We live on the Fast-Time side of the line down here in Southern Indiana (one of the counties that used Daylight time over the years). I’ll bet it is a change for operators just 20 miles from here that now have to adjust their schedules for the change in time. It is hard to explain to someone who hasn’t dealt with "Fast and Slow time" in terms of shopping and operating hours. Now it is easier, except that the Moonlite BBQ in Owensboro is on Central Time…so all year long we have to factor in that hour difference whenever we head there for dinner.
It really is different for a former Californian who thought of the world in terms of Pacific Time and "Back East".[;)]
I remember going to the drive-in when I was little, and I thought it was fun that I got to watch the movie in my PJ’s.
When I was a little older we would take the Van and turn it around- ly on the floor and smoke dubious cigarettes-
Haven’t been to one in decades, but thanks for "kindling" a nice memory
Before I was of back row age, my parents liked the fact that they could go to the movies together without hiring a babysitter for the evening.
There is a drive-in in Newberg, Oregon, about 25 miles from Portland. Still a lot of fun.
Forward, backward, neutral, ; we finally made it out. On double dates, it was always more fun to have the back seat
An apropos description of what most folks went to the drive-in for in the first place[:D]
I’m proud to live near the oldest continuously operating drive-in the U.S. http://www.shankweilers.com/index.html
They keep it in well-maintained, including the playground, emphasize current family-oriented movies, and it’s nearly always sold out on the weekends before the movie starts. Their snack bar features popcorn with real melted butter (see gallery pictures). It’s a gem of a drive-in and many classic car clubs make pilgrimages to visit Shankweiler’s.
Drive-in movies are supposedly making a comeback…. !
It is probably even more of a family thing now (it’s great to take the kids out in their pj’s, bring your own munchies, etc)
My memories are of the Drive in on Rt. 22 in Union, NJ………(RIP, long gone)….my date and I got caught in a snowdrift trying to back his car out of there. Forward, backward, neutral, ; we finally made it out.
On double dates, it was always more fun to have the back seat
I did the speaker thing twice. Once I won a crappy speaker encased in cast metal…Once I lost a wing window.
Al, I wonder if Indiana going on Eastern Daylight Savings Time is going to spoil its drive in tradition. With summer sunsets after 9 PM in Minnesota, they have pretty much died out but there are still a few.
Al, I was probably ready for some old-time religion, if you get my drift[;)]
Good luck Vince – that place could get pretty wild by late Sat. night.
Well, I know where I’ll be this weekend – at the DriveInvasion at the Starlite Six Drive-In here in Atlanta! Two days of live bands* and cult movies, and the 2-day pass includes camping. Contractors will be varnishing my floors and I’ll need a place to stay – and I’ll take advantage of the beer and tiki drink theme!
*This year they’re bringing in talent outside the great local scene with Blue Oyster Cult. More cowbell!!!
One Iron, If that was a Saturday Night Movie, You could have been in Big trouble at the Joshua Drive-In Movie near our former home in SOCal. They used the location for a "very Evangelical Protestant Church service" Sunday Morning, with the first Service at 8am. I can see it now…you waking up with the bottles falling off the hood of the car as several hundred "Bible Thumpers" pulled their Studebakers and Hudson’s ( @1955) in around you !![;)]
BTW Drive-In Movies are still around here in Indiana, especially in small-town and rural areas. Even with TiVo and Dvd’s everywhere, people seem to like to gather at the Drive-in, pull out their lawn chairs and make a picnic evening of the double feature. At the peak summer hours in June it is still daylight at 10pm or later, so folks put their kids in PJ’s and plan on hauling sleeping kids home at 1 or 2 in the morning.[|)]
I remember going one time with another couple and a case of beer in the cooler. Ended up getting drunk and passing out – sleeping it off and watching the sun come up. We were the only car in the lot. Better than getting a DUI though. It was the fist Indiana Jones movie as I recall.
What goes on in the back row stays in the back row. [;)]
(My apologies to Las Vegas)
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