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Does anyone here remember when drive in's were popular? My family would pop whole grocery bags full of popcorn. It was such a cheap way to see a movie. The local drive in we had got torn down over 10 years ago and now is a parking lot for a blockbuster, WalMart, and DIY.<br><br><br><br>
Everything changes, I guess.
 

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yes, there used to be drive in movie theatre's all over the damn place! now, in my area, only one is left open, and it's really frickin' busy almost every night! cars line up for a couple of hours ahead of show time and we've been turned away more times than we've gotten in.<br><br><br><br>
i have very fond memories of the drive in theatre, as a kid. my mom used to bring me out in my jammies, pack me up in blankets and pillows, and let me go to sleep on the roof of the car.
 

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We have a pretty well known drive-in. It was featured in Playboy as one of the top ten drive-ins to "get some" at, or something along those lines, maybe it was top ten <i>places</i>. Either way, it was in there, and we're famous now. The Sundance Kid Drive-In: come visit and get lucky.
 

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We used to put our 5 daughters in the back of the station wagon that had a mattress that was made to fit. We got it from the Sears catalog. They were in their pajamas and had their blankets and they usually fell asleep before we even got to the drive in. Of course we had to carry all these sleeping children into their beds when we got home. A very economical way for parents to see a movie and not have to hire a baby sitter with all the worrying about what is happening at home while you are gone.
 

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we used to go to the drive in all the time when I was a kid. they would count how many people were in the car, and since there were so many of us kids, a couple of us always hid under the blankets and stuff so it would be cheaper. I always thought the playground up under the screen was so cool!
 

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Well, this will date me, but my Uncle George took me and a bunch of his kids to see <b>Von Ryan's Express</b>(1965), starring Frank Sinatra, at a drive in. I remember being in a station wagon with a bunch of other kids and remember enjoying the movie, but I had no awareness that that might be the last drive-in movie that I would ever see.<br><br><br><br>
Drive in movies were passe' by the time I was a teenager, at least anywhere near to where I lived at the time.
 

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best Drive-In movie I ever saw...<br><br><br><br>
Double feature:<br><br>
Star Wars<br><br>
Logan's Run<br><br><br><br>
1977 I believe...<br><br><br><br>
ahh... good times.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I remember getting in and out of the car for more "snacks" and I remember hiding so they couldn't count me, too. I don't remember caring about the movie much...I remember snuggling in my sleeping bag and magically waking up in my own bed in the morning. I saw Cheech and Chong's UP IN SMOKE with my first boyfriend.<br><br>
(That was probably my last drive in)
 

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Movies I saw at the drive-in-<br><br>
Tron, ET, Empire strikes back (was little then and peed my pants!)<br><br>
Others, but I don't remember.
 

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We have 4 in KC and they are always busy and packed to the max. Still only a couple of bucks to get in, we go a lot during the summer. Only problem are my daytime running lights. Those things piss me off, everybody is like who is this ******* with his lights on, when I arrive and leave. Unproper drive-in etiquette.
 

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One drive in has 8 screens, I always try to get the most for my money...so I keep one eye on the screen in front of me and one eye on the screen I see in the rear-view mirror. Around 1AM, I like to get jiggy with Mrs., assuming Jr. is asleep. Damn, I wish I had tinted windows!
 

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I've never been to a drive-in. There are a few within driving distance, but since I hardly go to the movies to begin with, I just haven't made it to a drive-in. I may wait on that until I can go with someone and provide our own entertainment.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by KC Kid</i><br><br><b>We have 4 in KC and they are always busy and packed to the max. Still only a couple of bucks to get in, we go a lot during the summer. Only problem are my daytime running lights. Those things piss me off, everybody is like who is this ******* with his lights on, when I arrive and leave. Unproper drive-in etiquette.</b></div>
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I swear, I will clip those lines if I ever have those daytime running lights and rewire the whole shebang. 'Course Mrs. Tame will probably collect on an insurance policy shortly afterwards. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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My husband reminded me that we took in a drive in about 12 years ago, with our 3 little ones...<br><br><br><br>
People turned on their lights, talked a lot (yelled, actually) and kids were running everywhere. And the sound system sucked.<br><br><br><br>
Have the patrons changed or was it just me? As an adult, I didn't care for it.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Thalia</i><br><br><b>Everything changes, I guess.</b></div>
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I'm afraid so.<br><br><br><br>
I moved a couple of times, and when I go back to the places that I lived in in my youth and see all the changes, it sometimes makes me feel sad.<br><br><br><br>
It can be quite shocking.
 

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We have one about an hour from here but I haven't been yet. I'd like to go. From what I hear they show two movies but they're on two different screens, meaning you only get to see one. That kind of sucks. I always liked the double feature with the intermission and spending the entire evening there.
 
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