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    Hi lads (and lasses)

    First time here. Interesting forum. Very cool.

    Drive-ins are still around...although not in their numbers of yester-year. From 4000 at their height in the USA, down to 700 now. You can find them...there's a few websites dedicated to them and show where the open ones are located and even pics and stories of the ones that have gone to the big lot in the sky.

    Take a look on Google.com and search 'drive-in' and see what you get.

    In Australia, there are even a few opening up from scratch and more re-opening. Some have simply added extra screens to compete with the Godzilla-plexes nearby.

    Lots of good memories...but they're not dead yet. It's still warm there in the Northern Hemisphere, right? Look one up and go for a drive. You'll love it if it's your first time and also if you want to re-kindle some old memories of days gone by.

    Hope to talk to you guys soon.

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    Welcome to the club John, hope you enjoy it here.




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    Thanks Mike
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    Boy those are sure shiney!
    The Drive Inn at Clermont Indiana used to show 1st run movies before they hit the Theatres.
    ...............Really juggles the memory.

    Also nice gift!

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    Aother "Golden Oldie" !!

    Mike,
    Welcome to the forum!
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    Originally posted by Frank Z
    Aother "Golden Oldie" !!

    Mike,
    Welcome to the forum!

    You mean john....right?:D
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    Obviously Jonesing for more coffee!!
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    Originally posted by Frank Z
    Obviously Jonesing for more coffee!!
    Been there...done that.;)
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    www.driveinmovie.com

    check out the local drive in's and what they are playing. they are still around and this site proves it. try not to steal too many of those speakers haahaa.
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    Originally posted by Frank Z
    It's sad in a way that you have to ask this question. Drive-in movies were a huge part of growing up in America. I can remember sneaking a few extra people into the movie by having them hide in the trunk. You always knew who was doing it because their rear bumpers would almost drag as they drove in. Foggy windows and missed movies were also very common.:D I remember seeing whole families show up and set up lawn chairs on warm summer nights and listing to these little speakers. It wasn't about DTS, Dolby Digital, or even stereo. It was about being part of a "happening' on a warm summers night. I hope that someday you and your friends are able to experience it for yourselves, because there really aren't words to describe it.
    Damn near brought a tear to my eye. Lots of good memories. Nobody gave a **** about the depth and width of the soundstage, sub bass, and on and on. Life was good.

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    I remember first watching Alien in Long Beach Ca at the Drive-In, no surround, no sub, Christ damm monster still scared the bejuzzes out of everyone through that little speaker, maybe the Real Big Screen had a bit to do with it.:D
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    There's actually a drive-in about 10 minutes from my apartment in Aurora, IL. My girlfriend and I saw Shrek 2 and Spiderman 2 there. They usually charge about $6/person. There are always two shows every night, so if there are two good movies on in a row, then you only have to pay one price to watch them both. Both times that I have been, the second movie has sucked, so we left right after the first. The way it works now is that you tune your car radio to a certain frequency and listen to it through your car stereo.
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    Originally posted by wodom1
    The way it works now is that you tune your car radio to a certain frequency and listen to it through your car stereo.
    That would be awesome in my car when the bass hit. If you went with a bunch of people that had subs, it could be fun.

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    Drive-ins are the cats whiskers. Long ago when the earth was still cooling, my sister, my cousin Laura, and I went to see the "rat" movie (either Ben or Willard) at the 110 Drive-In on Route 110, Huntington, Long Island. The second feature was the original first run of "Night of the Living Dead". I'm not sure a single person at the show was ready for that type entertainment. I guess that was the very beginning of the gore and slash **** that thrills some folks to this very day. I will always wonder why.

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