Feb 28, 2009

Drive-In Memories

For those of us old enough to remember, the drive-in was always the best way to see a movie. Actually, there were usually two films playing back-to-back, with an intermission that allowed you time to get more snacks from the snack bar, or use the bathroom, or visit with your friends in the car next to you, or some combination thereof.

With the speaker hanging from your car window, you could sit back and relax while the movie played, happily munching on fresh-popped popcorn, hot dogs, ice cream, candy and any of the other fine (did I say fine? I meant 'unhealthy but too good to resist') offerings at the snack bar.

With the advent of the indoor movie theater complexes, the drive-in gradually began to die out, and there are now just a handful of them left across the country. I for one hope they continue to hold on to their customers, since there really is nothing quite like the drive-in movie experience, which I believe far surpasses the indoor movie theater experience, especially since you don't have to deal with people who like to talk during the movie, or use their cell phones or kick the back of your chair repeatedly until you develop the urge to shove their bucket O' popcorn up their left nostril and their bucket O' cola up the other.

No...there really isn't a better place to see a movie than the drive in!

The wonderful site linked to above (driveintheater.com) will provide you with plenty of nostalgia-inducing memories, as it covers every aspect of the drive-in theater experience with equal parts heart and humor!

Oh, and please remember to replace your speaker on the post before you leave the theater!

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