Drive in movies, Rictameter poetry

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My favorite movie

Drive In

Place to cuddle

Watch old classic movies

Gone with the wind, epic delight

Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler, Mammy

Tara, cotton plantation, home

Scarlett's place of refuge

Slavery, war

Drive In.


I saw on the evening news that the drive in movie's are coming back, Oh Joy!

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

We have a drive-inn about a twenty minute drive away from us. Normally we go quite often in the summer, but for some reason this year we haven't. Must do this before the snow flies.

Enjoyed your rictameter poem.


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mollymeadows 4 years ago from The Shire

I went to drive-ins now and then as a child. It was fun -- glad they're making a comeback!


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Brilliant and Tara's theme is simply perfect. I loved it as always!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

We have one fifteen minutes from us...double feature for seven bucks...is that a great deal or what?

Loved it; great haiku my friend.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Inspiring Rictameter poem.

Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Susan, You are so lucky. There's not any around me, hopefully someone will see ths need and build one. I am glad you enjoyed. Thank you..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Molly, I always loved going to a drive inn. I guess they went out because of TV. Thank's for coming by..


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Always, what a nice way to complete the challenge of a Rictameter. The news that they are bringing back the drive in is great.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

I saw that on the news, too and thought YAY! We took in a couple of drive in movies while we lived in Florida...my son loved it! There's one here, but it's about 80 miles away. If West Nile wasn't so bad this year, we'd consider it. Great poem, very well done! :)


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

That totally rocks, Ruby. They still have those kind of theaters around. Of course, they are scattered in some towns and cities. HAH-HAH!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

One of my favourite movies Ruby. An exciting rictameter.

Wonder if they'll come back here too


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello acaetnna, Thank you. I'm so glad you liked the video. You always make me smile with your sweet comments..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Billy, Lucky you. We don't have one but hopefully we will soon. I think it's a great idea. Thank's for dropping by..Cheers


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Hopefully they will come back, So I can live my parents dream. Howe many baby boomers were born in a car? " Stranded at the drive Inn... what will they say Monday at school..!" Neat poetry! "Certainly my darling I will give a damn!"


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Joyce, Thank you for voting up and beautiful. Always happy to see you on my page..Cheers


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Very nice rictameter, awesome


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Nicely done, and bringing back memories for so many! I have been to a drive-in movies twice as a little girl....

Voting up and beautiful!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mike, I am sure they won't build one in my little town but maybe in Evansville, In. which is close. I love doing Rictameter poetry even though the syllable count can get difficult. Thank's for coming by..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello TT, I have that fear of the West Nile virus too, one man died here last week, funny, we didn't have that to worry about when i was enjoying the Drive Inn. Thank's for stopping by..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Yes, We have a walk in theater here,but i would rather rent a movie and watch it at home, but a drive inn YEA..Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Rosemary, The news said people were flocking to them, so i bet you will have them too. It seems we like a lot of the same things. Cheers my friend..


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

'I can't think about that right now! If i do - I'll go crazy! I'll think about that tomorrow'! But - i'll vote on this today! LOVE GWTW!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Joseph, After all, tomorrow is another day, I'll think of some way to get him back. HaHa..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello girishpuri, Thank you, so happy you enjoyed..Cheers..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello La Thing, Happy it brought back childhood memories. Thank you..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello InKarn,, Hee, Frankly my Dear, I don't give a damn, but i'm glad you came to visit..Ha.Thank you..Cheers..


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

We had one drive inn in Jamaica and by the time I was old enough to go it closed. I always wondered how it felt to go there. I see drive inns a lot in the movies.


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

This fun poem makes me nostalgic for the old days. Drive in movies were the greatest of fun with the whole family. Up on top of the station wagon with a pillow and blanket was the best seat in the house, outside. Yumm. Let's all go to the snack bar...and get ourselves a Coke!


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

What a clever poem, Ruby. How fun to know that drive-ins are making a comeback. :-)


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Those were the days, Ruby, when family entertainment was the rage.

Now drug dealers and contract killers take front and center stage.

I long for the drive-in movie theaters now so seldom seen,

With Clark Gable's handsome face on a 40-foot wide screen.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I remember drive-ins as a kid, and we have one in the college town I live in now. They're so cool. I should go more often. Love your poem. Very nostalgic!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

"I'll never go hungry again..."

Pass me a cheese Danish, girlfriend! Voted UP and AB. Hugs, Maria


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BobbiRant 4 years ago from New York

Before we moved here, a couple years ago, the drive-in was two houses down the highway. Cars lined up for a long way some nights. I love the drive-in, cheaper and a lot of fun. Great poem.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I've always wanted to go to a drive-in - I wish we had them in the UK!

Great poem and voted up!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Ruby, this was awesome! I never had the chance too go to one. It would be awesome though, glad they are making a comeback. As much as people like the drive thru, you would think they would like the movie drive in just as much. Great job, very clever.


ExoticHippieQueen 4 years ago

Oh, I hope that you're right! I loved going to the drive-in!


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eddy4me 4 years ago from Wales.

Brilliant just as I remembered Ruby ; great work and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Love your poem ruby, we never had drive in movies, so not fair! lol! we only get to see them on American films!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Cardisa, I think you would love drive ins. It was a happy time. Friends parked beside you and it was a fun time..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Peg, Your memories are so similar to mine, what a fun time. I miss it. Thank you.. Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Genna, I am thrilled at the prospect of seeing a great movie under the stars, Cheers my friend.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Aha, drbj, Your longing is mine in so many ways. I can think of nothing as great as seeing Clark again. I guess it's wishful thinking, but we can pretend. Thank's my friend..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Victoria, Thank you. Lucky you to have one in your town. I am hoping we will have one too. Thank you for coming by.Cheers..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Maria, As God is my witness they're not going to lick me. I'm suddenly feeling the urge to go to our little cafe and eat , play the jukebox, have some special tea..Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Bobbi, I can remember when we had the best time at the drive in, meeting friends, enjoying a movie like Cuckoo's nest. They don't make that kind of movies anymore, or am i just getting old? Ha..Thank you..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Lesley. I didn't know they were no drive ins in England. I wonder why? Maybe it will catch on. I hope so..Cheers my friend


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ricky, You must be young. Drive in were the thing in the 70's and 80's. I read that they are coming back. I hope so. You will enjoy, i'm sure..Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Exotic, It was on the local news, seems they are catching on again. I am happy too. I love going to thr drive in..Thank you..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Eddy. So good to see you commenting again. Glad you are back with us..Cheers my friend


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Nell, I am surprised that you don't have drive ins. Did you ever? Maybe if they become popular again it will catch on there too. I hope so..Cheers


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Beautiful rictameter. Lovely video ~ Tara's Theme. Love it love it love it! You mean drive-in's are coming back? Down here they've died a natural death since TV, large screens and all-round sound. Or are they only bringing back the movies to be watched on TV?

Oh my, in my days drive-ins were the in-thing. The dating mecca. The venue for weekly family-outings..... Have so many memories concerning drive-ins!


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

That is cool to do too, Ruby.


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epigramman 4 years ago

....now we all know Ruby that George Jones just wants to take you to the drive in picture show so he can write a love song about it - the greatest love song that he ever wrote - that's for dang sure!

I just posted your Hub profile page to the Hubpages Facebook group - to let more people know how wonderful you are ..... lake erie time 11:12pm


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Martie, They really are coming back..ABC news..I am thrilled but surprised. I have some great memories too. We'll call them ' The good old days ' Ha..Thank you for coming to see me..Hugs**


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Yes, Happy you found this was COOL..Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Epi, You are so kind. I've been waiting a long time for George to finally write a song for me, maybe the title will be, ' Ruby bring your sweet love to me. ' Hee..Thank you for posting me on Facebook. You're the BEST..Hugs*****


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

I wasn't hatched until 1983:) Never been to one or seen one before. I like the entire idea behind it though. Since they are so scarce, I bet one would do good where ever it is put.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

You're just a youngn'!! I think you would love a drive in. I did. You don't have to dress up, you pay by the car, not the people. We used to cram so many kids in the car, wonder they didn't suffocate. Hee. Thank you for coming by..Cheers


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Really liked this, Ruby. In so many words you brought that good time Drive-in feelin' to the fore. Once was friends and partnered up with two veteran showmen who owned a number of Drive-ins. Those were the days alright.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Beautiful poem. Love to be in drive inns.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Alastar Packer, Nice to see you. I agree, " Those were the days alright. " I have many happy memories of good times at our local drive-in. I am tickled pink they are returning. Thank you so much for sharing your story of owning drive-ins,,Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Vinaya, Thank you for your beautiful comment. We share the love for drive-ins. Cheers my friend.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Love the concept of watching movies in a Drive in theatre. It is so refreshing and it's green :)

the movies you highlighted...are my fav too, Ruby :)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ruchira, Gone with the wind is a favorite of so many people, I used to love going to a drive in, i hope one is built near me. Thank's for coming..Cheers


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coffeegginmyrice 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

I like watching movies at a drive-in. Twice, we went to a drive-in around wintertime away from the city and my friend's car ran out of battery. All the other cars had dispersed and we were all left alone. The Diner too was closed before the movie had even ended. It was very dark (imagine the movie Children of the Corn, that kind of place). The kids were already cold inside the car and my toes were freezing for we waited too long for a car boost. I'd be scared again to go for drive-in movies far from the city!

Pretty poetry! Love it.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Oh my goodness, what a terrible time you had. I lived in a really small town when i went to drive ins. Everyone knew each other. We would all park together..Aha, the good old day's. Good to see you again..Cheers.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A brilliant Rictameter Ruby and here's to so many more to come.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Eddy, Thank you my friend..Cheers


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Excellent rictameter poem on drive-ins and Gone With The Wind. It would be really cool if drive-ins were coming back. I always wanted to but never got the chance to see a movie at a drive-in. There was one down by house many years ago...but my dad would never take me.....and when I was old enough to drive myself it had been closed for many years. A short but sweet poem about my favorite subject...movies...voted up and awesome.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Cogerson, I'm sorry you missed seeing a movie at the drive-in, but thankfully they are coming back. I love movies too, they have been a big part of my life since childhood, Thank you for the awesome comment..Cheers..


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Oh Ruby - How amazing your poem is along with the spectacular well chosen photos. Oh, yes! The memories...the fogged up windshield ( uh-hum ).

I loved those days. I can't believe how few movies I really saw at the drive-in movies :):) UP and across and sharing!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Audrey, HaHa, fogged up widshield, Whatever do you mean? HaHa..So happy it brought back good memories. Thank you my friend..Cheers..

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    I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.



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