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Tuesday, February 28, 2023
If you know what these are, or have actually used them, then.....
Oh yeah. Mom and Dad expected us two little boys to sleep in the back of the Rambler Station wagon, while they watched the movie. Yeah Right.ReplyDelete
One of the last ones I saw was in High school. "Liquid Sky" I think was the name of it.
NOPE Not Liquid Sky. Something before 1975, animated . . .weird . . .the mind is ageing.ReplyDelete
Probably "Fantastic Planet". That was the weirdest thing I ever saw (even weirder than "Liquid Sky". Yes, I have seen that one. Anne Carlisle was cute but WOW was it strange.Delete
Fantastic Planet was the weirdest? You should check out Heavy Metal, American Pop, and Wizards.Delete
Back in the truck, set up lounge chairs down in front and old web folding chairs up in the back bed.ReplyDelete
Last time I went, back in the 80's, they had in-car heaters as well. Ours crapped halfway thru the first movie, so we went drinks ngReplyDelete
Auggh! ...drinking instead.ReplyDelete
Be sure to put it back on the stand before you drive off.ReplyDelete
I can hear the terrible audio quality in my mind, to this day.ReplyDelete
Right there with you, on that Rambler station wagon. For us it was 'The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming!' and 'The Giant Gila Monster'ReplyDelete
The good old days. It will never be that good again.ReplyDelete
The sound quality from your car radio (what they use now) is way better than what you got from those speakers.Delete
Which is why they switched to short-range FM before they all went out of business.Delete
A friend used to live in a 'mobile home community' in West Sacramento. In it's previous carnation it was a drive-in theater. The only thing left of its previous life was the sign out front whose stick on letters read "Deluxe Mobile Home Park".ReplyDelete
Every time I'd talk to him on the phone I'd ask him how life was in "the trailer park". He'd feign outrage and blurt out "It's not a trailer park, it's a DELOOX Mobile Home Park". It was a regular routine we had. I liked to provoke it so that I could hear him say "DELOOX".
Grocery shop now where use to watch movies as a kid.ReplyDelete
high school early 70's. $1.00 per person. cheap place to park and neck. every once in a while we even watched the movies.ReplyDelete
Our drive-in is opening for their 77th season next week, here in Greenville, S.C.ReplyDelete
Ah yes the "Starlight " drive in. Running joke around here in the 60's and 70' was how many kids middle name ought to be "starlight" or "back row"ReplyDelete
With a 1970 Buick Electra you could get 8 teens in the trunk.ReplyDelete
T quote Harvey Korman "kinky"Delete
I saw "Goldfinger" at the drive-in in Kailua (Oahu) Hawaii.ReplyDelete
Out by our place in WA there is a drive-in in Shelton and a triple screen place in Bremerton.
Best and worst of times....got laid at the drive in...next week, got dumped....never occurred to me that, hey, maybe I just wasn't that good at it at 17....ReplyDelete
I still have one of those though I'm not sure how I came by it. Too many years ago. A friend of mine always referred to the drive in theatre as the "finger bowl". Guess why.ReplyDelete
It sure as hell wasn't the foodDelete
Chester Pike Drive In...." Sons Of Katie Elder " " It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" " The Russians are Coming "ReplyDelete
Mentor Drive-In, Mentor Avenue, Mentor, Ohio. (real Mentorites pronounce it "Menner")ReplyDelete
As teenagers we used go with 3 or 4 cars full, park in the back row and get out lawn chairs and coolers.ReplyDelete
I have one mounted on the living room wall. There's a large multi-screen drive-in about 45 minutes south of here, but they transmit over FM these days. I may take the speaker off the wall and hook it to an FM radio and visit the drive-in. It's the right weather for the wife and I to fog a few windows.ReplyDelete
Made by DIT-MCO - Drive In Theater Manufacturing Company. They did a hard pivot and are now the premier maker of complex harness continuity testing equipment used extensively in aerospace. For those of you out there that have used them - now you know!ReplyDelete
The factory where I work has several. I never knew the origin of the name, so thanks for posting.Delete
Looks like you hit your prime central readership with this one...yep, a request for a beauty to join me for a night out to the drive-in circa '67-'69 in my Volkswagen bus led to some memorable movies I can't remember the name of...ReplyDelete