idea.
 
2018-11-08 11:31:14 AM  
'Bachelor Party' 3D punch to the face
Youtube 1zKL3_-nXtY

/Someone better than me at Google search will probably find (or make) a picture of the scene in Bachelor Party when the bus drives into the theater during the movie.
 
2018-11-08 11:32:52 AM  
That's more like a drive-into theater, amiright?

Hello?

\ok fine, I'm outta here
 
2018-11-08 11:35:49 AM  
OP should've used this header.

Drive-in theaters are making a comeback, this is a repeat from 2000,2005,2010 and 2015.


For petes sake, Drive In theaters are DEAD, and occasionally does a limited run revival happen until people realize that sitting in their cars, listening into a substandard sound system, watching a screen that is not in a 100% dark room (Causing less than desirable views), usually run by a guy who has no intention of maintaining / upgrading his system.  It's a doomed plan.

You might as well make a giant theater that has car seats like in a Ruby's Diner, and that will give a better 'Drive In' experience than actually pulling up in a car with your 15 relatives hiding in the truck bed.
 
2018-11-08 11:39:54 AM  
Scary? More like awesome!


I love the drive-in. There was one in my hometown that we went to in high school during the summers frequently. My wife also grew up with them. We've sought them out wherever we go, they are an awesome date night and usually a lot cheaper than going to the theater. Unfortunately, I don't know of any in Northern New Mexico. There was a pretty decent one in San Diego when we used to live there, though.
 
2018-11-08 11:42:17 AM  

steklo: But i like your electric car idea.


We're already seeing it at gas pumps.  Speedway gas stations play commercials for the drivers while they pump, and with each pump having their own speaker, get a bit of echo affect going.  Since recharging electric takes far longer, may as well watch a movie.
 
2018-11-08 11:45:02 AM  
There's a drive in near Minneapolis. We went for my birthday 2 years ago. A triple feature for less than 2 tickets to 1 mantinee. It was awesome. I'd never been to a drive in before that
 
2018-11-08 11:47:10 AM  

This text is now purple: sboyle1020: This text is now purple: There used to be drive-in porno theaters.

But only offered 15 minutes parking.

That's like 10 free minutes!


Haha, so true :)
 
2018-11-08 12:00:41 PM  
one of the drive-ins where i grew up was a porno drive-in : "The Aust" in South Glens Falls, NY.
 
2018-11-08 12:01:25 PM  

sboyle1020: This text is now purple: There used to be drive-in porno theaters.

But only offered 15 minutes parking.


What do you do for the other 13 minutes?
 
2018-11-08 12:03:15 PM  
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2018-11-08 12:03:25 PM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: Dr Jack Badofsky: I miss drive in theaters.  There is still one about a half hour away from me, but I imagine it gets PACKED when running.

We are getting one of these in the summer of next year. I can't wait.


What the shiat?!!  That is an awesome idea!  I'm not gonna hold my breath for something like that near me.  We have plenty of cheap property, but not many people here would be willing to fork out cash for something like that.  They want to drag their little brats along and let them watch whatever movie is playing, I think.  Hope leople are easy on the booze though.
 
2018-11-08 12:07:57 PM  

Laptopia: Scary? More like awesome!


I love the drive-in. There was one in my hometown that we went to in high school during the summers frequently. My wife also grew up with them. We've sought them out wherever we go, they are an awesome date night and usually a lot cheaper than going to the theater. Unfortunately, I don't know of any in Northern New Mexico. There was a pretty decent one in San Diego when we used to live there, though.


Really? You'd think they'd have them in places where there is a lot of cheap real estate.
 
2018-11-08 12:10:24 PM  
Rain at the drive/in
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2018-11-08 12:11:53 PM  
Drive-Ins are great, if only for the dry, rough hand-jobs.
 
2018-11-08 12:19:51 PM  
There's one here that's part of a chain that's doing very well, and has been for the past 5 years.
http://coyotedrive-in.com/
They close in the winter tho.
 
2018-11-08 12:23:44 PM  

blondambition: Laptopia: Scary? More like awesome!


I love the drive-in. There was one in my hometown that we went to in high school during the summers frequently. My wife also grew up with them. We've sought them out wherever we go, they are an awesome date night and usually a lot cheaper than going to the theater. Unfortunately, I don't know of any in Northern New Mexico. There was a pretty decent one in San Diego when we used to live there, though.

Really? You'd think they'd have them in places where there is a lot of cheap real estate.


There used to be one in Las Vegas (the real LV, not that glitzy tourist trap in Nevada), and I think it might still be there. It only operates in the summer. But that's about a 2-hour drive from me.
 
2018-11-08 12:30:15 PM  
Cinemas, the new farmer's markets

JC
 
2018-11-08 12:33:18 PM  

Coloman: OP should've used this header.

Drive-in theaters are making a comeback, this is a repeat from 2000,2005,2010 and 2015.


For petes sake, Drive In theaters are DEAD, and occasionally does a limited run revival happen until people realize that sitting in their cars, listening into a substandard sound system, watching a screen that is not in a 100% dark room (Causing less than desirable views), usually run by a guy who has no intention of maintaining / upgrading his system.  It's a doomed plan.

You might as well make a giant theater that has car seats like in a Ruby's Diner, and that will give a better 'Drive In' experience than actually pulling up in a car with your 15 relatives hiding in the truck bed.


I mean, I don't disagree with all your points. But the types of movies you see at the Drive-In aren't really movies you go to see for the "movie theater experience". They are usually big-budget action flicks with plot holes. Summer films. I don't care about the substandard audio system and the lack of complete immersion for such an film. Plus, you can bring a six-pack, and sit out in lawn chairs on a nice evening. To each their own, but I think they are fun.
 
2018-11-08 12:37:24 PM  
"What will they say Monday at school?"

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2018-11-08 12:38:36 PM  

Coloman: OP should've used this header.

Drive-in theaters are making a comeback, this is a repeat from 2000,2005,2010 and 2015.


For petes sake, Drive In theaters are DEAD, and occasionally does a limited run revival happen until people realize that sitting in their cars, listening into a substandard sound system, watching a screen that is not in a 100% dark room (Causing less than desirable views), usually run by a guy who has no intention of maintaining / upgrading his system.  It's a doomed plan.

You might as well make a giant theater that has car seats like in a Ruby's Diner, and that will give a better 'Drive In' experience than actually pulling up in a car with your 15 relatives hiding in the truck bed.


Show us on the doll where the drive-in projector manager touched you...
 
2018-11-08 12:48:43 PM  

lack of warmth: steklo: I wish I could remember the last drive in movie I saw. But I can't. It must've been around the very early 80's that I went to a drive in theater. Back then they removed the "speakers" on the poles and you could use your car radio if it was tuned to a specific station. That was cool.

There were two drive in theaters here, now only one.  The having to use the car radio is a drawback in my book.  Having to keep the car radio going through two movies is a good way to make sure the car won't start for the drive home.  My bro and sis both take their families to that theater, and they say car batteries dying is a common problem.  Add on that how many car models now have some headlights or some other outside lights that turn on when the key is turned enough to run the radio.  Not only does it drain the battery faster, but now you're ruining the viewing of the movie too.

The only way I see drive in theaters working again is to only involve electric cars.  Why, because the movie will be to entertain the drivers while their cars are recharging.  The charging station will include the speaker. They're going to sit there that long anyway.  Which I'm sure this will bring Richard Hammond all sorts of joy.


I am not sure what kind of car you are talking about, but I use to go to the Drive-In where I grew up all the time in the 80's and early 90's.  We used the car radio back then because it sounded much better than the metal speaker and I don't know anyone who had the battery run down on their car and that included all nighters with 4 movies.  All of the cars should have an accessory mode on the ignition that will turn on the radio without engaging the headlights.
 
2018-11-08 12:59:35 PM  
I miss drive in movies.
I really miss drive in movies when it would start to rain, the movie was paused, and the windows fogged up.

/ If they catch you in the back seat
// Trying to pick her locks
/// There going to send you back to mother
//// In a cardboard box
 
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