Saturday, September 24, 2022

Mysterious objects to anyone under...dunno... forty?

 


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  1. long ago and far away, at the drive-in. $1/car.

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  2. I was on a crew that demolished our local drive in, about 40yrs ago,& I rescued one of those. Been sitting in the corner of my shop since.
    Rick Hendricks bought the site & put a car dealership on it. Another reason I dislike Hendricks.

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    1. Independence Blvd in Charlotte?

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  3. Last drive in movie I saw was Deliverance with my future wife. Wasn't very comfortable with the trademark scene.

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  4. Are you the type of person that would run the cord between the door and the jamb and drive off with it? Me neither. Are you the type of person that drove in with friends in the trunk? Me neither.

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    1. Heh, cough, cough...Add me to the "neither list", PaigeK, but you forgot the reach around casual bra unsnap during the romantic scene.

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  5. From time I was a little kid to late teenage many many times went to drive in, now I go grocery shopping on the same property. Last drive in was in Las Vegas early 1980s

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  6. There are a couple of drive ins left around here, one of still has the poles sitting there but you use your radio for the sound.
    I figured they left the poles for spacing and something for you to try & miss when you're leaving.

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  7. Used to have my camping trailer parked in the mobile home park that was across the way from the drive in theater on Miracle Mile in Redding back in the mid '80s. Had free silent movies anytime I wanted. Lol.

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  8. dont know but they were watching me while i was impregnating my wife

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    1. I bet you were watching "The Cowboy" in 3-D. Or with a little imagination the Reverse version, Anon.

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  9. Back in 1978, I worked the evening shift at a TV station located adjacent to a drive-in theater. I was on the production crew (camera/projection). After the 6 PM newscast was over, we often had some slack time before preparing for the 10 PM newscast. It wasn't unusual to go through a gap in the fence directly behind the TV station and walk past the speakers to go to the concession stand to get something to eat or drink. It was finally shut down and turned into an RV park for the nearby amusement park.

    It was my job to insert the local commercials during the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson after the10 PM news was over. I would sometime eat the movie theater popcorn while watching Carson (and being paid to do it!). Fond memories.

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  10. Naw, kids, they're goblin listening devices. Don't be fooled. --nines

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  11. Last drive in was 1977 (?) I think ….watching Jaws from my camper van…. Saw about 1/2 and heard about 1/2….still associate that music with a different type of snorkeling…

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  12. Goleta Calif. 1978 drive in showing The Hills Have Eyes and a Miss Divine movie.

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  13. Our town is bringing on back. Should about to more than a few new children.

    MF

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  14. Miss ours, Star Wars 1980

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  15. DIT-MCO - "Drive In Theater Manufacturing Company" used to make those things. They have shifted focus and now make some really great wire harness continuity testing machines that are still called "dit-mco's". Used a lot in Aerospace manufacturing.

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    1. The shop where I work has a couple of DITMCO test units. Had no idea of the origin. Thanks for posting this.

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  16. I live about 60 miles from the Fingerlakes Drive-In in Auburn NY but I have relatives who live close by. Every few years I go. They show first run movies like the theaters.

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  17. I'm 53 and while I've driven past some that were still operating (Starkville, MS in 1987), I've never been to a movie at one....

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    1. Here on the west coast it doesn't get dark till late, a double feature can run to 0100 - 0200 until you get out.

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  18. Chico 1983, too hot to sit in the car. We laid out sleeping bags and hauled out the cooler.

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  19. Ooooooooh drive in memories !!!!!
    I remember a Mad Max/Road Warrior double feature.
    Being under the legal age, we would bring in beer and some God awful Ben Franklin cigars we bought at the 7-11.
    Trying to remember the last drive in movie I saw, not sure I saw much of it......

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  20. i remember that towards the end of our local drive-in's life you could tune your car radio in to listen to the movie. i'm guessing that was cheaper than speaker maintenance.

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  21. The Airline Drive-in next to Westover Air Base in Chicopee MA. They had all night shows. You didn't have to leave till the next morning. Perfect spot for the '68 Econoline. Back doors open, a nice mattress, your best girl, park all night, bathrooms, food, and no hassles from the popo.

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  22. The last outdoor movie screen I viewed was at Gitmo in '71 or '72. The movie was 2001: A Space Odessey. I was attached to the USS Cubera, SS347.

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