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With the Academy Awards coming up I got to thinking. What I don't understand is why drive ins have not made a comeback. People can bring their own munchies, adult beverages, smoke cigs, 420, back seat boogie, etc. Not only that but in this SUV age you can back in and make your environment much more comfortable for viewing and whatever

In Cali when I grew up in high school there was more action in the drive ins on Friday and Saturday nights than anyplace else. If nothing else there weren't any cops messing with you

From Wiki:

The drive-in's peak popularity came in the late 1950s and early 1960s, particularly in rural areas, with some 4,000 drive-ins spread across the United States. By 2013, drive-ins comprised only 1.5 percent of movie screens in the United States. At the industry's height, 25 percent of the nation's movie screens had been in a drive-in

I fail to understand why they don't make a comeback. I usually don't have the attention span to sit through a flick very often without any the previously mentioned secondary activities plus I don't want to put up with other people.

For those of you interested in going to a drive in, this site Driveinmovie.com has a links to find the.

I have not been to drive in since high school but am more open to going to one than a regular movie theater.

What about you?

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StraddleMyNose

Feb 22 @ 5:38PM  
With big screen tv's and such, it's made it a lot easier to stay home and view what you want, wear very little, and have anything you want to eat instead of buying it at drive-ins and theaters.
PinkToeNails

Feb 22 @ 6:17PM  
We have 2 drive in theaters in this area!! They pretty much are a thing of the past but it's sooooo nice to see we have them here still! Before these came to town, it had probably been since '77 or '78 since I'd been to one!!

Love it on a hot summer night!!!!
RJ53

Feb 22 @ 6:19PM  
Here in Fayetteville the last one closed in the 90s due to drug deals and gang activity leading to some shootings, That is also the reason I do not look for them to come back in the area, It is a different day and age and people can watch movies in the comfort of their own home,
PinkToeNails

Feb 22 @ 6:23PM  
Oh Rhonda!!!! In Fayetteville back in the 70's is where the last drive in I'd been in for so long! But I could not tell you in Fayetteville where!! I lived at Pope at that time!!
RJ53

Feb 22 @ 7:38PM  
On closing night they had a big party and had to hire armed security, They have cleaned up Hay Street though to where you can actually walk around there after dark and be safe,
PinkToeNails

Feb 22 @ 7:48PM  
LOL Hay Street!!! I remember a rhyme about that area! I won't repeat it here though! I'm sure you've heard it though Rhonda... just cause you live there!

G*d D&%$ son of a B*#@%.... Couldn't find a ....*&@$) ooops..



I elaborated!!
RJ53

Feb 22 @ 7:53PM  
Now it is an artsy area with shops sidewalk cafes and two wedding venue type places, Even have street musicians,
PinkToeNails

Feb 22 @ 8:06PM  
Sounds a bit quaint!! I don't have a problem with that!!
Wordsofwit

Feb 22 @ 8:58PM  
Good point Straddle But I meaning more for teens and what we used to do at the drive ins

In the area NEAR Dallas about 40 miles to the south they have the only one in the area but it had four screens As I understand it, they do a brisk business
TwistAndShout

Feb 23 @ 6:50AM  
In Cali when I grew up in high school there was more action in the drive ins on Friday and Saturday nights than anyplace else. If nothing else there weren't any cops messing with you

Same thing in the midwest. We would pile into a car with whatever contraband we happened to have and spend the night drinking, smoking, and trying to pick up girls. Drive-in movies were a big part of summer for me when I was in high school... although the movies themselves had little to do with why we loved to go there.
sugarnspice005

Feb 23 @ 8:07AM  
My friends and I used to love going to drive ins on the weekends. That was party time I remember going a few times as a kid with my parents, and we would bring the family dog.

Today, I wouldn't mind going to a drive in, but, it wouldn't be the same. The partying would be very minimal because around here, the drunk driving laws are tough, and I wouldn't want to lose my driver's license.

And, as Shawn pointed out, in this day and age of big screen tv's, dvd/blue ray players, kids stay home watching movies and party. I'll bet they have some really good parties when their parents aren't home.

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