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« on: January 21, 2013, 10:21:19 am »
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http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-drive-ins-digital-20130120,0,6217776.story?page=2

I just read this article.  VERY depressing.  I hope somebody steps up to help foot those costs.  Discuss.
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 10:58:37 am »
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http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-drive-ins-digital-20130120,0,6217776.story?page=2

I just read this article.  VERY depressing.  I hope somebody steps up to help foot those costs.  Discuss.


*sniff, sniff* Drive in theatres were probably as American as Apple Pie, Uncle Sam, and baseball...
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 03:13:16 pm »
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I thought driveins died out ages ago.

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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 03:50:35 pm »
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Yeah, the drive-in "era" ended long before you were even born dude.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 03:52:16 pm »
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Yeah, the era has been dead for quite some time; it's the malls that are really dropping like flies right now.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 06:47:34 pm »
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My Local one closed 2 years back. I never got to go to it, and I still regret it.   I hope to open a new one at some point in my life, maybe as a summer time only business.

Sure it may be old but it's a fun novelty that I love. 
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 08:04:59 pm »
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Ah... Nostalgia... I might open a lot of other drive inns in my future...
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 09:19:29 pm »
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There is at least one in the metro area.  Oops, nope.  It close a couple of years ago.    We did see Men in Black 2 at it not THAT long ago.  There was one in the town I grew up in that I'm sure Franzl remembers well.  I saw a double feature of Saturday Night Fever and Raiders of the Lost Ark at it when I was a kid.
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 08:52:09 am »
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Yeah, the drive-in "era" ended long before you were even born dude.
You probably weren't born yet, either.  And who cares?  They were a great American pastime back in the day.
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2013, 09:09:36 am »
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Last drive-in movie experience I had was "The Lion King" / "True Lies" double feature back in 1994.
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 10:41:59 pm »
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Last drive-in movie experience I had was "The Lion King" / "True Lies" double feature back in 1994.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Bird on a Wire... 1990... in Canberra.

They're clearly better with nostalgia than they were in reality. They're not necessary any more, if people wanted them, they'd be thriving, but they're not.

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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 11:09:22 pm »
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Yeah, the drive-in "era" ended long before you were even born dude.
You probably weren't born yet, either.  And who cares?  They were a great American pastime back in the day.

So was slavery.
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2013, 08:49:33 pm »
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Yeah, the drive-in "era" ended long before you were even born dude.
You probably weren't born yet, either.  And who cares?  They were a great American pastime back in the day.

So was slavery.
Do you seriously think that drive-in movies were anything like slavery?
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2013, 09:03:50 pm »
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Yeah, the drive-in "era" ended long before you were even born dude.
You probably weren't born yet, either.  And who cares?  They were a great American pastime back in the day.

So was slavery.
Do you seriously think that drive-in movies were anything like slavery?

Both involved packing more people into a vehicle than it would usually carry for financial benefit.
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2013, 03:20:53 am »
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Yeah, the drive-in "era" ended long before you were even born dude.
You probably weren't born yet, either.  And who cares?  They were a great American pastime back in the day.

So was slavery.
Do you seriously think that drive-in movies were anything like slavery?

Surely you of all people can understand how two completely different things can be seen by some people to be indistinguishable.
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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2013, 07:51:02 pm »
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Yeah, the drive-in "era" ended long before you were even born dude.
You probably weren't born yet, either.  And who cares?  They were a great American pastime back in the day.

I do remember some old 70's films having drive inn theatres
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« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2013, 07:07:36 pm »
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No end to that era here.

My town has a drive in, but it has kept up with the times. They added FM radio to carry the stereo sound as an alternative to the window speakers. This winter they're installing a digital projector to be ready in March when they reopen for the season. They also claim the largest outdoor screen in the US still in operation.
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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2013, 06:50:54 pm »
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I guess I'm just stuck in the wrong era.
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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2013, 06:52:10 pm »
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I guess I'm just stuck in the wrong era.

You don't say...
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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2013, 07:44:06 pm »
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I have a drive-in that's basically right next to my house and another one that's not much further away than that. Many of my most memorable movie-going experiences were at the drive-in.
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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2013, 08:34:04 am »
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I guess I'm just stuck in the wrong era.

I know how you feel! Regarding drive-ins, they were popular in Australia as well, but most of them disappeared in the 1980s and 1990s to make way for megaplexes, amongst other uses.
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