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Drive-in theaters are among the last holdouts from a time when entertainment centers sported convertible tops (and the best action might be in the car parked next to yours).

Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. —Arthur M. Schlesinger
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    1. Hi Judy! I can count the drive-in memories I have on one hand, with fingers left over; my mother liked to go to the theater (Disney) when I was little, in the 1950s, but after that…it all tapered off. I think the last time the music was piped in through a special FM station, instead of the weird speakers, so it changed pretty quickly. The picture I put up is from Dallas, Oregon; I believe it’s still going, too. Cross your fingers…

      Update: Sorry to report, the screen I pictured did go dark, in October, 2016. They lost the lease on the land, where a new housing “development” will sit.

    1. I hadn’t thought of that reason; mostly, hereabouts, it’s the fracturing of the so-called Family Unit into specialized pieces—everyone going their owns ways (who wants to be seen with their parents, etc.). Besides, we have iPhones… My memories of outdoor screens is quite limited, but it was a different time, and quieter to me. Glad you liked the shot, that screen hasn’t gone dark, that I know of.

      Update: Sorry to report, the screen I pictured did go dark, in October, 2016. They lost the lease on the land, where a new housing “development” will sit.

  1. Neat quote. Didn’t go to drive ins till I moved to Australia. Loved picnics in the back of 4wds. Watching movies with cicadas singing along …
    Great memories.

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