Special Episode: Let’s Go To the Drive-In!

“Poogaloo, the Singing Pangolin” will not be heard tonight so we can bring you the following special presentation, brought to you commercial free and in living (auditory) color.  We’re interrupting our current time-travel series for this extra-ultra-mega-super-lifesize-retcin-free episode where Mike and I partake in a classic piece of Americana: the Drive-In Movie! What with living in this time of modern plague it’s still not safe to go to the movie theaters yet so what could be better than cramming the whole family into an SUV, smuggling in easily-spilled snacks and drinks, hooking a tinny-sounding speaker to your window and watching a massive outdoor screen be attacked by moths? Ah, memories! Well, Mike and I happened to be in the same place at the same time (a sadly rare occurrence) and we took the opportunity to see if this cherished cinematic format still exists (it does!) and what was like now, as neither of us had been to a drive-in in far longer than we care to admit.  So after we all go to the lobby, after we all go to the lobby, after we all go to the lobby . . . dammit, sorry, clamber into the car trunk so we can sneak you in with us [disclaimer: you don’t have to do that anymore; they charge by the car, not by the number of passengers].

Poll question: when was the last time (if ever) that you went to a Drive-In Theater and what did you see?

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2 thoughts on “Special Episode: Let’s Go To the Drive-In!”

  1. The last time I remember going to a drive in was 1981. It was a showing of Star Wars. I didn’t see much of the movie – I was, um, busy…

    We actually have quite a few drive in events here in Los Angeles, where various groups (mostly non-profits) either project on a wall or rent one of those big inflatable screens. Haven’t gone to one yet, maybe someday…

    1. Interesting answers! I’ve seen some of those ‘pop-ups’ in photos but never been to one. There’s nothing like the look and feel of a real, old, falling apart but still loved drive-in from their heydays. Thanks, Val!

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