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Drive-In Movies

Have You Ever Gone to See a Drive-In Movie?

The drive-in movie theater conjures up all kinds of romantic ideas of date night and steamy make-out sessions in old-timey cars. I was lucky enough to grow up in a town with a drive-in, and my Summer weekends were full of two-for-the-price-of-one screenings, huge tubs of popcorn and extra-large Dr Peppers, and lots of family-friendly movies under the stars.

Drive-ins are definitely still out there; this site has a pretty comprehensive list. But in these modern times with Netflix, iTunes, and OnDemand, I'm wondering if people are still going — or if you've ever even had the chance?


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jemimajane78 jemimajane78 7 years
We didn't have one in my town and I don't drive now so not an option. I hear they're full of 'unsavoury' characters too. I've seen movies outdoors though, like, in parks and so on.
Missy-Prissy Missy-Prissy 8 years
yes a few times. Actually I just found out over the Father's Day weekend that Nic's grandfather owned one at one time. Wish he still did, I'd love it
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 8 years
no! but i really want to they look so cooooool.
nancita nancita 8 years
I went to one when I was in my 20s, because I had never been before. It was pretty darn awesome. Not the movie: the movie was Bruce Almighty, and it was bad. But the drive-in part was super cool.
carlabunnie carlabunnie 8 years
Yay! Bengies! This is right down the street from my Mom's house :)
krazykarot krazykarot 8 years
I just went to my first a few weeks ago to see Kung-Fu Panda and Iron Man! It was so awesome, I don't know if I can ever watch a movie inside ever again. ;)
apma apma 8 years
My family and I went a lot when I was younger, but now it's not in a safe neighborhood. If you've ever seen the movie Poetic Justice with Janet Jackson and Tupac, it's pretty much like that.
cari047 cari047 8 years
yes i have been many times, but they closed all the drive in movies in Hawaii. I wish they didnt. =(
northofantastic northofantastic 8 years
I am so jealous! :) I've always wanted to go to one. I really want to go to one now that I've found out there are two within reasonable distance. Yay!
popsplenda popsplenda 8 years
Oops, sorry for the extra ns. I wish we could go back and correct our comments. I'm always making typos :(
popsplenda popsplenda 8 years
Drive Inns are the best! Sadly the Drive Inn in the city where I live just recently closed. We keep thinking "oh let's go tonight!" and then remembering that it is gone :( Sky View Drive Inn was so much fun..
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
there is one about 30 miles from me and its awesome! I havent been in a few years but my bff and her hubby went just a week ago and enjoyed it as well!
uptown_girl uptown_girl 8 years
Ummm... I have never been to one, but I know where a couple of them are. And I was actually talking to a coworker today about plans for the 4th, he's taking his family (wife, >year old baby, 3 year old boy) to the drive in to see Wall-E.
JennaV JennaV 8 years
When I was a kid, yeppers
bransugar79 bransugar79 8 years
I've always loved the drive in. When I was little my mom and I would go on Friday nights as our girls night during the summer. While there aren't as many around now I totally still love the experience, there's nothing like it. I remember when they transitioned from those speakers you had to attach to your window to hear the movie. God drive ins just scream summer nights and where else can you see two movies for five bucks per person?
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 8 years
There is one just south of here and my hubby took me to it a few months ago. It was so much fun. We really want to go back with friends! I love that they play the sound track through the radio so you can listen in surround sound in the comfort of your own car! The food was fun too. They had Dippin' Dots. Super fun.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Hell yeah! It was really fun when I went as a kid, I remember seeing Indian in the Cupboard one time. And then I went last November to see August Rush, but it was so cold outside that I couldn't concentrate on the movie (we were sitting on the flatbed of a truck).
coachluvr33 coachluvr33 8 years
Fun Fun Fun!!! We bring camp chairs and blankets and sit in front of the car and watch the movie. All the yummy concession food and we also bring more to snack on. I love it. My hubby and I go with another couple and we have a blast. We have taken our daughter a few times. Hopefully this weekend if the weather cooperates to see Wall-e and the Hulk (again) Drive-in's rule!
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Wow! I haven't been to one of these since high school! Back in the day, we'd get a group of about five people together. Whoever had access to the largest land yacht (car) would be the designated drive-in driver. One lucky person would ride shotgun. The others would be concealed in the trunk until we payed for two tickets and were safely inside and parked. I will deny this under oath, of course! ;)
divinedebris divinedebris 8 years
Ha, I went just last Friday. I saw Get Smart, snacked and got a bit boozed. It's just fun, kick back and chill, a different atmosphere than at home or a regular theater. Yeah, kinda hard to hear the words, but still fun for a big group of friends.
bethany0403 bethany0403 8 years
Drive Ins are the best! My first was a double feature of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Three Men and a Baby when I was like 8. Aw, that makes me wistful.
angel0950 angel0950 8 years
love the drive ins! they're almost extinct though. sigh.
juliettedawn juliettedawn 8 years
My dad used to be assistant manager, and eventually manager, of a drive-in and theater in a fairly small town from before I was born until my junior year in high school. I would go every weekend to watch movies and when I was old enough it was my first job. I would either sell tickets or work in the concession stand at both the drive-in and theater. I have many fond memories of those places.
PearlMoon424 PearlMoon424 8 years
There's one right around the corner from my house! When the weather is just right, it's even possible to tune in to a movie, although it's very fuzzy, right at home. I usually end up going an average of 5 times a summer. In fact, I saw 4 last year before school was over.
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 8 years
I go to the drive in at least twice every summer
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