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Drive in movies a blast from the past. Family fun memories for many people.

Updated on May 4, 2012

Young ones think on this

If your over 40 you may remember this fondly . You may even have been conceived at a drive in movie.

For those of you who are younger think about this .

Depending on where you live you either take a taxi ,bus,subway, or the family car to the theater.

You wait in line to buy tickets .Pay around $10 a person more some places. You go wait in line again to be seated. After you get seated you wait again for the movie to start.

Wile waiting maybe you go to get a snack. You are not allowed to bring your own so you order a drink it cost more than a whole case would at the grocery store. Now popcorn to go with it another $5 or more. Again more than 10 bags of microwave popcorn.

Before the movie starts you see a message that says please turn off your cell phones. No matter if your BFF is with you don't talk about what your watching because it may disturb others.

On the plus side the sound is awesome,The picture sharp and clear. and you are never hot or cold.

it wasn't always that way

In 1933 a man named Richard Hollingshead opened the first drive-in learn more about that here.

Now imagine this.

The Family decides to go see the newest movie. Everybody piles into the car. You drive to the store and get Soda maybe some candy and snacks and then proceed to the drive-in movie. You pay four to five bucks a person to get in. You find a place to park. There is a playground close to the screen where the kids can play and be seen by parents in their cars. So the Parents get quite time to talk and kids get to play until the show starts.

You roll down the window and put a speaker in the car so you can hear the show.

Now the show starts. Mom and Dad may yell to be quiet but no one else will be bothered at all. You have all your snacks right there and you're in your own car where you can relax and enjoy as a family.

Sounds a lot different right?

For the young ones again.

Just an idea to think about.

Take a sound bar with a built in receiver that is small so it can set on the dashboard , And will provide Dolby sound just like it does for your TV . Reopen drive-ins with paved parking instead of dirt like the old ones.Take a id to hold for collateral and give out the sound bars for high quality sound.

What do you think maybe an idea for a young entrepreneur out there.


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    • bmcoll3278 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

      I wish you were wrong ,But your not. Sadly they are gone forever. I sure had a lot of fun there though.

    • billd01603 profile image


      6 years ago from Worcester

      Good idea, but land is too valuable. There was about 4-5 driveins around my area when I was a teenager. all but one is now a shopping center or condos, The one that is not is just vacent land now. It too bad, but I think driveins are a thing of the past.

    • bmcoll3278 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

      Thanks a bunch

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      6 years ago

      Loved the article brought back memories, used to take the kids to the drive-in movies


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