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*Drive-in Movies*
#1397538 Tue Feb 16 2021 12:44 PM
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Any left in your neck of the woods? We have one about 45 min away in Reo, Indiana and it has two screens. Once a year they have a "Hot Rod & Classic Car" Crusie-in. We got lucky one time and got in. Most of the time when we get there it is full and we are turned away. Some friends of our said they have waited in line on the road with all the traffic for over an hour to get in. I'm not doing that.

Last edited by olezippi; Tue Feb 16 2021 12:45 PM.

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Re: *Drive-in Movies*
olezippi #1397552 Tue Feb 16 2021 02:27 PM
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The next town over still has one, they have two screens and show a double feature on the weekends. Business really picked up for them this past year with most of our walk in theaters closed.


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Re: *Drive-in Movies*
olezippi #1397558 Tue Feb 16 2021 03:07 PM
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We have 4 within an hours drive of home. Haven’t been in years. I think we will take Clarence (‘39 Dodge Business Coupe) to one this spring. Should be a blast.

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Re: *Drive-in Movies*
olezippi #1397714 Wed Feb 17 2021 08:41 PM
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We have one in Wichita, about an hour north of us. I'm no expert in drive-in's but IMHO they'll never return to prominence as long as there's daylight saving time and long movies. When every town had at least one drive-in, movies were an hour long more or less and it got dark enough to start the movie by 8:30 in the summer. A family could take in a double feature and be home long before midnight. When it doesn't get dark until 9:30 and movies are two to three hours long the math just won't work.

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Re: *Drive-in Movies*
olezippi #1397731 Wed Feb 17 2021 10:33 PM
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Due to Covid, there's been a little bit of a resurgence. Unfortunately, my local one just sold to commercial development. They are still showing, for the moment.

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Re: *Drive-in Movies*
olezippi #1397737 Wed Feb 17 2021 11:50 PM
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Had a lot of fun at drive-ins!! Was made to park in the back row because I was in my 65 Chevy van.
Pull in and open the back doors, then lay in the back end to watch the movie.
Close the back doors during intermission and I wondered why we never got to watch the second feature?
This was back in the 70’s.


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Re: *Drive-in Movies*
olezippi #1397774 Thu Feb 18 2021 06:40 AM
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They advertise one near us and say if you don’t like the movie don’t slash the seats

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Re: *Drive-in Movies*
olezippi #1399652 Tue Mar 02 2021 03:29 AM
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I have one in “pleasant valley” about 5 miles away from my house. Very small but still play all the old commercials and funny toons during intermission.

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Re: *Drive-in Movies*
olezippi #1399661 Tue Mar 02 2021 04:36 AM
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There is a drive in up in Ft collins. I've only been there once, but it was kind of fun... the wife and I took a japanese exchange student for the experience.

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Re: *Drive-in Movies*
olezippi #1399786 Wed Mar 03 2021 02:29 AM
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There's one in White Marsh, MD that we go to. I try to get there every chance I can. []

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