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(MassLive)   Boy, how lucky am I now that I didn't sell my Drive-In theater to make way for a Home Depot   (masslive.com) divider line
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6 days ago  
In quick succession, my hometown drive in and bowling alley were torn down to make way for a Home Depot and a Walmart. I can't remember which was which.
 
6 days ago  
There are a handful of drive-in theaters left in Washington State, and I would love to try and go to one, but they are a pain in the ass to get to.

I wish movie theaters would convert their parking lots to have a drive in.
 
6 days ago  
Give the virus another 6-12 months. They'll be bulldozing the bankrupt Home Depots to build new drive-ins.

This virus ain't going anywhere fast. Even if they develop a vaccine, half of Whacko Crazypants America will refuse it, because they don't want Bill Gates to see them naked in the shower.

Herd immunity doesn't work if half the herd can't even count to potato.
 
6 days ago  
I actually did the newspaper cat "I should open a drive-in movie theater" today
 
6 days ago  
I posted a fark discussion some time ago, pondering this situation, mentioning both drive-in theaters and car-hop restaurants. I wonder if we'll see any of the fast-food giants begin experimenting with the concept.
 
6 days ago  
I'll be there in my tractor trailer

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6 days ago  

bloobeary: I posted a fark discussion some time ago, pondering this situation, mentioning both drive-in theaters and car-hop restaurants. I wonder if we'll see any of the fast-food giants begin experimenting with the concept.


Sonic already does
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6 days ago  
I don't remember who, but a Farker predicted Drive-ins would make a comeback when this all started.

Drive-In Theaters Are Making A Comeback During The Coronavirus Pandemic | TODAY
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6 days ago  
I wonder if Bengies drive-in near Baltimore is going to open this summer. I'm supposed to be back in town mid-July for a wedding. It would be nice to go to a movie there.
 
6 days ago  

bloobeary: I posted a fark discussion some time ago, pondering this situation, mentioning both drive-in theaters and car-hop restaurants. I wonder if we'll see any of the fast-food giants begin experimenting with the concept.


SuperDawg in Chicago has been packed the last couple times we've been there. We took it off our list of places to support, since they're probably doing much better than normal for the last two months.
 
6 days ago  

Farking Clown Shoes: Give the virus another 6-12 months. They'll be bulldozing the bankrupt Home Depots to build new drive-ins.


More likely be bulldozing down traditional theaters to build new drive-ins.

Home Depot's have remained open through all this.
 
6 days ago  
Kenosha Wisconsin used to have a drive in.  It was torn down 6 years ago to build a Walmart.  Then the plans for the walmart fell through, and now its just an empty lot.  Really sad.
 
6 days ago  

Trainspotr: bloobeary: I posted a fark discussion some time ago, pondering this situation, mentioning both drive-in theaters and car-hop restaurants. I wonder if we'll see any of the fast-food giants begin experimenting with the concept.

SuperDawg in Chicago has been packed the last couple times we've been there. We took it off our list of places to support, since they're probably doing much better than normal for the last two months.


Ditto Superdawg in Wheeling.  I still go there though.  Especially on car show nights.
 
6 days ago  

Nobody in Peculiar: I wonder if Bengies drive-in near Baltimore is going to open this summer. I'm supposed to be back in town mid-July for a wedding. It would be nice to go to a movie there.


I saw a double feature at the Catonsville drive in (City Slickers and T2) right before it got turned into a Home Depot. Still my only drive-in experience but I intend to go to Bengies as soon as I can.
 
6 days ago  

Noctusxx: There are a handful of drive-in theaters left in Washington State, and I would love to try and go to one, but they are a pain in the ass to get to.

I wish movie theaters would convert their parking lots to have a drive in.


Sadly the Bremerton drive in is closed :(

IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE GOVERNOR'S MARCH 23 ORDER, COVERING THE OPERATION OF NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES, WE ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSING THE DRIVE-IN.
 
6 days ago  
Rocky horror is a top 3 dumest movies ever made
 
6 days ago  
We hit the drive-thru at Culver's yesterday, and my wife and I had a conversation lamenting the demise of A&W Drive ups. I guess Sonic could fill the void, but the ones in my area closed years ago.

Culvers and other chains could probably do pretty good business by revamping their parking lots to accommodate the style.
 
6 days ago  

Nobody in Peculiar: I wonder if Bengies drive-in near Baltimore is going to open this summer. I'm supposed to be back in town mid-July for a wedding. It would be nice to go to a movie there.


I keep checking their page and it is still closed, I wanted to go this summer.
 
6 days ago  
I remember growing up in the 80s going to drive in theaters and my parents were totally cool with me running off to collect discarded beer bottle caps for some stupid reason. I think they were farking....
 
6 days ago  

der Sittenstrolch: Nobody in Peculiar: I wonder if Bengies drive-in near Baltimore is going to open this summer. I'm supposed to be back in town mid-July for a wedding. It would be nice to go to a movie there.

I saw a double feature at the Catonsville drive in (City Slickers and T2) right before it got turned into a Home Depot. Still my only drive-in experience but I intend to go to Bengies as soon as I can.


Bengies is closed till the governor lifts the restriction, I wouldn't be surprised if it's included in the when the next phase is lifted
 
6 days ago  
The afternoon matinees are 1/2 price!
 
6 days ago  

qorkfiend: I actually did the newspaper cat "I should open a drive-in movie theater" today


I've been doing the same. I was working on a snack heavy soda parlor restaurant concept that was going to include a jukebox and arcade machines. Now that sounds like disease central, but I still want the entertainment aspect of the business.
 
6 days ago  

der Sittenstrolch: Nobody in Peculiar: I wonder if Bengies drive-in near Baltimore is going to open this summer. I'm supposed to be back in town mid-July for a wedding. It would be nice to go to a movie there.

I saw a double feature at the Catonsville drive in (City Slickers and T2) right before it got turned into a Home Depot. Still my only drive-in experience but I intend to go to Bengies as soon as I can.


Oh, yeah. The one on US 40, just west of the city. I'd forgotten there was a drive-in there. There was one in Churchville (Harford County) but I think it also closed down.

I can't count the number of movies I've seen at Bengies. Growing up, it was a pretty big deal in my family to pack all the kids (me, siblings, cousins, neighbors, strays, etc.) into my dad's '62 Chevy wagon, and pay something like 5 dollars for the carload to watch a double, sometimes triple, feature.
 
6 days ago  
RIP the Neponset Drive-in in Boston which closed decades ago. I loved going to that drive in. They had the wired sound speakers for the longest time. I remember one time between movies, I was running to the snack bar when I ran into a wire for someone's speaker. Two people who were making out in the car the speaker was attached to looked up at me like the idiot I was.
 
6 days ago  
I have four operating drive-ins within an hour's drive from me (Central and Northern New York). Don't go as often as I'd like, but this summer it looks like that'll be the only place to watch a film on a big screen.
 
6 days ago  

Bowen: In quick succession, my hometown drive in and bowling alley were torn down to make way for a Home Depot and a Walmart. I can't remember which was which.


Not mine. This town is so broke even Kmart and Sears left. WM took over a defunct Gottchalks and the closest HD or Lowes is 90 miles away.
 
6 days ago  

Nobody in Peculiar: der Sittenstrolch: Nobody in Peculiar: I wonder if Bengies drive-in near Baltimore is going to open this summer. I'm supposed to be back in town mid-July for a wedding. It would be nice to go to a movie there.

I saw a double feature at the Catonsville drive in (City Slickers and T2) right before it got turned into a Home Depot. Still my only drive-in experience but I intend to go to Bengies as soon as I can.

Oh, yeah. The one on US 40, just west of the city. I'd forgotten there was a drive-in there. There was one in Churchville (Harford County) but I think it also closed down.

I can't count the number of movies I've seen at Bengies. Growing up, it was a pretty big deal in my family to pack all the kids (me, siblings, cousins, neighbors, strays, etc.) into my dad's '62 Chevy wagon, and pay something like 5 dollars for the carload to watch a double, sometimes triple, feature.


Front page of the sun today was an article about Benji's owner complaining he cant open
 
6 days ago  
In my hometown the public pool, one of the bowing allies and the drive in were all demolished. Mostly for housing developments that either failed to happen or went bankrupt before completion.

Morons.
 
6 days ago  
I think I need to get ahold of a decent HDMI projector and set up drive-in movies in the company parking garage as a social distancing approved teambuilding event with coworkers I haven't seen in person for a couple months now. Office Space would be good for that, no?
 
6 days ago  
The Irresponsible Captain - In my hometown the public pool, one of the bowing allies and the drive in were all demolished. Mostly for housing developments that either failed to happen or went bankrupt before completion.

Morons.


Same. They leveled the drive in, the old corner gas station, and a bar for 'progress'. I hope they are rolling around in the fetal position about now.

/do miss the drive-in. There was a small copse of trees at the back and you could climb in one and watch the movie. Couldn't hear it, but...
//saw Star Wars ; A New Hope at that drive in...
///grabbed the speakers from the empty posts beside our car and we had the first quad stereo in the car experience! (yeah yeah, it wasn't either one but it was loud and made the mirror vibrate)
 
6 days ago  

WithinReason: I remember growing up in the 80s going to drive in theaters and my parents were totally cool with me running off to collect discarded beer bottle caps for some stupid reason. I think they were farking....


Our drive-in had a very well-stocked arcade, with the occasional machine set to free-play.

/BODY BLOW!
//BODY BLOW!
///UPPERCUT!
 
6 days ago  
fragMasterFlash - I think I need to get ahold of a decent HDMI projector and set up drive-in movies in the company parking garage as a social distancing approved teambuilding event with coworkers I haven't seen in person for a couple months now. Office Space would be good for that, no?

Oh hellyes. Also Network. And, maybe Tomorrow Never Dies...
 
6 days ago  

WithinReason: I remember growing up in the 80s going to drive in theaters and my parents were totally cool with me running off to collect discarded beer bottle caps for some stupid reason. I think they were farking....


You 'think' they were?

/it was the 70s in my case and we could walk there. (tree climbing remember?)
//I know mine were not.... divorced at that point...
///she still didn't care that I was wandering the streets at 14-15...LOL
 
6 days ago  

bloobeary: I posted a fark discussion some time ago, pondering this situation, mentioning both drive-in theaters and car-hop restaurants. I wonder if we'll see any of the fast-food giants begin experimenting with the concept.


Our local Sonic is packed, both stalls and drive through.
 
6 days ago  

Farking Clown Shoes: Give the virus another 6-12 months. They'll be bulldozing the bankrupt Home Depots to build new drive-ins.

This virus ain't going anywhere fast. Even if they develop a vaccine, half of Whacko Crazypants America will refuse it, because they don't want Bill Gates to see them naked in the shower.

Herd immunity doesn't work if half the herd can't even count to potato.


I'm sure you have the credentials to make such a claim? JFC, they just said the virus does not easily transfer by touch as once thought.
 
6 days ago  

payattention: WithinReason: I remember growing up in the 80s going to drive in theaters and my parents were totally cool with me running off to collect discarded beer bottle caps for some stupid reason. I think they were farking....

You 'think' they were?

/it was the 70s in my case and we could walk there. (tree climbing remember?)
//I know mine were not.... divorced at that point...
///she still didn't care that I was wandering the streets at 14-15...LOL


Mid afternoon?
 
6 days ago  

fanbladesaresharp: Bowen: In quick succession, my hometown drive in and bowling alley were torn down to make way for a Home Depot and a Walmart. I can't remember which was which.

Not mine. This town is so broke even Kmart and Sears left. WM took over a defunct Gottchalks and the closest HD or Lowes is 90 miles away.


Is there a Uhaul company nearby?  They can help you...

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6 days ago  
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The local drive-in was destroyed a few years ago. Good times.
 
6 days ago  

The Irresponsible Captain: In my hometown the public pool, one of the bowing allies and the drive in were all demolished. Mostly for housing developments that either failed to happen or went bankrupt before completion.

Morons.


I know right? I mean what idiot didn't know that in a couple decades there'd be a massive pandemic which would pretty much kill modern movie theaters and drive people back to watching projections diluted by ever increasing light pollution from a projector several hundred feet away and mono-channel audio broadcast over AM radio?
 
6 days ago  
Tillmaster - Mid afternoon?

Among other times yes, but I was referring to midnight... heh.
 
6 days ago  
Old guy here. I enjoyed the drive-in experience back in the day, for what it was.

But for a couple years I've been saying that today's kids and teens would think it's the stupidest waste of time ever. These snowflakes are used to relatively clean theaters, bathrooms, overpriced but still crappy food easily available, and even recliners in the high-end joints (with their $15+ tickets!). Or, of course, all the comforts of your home theater with anything you desire, and pause & rewind buttons. Maybe I'm rethinking that in light of the pandemic, and some of these news stories give me a smile that people still enjoy the drive-in.

What was the drive-in like as a young-un in the 70s? Well, movie-wise, the screens were often dim. The speaker sound sometimes sucked, and your carmates were too talkative. It was harder to see from the back seat. You got a lousy parking spot because it took too long to round up your doofus friends. You didn't get first run movies, but did have a very cheap outing. It was all about getting away from your family and acting like a teen for a few hours on a beautiful summer night, without being too annoying to others. And Mikey brought beers, and maybe there was a little nookie in the back seat, etc. It was a good time. You went far less for the movie than the experience and the getaway.

///favorite part was when the cars would randomly honk twice whenever boobs appeared on screen during the 'R'-rated pictures
 
6 days ago  
I'm so old that I remember drive ins in NJ.  I was young, but I remember.

One of the funniest parts was that big-ass speaker that you pull up next to, and hang it on the window of your car.

Although, they started swapping that out to "tune to the FM station" near the end of the run.

History repeats.  And it appears we are getting drive-ins back.  Which just makes me laugh.
 
6 days ago  
When one of the few remaining Drive-In theaters around here opened in early May, they had people lining up since 10 AM just to get a spot for a movie that wouldn't start until 8:30 PM.

/they only show rerun films, though if they were savvy enough, they could try to get a first-run feature
 
6 days ago  

I just lurk here: Sonic already does


Yep, I know. I was thinking more like McDonald's tho. Something that wasn't already a car hop retrofitting their band to the new reality. And McDonalds has enough history behind it to lean on, that they could go totally Americana with it.
 
6 days ago  

Jedbone: Old guy here. I enjoyed the drive-in experience back in the day, for what it was.

But for a couple years I've been saying that today's kids and teens would think it's the stupidest waste of time ever...


My son (mid 20's) and his friends have been going to Bengies drive-in since they could drive. He says they like it more than regular theaters, mostly because rude people are isolated to their own environment. No dealing with cellphones, talking, texting, whatever. Makes perfect sense to me.
 
6 days ago  

nyseattitude: I don't remember who, but a Farker predicted Drive-ins would make a comeback when this all started.

[YouTube video: Drive-In Theaters Are Making A Comeback During The Coronavirus Pandemic | TODAY]


I think several of us predicted it.
 
6 days ago  

oa330_man: Is there a Uhaul company nearby? They can help you...


Gad, I miss Sam Kinison!

abhorrent1: Rocky horror is a top 3 dumest movies ever made


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6 days ago  
I love drive-ins and will probably go in a couple weeks when things die down.  Society needs these kinds of things so we can have some fun, and while you're out seeing the movie or bowling or playing mini golf or something you might buy other things and help the economy instead of staying home and buying things on Amazon. Everything is heading in the direction of "stay at home", and there's not as much fun stuff to do.
 
6 days ago  

tpmchris: [Fark user image image 425x318]The local drive-in was destroyed a few years ago. Good times.


I was just listening to the Twister soundtrack today.
 
6 days ago  

Fox10456: tpmchris: [Fark user image image 425x318]The local drive-in was destroyed a few years ago. Good times.

I was just listening to the Twister soundtrack today.


Right on! They had some good music on that album.
 
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