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(CNN)   "People can have some pretty seminal moments at drive-in movie theaters." Uh, phrasing   ( cnn.com) divider line
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2018-01-03 10:44:28 AM  
That's why I bring a squeege.
 
2018-01-03 11:05:39 AM  

8 inches: That's why I bring a squeege.


Ya amateur.

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2018-01-03 11:53:29 AM  
Nowadays, Netflix and Chill offers a more convenient way of releasing your semen.
 
2018-01-03 11:53:53 AM  
"I remember the first time my mom took my sister and I to a drive-in movie," he says fondly.

Mommy? Why is that lady's head in his lap?
 
2018-01-03 11:55:12 AM  
This is caca!
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2018-01-03 11:57:46 AM  
non-drive-ins too

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/more than 25 years ago.  The internet never forgets and I feel old
 
2018-01-03 12:01:04 PM  
Next project should be to document bowling alley bars. Not the cosmic bowling BS.
So many bowling alleys are being torn down, along with the bar to make room for development. Lost three here in SLC over the last 18 months.
The old school Trophy Rooms. Classic.
 
2018-01-03 12:01:23 PM  
We still had a drive in growing up and it was very active- 2 screens, 4 different movies that you could mix and match, 5 dollars per person and you were welcome to bring a grill and booze or buy stuff from them.

The problem was that the actual movie part was terrible. Sound quality on the speakers was garbage and the radio broadcast for your car speakers wasn't a lot better. The first 15 minutes of the first film was going to be washed out by the remaining sunset. The groups of kids and drunk people were loud and ever present. It was a cheap novelty, but there were plenty of other places to go make out or grill some hotdogs and drink a beer
 
2018-01-03 12:04:38 PM  
I grew up about 4 miles from a drive-in that showed porn.  That's right, an X-rated drive-in movie theater.

And the same people also owned a roller-skating rink in the next lot, that all of us junior-high kids went to.
 
2018-01-03 12:06:10 PM  
One of my first memories is being about 4, and my parents taking me to see Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Freaked me RTFO. I was terrified to get onto or off of furniture for a year or two. I'd leap off of and on to it, so I didn't get caught by the body snatchers.

/css
//still hate that farking movie
///threes
 
2018-01-03 12:13:10 PM  
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2018-01-03 12:21:27 PM  
Burlingame Drive-in- check
VW bug - check
Overamorous, overweight date - check

Somehow managed a complete session during Army of Darkeness with bonus points for completion following the phrase , "Gimme some sugar, baby", rolled sweaty out of the bug with steamed up windows to a rousing round of honks and cheers.

Kids these days don't know what they've lost
 
2018-01-03 12:21:43 PM  

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2018-01-03 12:23:40 PM  
Daylight Saving Time almost killed the industry.  Mosquitoes feed on the leftover dregs.

I like going to the drive in, but the staff at them always seem to be carneys who have decided to give up life on the road and settle down.
 
2018-01-03 01:03:22 PM  

tlchwi02: We still had a drive in growing up and it was very active- 2 screens, 4 different movies that you could mix and match, 5 dollars per person and you were welcome to bring a grill and booze or buy stuff from them.

The problem was that the actual movie part was terrible. Sound quality on the speakers was garbage and the radio broadcast for your car speakers wasn't a lot better. The first 15 minutes of the first film was going to be washed out by the remaining sunset. The groups of kids and drunk people were loud and ever present. It was a cheap novelty, but there were plenty of other places to go make out or grill some hotdogs and drink a beer


I consider myself lucky that we still have three drive-ins active in our area - a nice remote 2-screen, a 4-screen, and an indie 1-screen that runs an occasional horror/theme night.
 
2018-01-03 02:45:42 PM  

FrancoFile: I grew up about 4 miles from a drive-in that showed porn.  That's right, an X-rated drive-in movie theater.

And the same people also owned a roller-skating rink in the next lot, that all of us junior-high kids went to.


there used to be one of those here also about 30 years ago. it is now a gated community. there was a sketchy bar outside the entrance, sort of like the one pee wee does his tequilla dance at.
 
2018-01-03 02:51:24 PM  
The drive in is such an American idea that we liked taking foreign exchange students to see movies. Otherwise, it's lousy to go as an adult. The picture quality is crap, the sound through the speakers is crap, some a-hole always turns on their headlights, bugs are everywhere. Plus, the closest drive-in to us has a set of railroad tracks running nearby. Go to a double feature and you are guaranteed at least 3 trains.
 
2018-01-03 03:01:50 PM  
When I was a kid we used to have the Torrance drive in about a block behind my house; when that closed we'd go to see blacksploitation movies at the Compton Six. My three brothers and I once sat through all of the Mandingo movies there...
 
2018-01-03 04:04:03 PM  
My drive-in memories are pretty sparse. My parents took us to see Dr. Zhivago at a drive-in. I'm sure it must have been torture for them because all I remember is that I was bored out of my mind and I'm sure I let everyone in the car know about this.

Ten years later a drive-in theater that was visible from the Orange Line near Wellington Circle north of Boston ran Russ Meyers style B Movies and/or soft core porn. It was usually disappointing because there was too much plot and not enough porn in those movies so your chances of seeing anything good was less than 50/50. But it was still something to look for any time I made the trip.
 
2018-01-03 04:22:09 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: non-drive-ins too

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2018-01-03 04:38:45 PM  
I was looking at an old map of my neighborhood and discovered the apartment complex next door used to be a drive-in theater. Now, all the action is live.
 
2018-01-03 05:04:51 PM  
I'm pretty confident my nephew was conceived at the drive-in. I know my brother went to the drive-in often, but could never relay much of what anything showing was about.
 
2018-01-03 05:08:02 PM  

Slypork: The drive in is such an American idea that we liked taking foreign exchange students to see movies. Otherwise, it's lousy to go as an adult. The picture quality is crap, the sound through the speakers is crap, some a-hole always turns on their headlights, bugs are everywhere. Plus, the closest drive-in to us has a set of railroad tracks running nearby. Go to a double feature and you are guaranteed at least 3 trains.


3 trains!  At the porno drive ins they probably only average 1!

/and then a cigarette.
 
2018-01-03 05:12:14 PM  
My dad owned a limo company back in the 80s-90s and one of the limos inevitably doubled as the family car. Back then you could still pay by the carload for drive-ins, so we and our family friends would absolutely load up the car and go to the one in Honesdale, PA whenever we visited them. No joke, there'd be at least ten people, two dogs and half a dozen lawn chairs in this thing- we would pile out of it like the world's fanciest clown car and take up three rows of movie speakers. Good times. Fun times.
 
2018-01-03 09:08:11 PM  
Tibbs Drive-in in Indy. 4 screens 8 flicks. The food is drive -in food. Probably room for cheap creative food truck fare but it is a guilty pleasure.

/make love not center console cup holders.
 
2018-01-03 11:26:12 PM  

E.S.Q.: Burlingame Drive-in- check
VW bug - check
Overamorous, overweight date - check

Somehow managed a complete session during Army of Darkeness with bonus points for completion following the phrase , "Gimme some sugar, baby", rolled sweaty out of the bug with steamed up windows to a rousing round of honks and cheers.

Kids these days don't know what they've lost


There's still the Drive-In in south San Jose. Just sayin'.
 
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