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Drive in theater stories....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BAILEIGH INC, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Saxxon
    Joined: Dec 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,830


    This one time, at the Drive in...

    We were watching the original Star Trek Movie and Silent Running. The girl I brought ducks out for a drink and meets an old flame and I guess she decided he was better company so she ends up jumping into his van with a couple of other "buddies" and a bag full of weed. I decide to get a drink for myself and low and behold, I run into a "friend with benefits" who just happened to be the third wheel that evening. She readily accepts an invitation to come spend the evening with me and her friends were happy to get some privacy.

    We left after the first movie for a warmer and more comfortable location. I get a call the next day from the first girl, who, after smoking up all evening was left behind by the guy with the van. She thought nothing of it as she expected I would still be there to give her a ride home. Surprise... Apparently she had to call her parents at 2:30am to come get her and that was after walking a long way to find a pay phone.
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  2. Neglected Legacies
    Joined: Apr 22, 2009
    Posts: 86

    Neglected Legacies
    from Nor Cal

    Some of the old driveins are still there - just have to view them from the sky like crop circles...


  3. We didnt when we saw these movies, but we will later this summer when it is warmer out. spring time in washington means alot of steady rain. we did luck out that night with only about a minute sprinkle but it is cold still
  4. Vintage Roadside
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 554

    Vintage Roadside

    This one is Parma, Idaho is still hanging in there. Owned by the same family since opening in 1953.

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  5. 48SuperConvert
    Joined: Jan 17, 2011
    Posts: 107

    from Seattle

    My first time at a drive in with my own car was quite a night.

    It was a 55 Ford Custom with a souped up 312 and three on the floor.
    I had lowered it so much than when I crossed the hump to find the perfect parking spot I scraped both mufflers off (used the cheap muffler clamps).

    My date and I had a great time until the ride home. Pulled over twice and ticketed both times for loud exhaust. The worst of all I woke up her parents in the wee hours of the morning when I dropped her off. She was forbidden to see me again (bad influence and all that), but we still went out.

    Forty years later she still puts up with me and my hot rods (what a great wife).
  6. LBCD
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,054


    I remember seeing "Grease" at the 'Circle Drive In' in Long Beach with my parents in our Econoline camper when it first came out.
    Me and my girl in the 80's would go to the Los Altos Drive (LBC) in her 68 Nova SS...Huge back seat :D
    Fast forward almost 30 years and there is no mo drive in :mad:
  7. shoveled71
    Joined: Jun 3, 2007
    Posts: 159


    One saturday night in the early 70s we tried to sneak into the drive in, we were all 16 or 17 with five of us in a friends 55 Chevy. We were going in the exit gate that had those spikes that would flip down leaving but cut your tires entering, we got the front thru by holding them down by stepping on them and guiding the car thru, the back tires were much wider and a car was coming out and the driver got in a hurry, cut the sidewall out of two rear tires that were almost new. We saved 5.00 and bought beer with that money but it cost him over 100.00 for new tires...
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
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    Alliance Vendor

    This thread is un-real man
  9. hemiheadnc
    Joined: Nov 30, 2008
    Posts: 31


    ...for what it's worth....the MONSTER screen that Panasonic is putting up at Charlotte Speedway is supposed to be used for a car cruz/ drive in nite after the NASCAR races in May....I'm just sayin'........
  10. lordairgtar
    Joined: Oct 11, 2009
    Posts: 416


    I remember going to the drive-in on one of those warm Milwaukee summer nights. My sister had three young nubile teen friends who wanted to go to the movie. I think it was Dawn of the Living Dead. They were on the roof of my old 69 Buick Special laying together. Every time the zombies would grab someone I would reach up and grab the girl's leg and make a scary zombie noise doing it. The screams were loud and it almost got us kicked out.
  11. Vintage Roadside
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 554

    Vintage Roadside

    We just picked up the complete 1964 records for a drive in that was located in North Carolina. Really interesting to see how much they brought in each day from the gate and also how much from the snack bar. It also lists each movie they showed that year - looks like they had switched over to more "adult" fare that year.
  12. bulletproof1
    Joined: Feb 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,080

    from tulsa okla

    ours here in tulsa burnt last year...havent heard if they will reopen...we went as a group and watched "cars" i went alot when i was in highschool. 73 camaro is not the best drive inn car...
  13. davey
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 62


    Oh the Everett Motor Movie. Saw my first movie there from the back seet of a 41 Chev, had to stand coudnt see over the seat siting down. Years later drank my first beer there and felt my first boob, and you know what that leads to, my first time for that too. Great memories!!!!!!
  14. Vintage Roadside
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 554

    Vintage Roadside

    Construction on the Admiral Twin is expected to start in a few weeks with a re-opening in July. Design was approved and they're just waiting on the steel for the new screens.
  15. A few stories from 1971-1973.

    Went to the drive-in in my '66 GTO with my new girlfriend. About 20 minutes into the show, went to the snack bar. Parked 2 cars over was the girl's Mom and Dad.

    Same girl a couple weeks later in same GTO. Couldn't wait to get in the back seat so we knocked it out in the front seat. The next day she had bruises on her back from the console. Her Mom figured it out right away and suggested Planned Parenthood to us but she didn't tell 'Dad'

    Been to see Dirty Harry 7 times and still don't know the story line.

    Just put a set of Blue Streak Indy tires (not street legal) on my 70 Chevelle SS. Went to the trashy $3 a carload drive-in on a double date. Got ready to leave and had 2 flat tires. Lucky my house was only a mile away, but rolling 2 spare tires for a mile isn't easy.

    At a drive-in in San Jose watching the movie. Something catches my attention out the corner of my eye. I turn to have a better look and see a rat the size of a Basset Hound. Really get to looking around and there's huge rats all over the place.
  16. fred pooler
    Joined: Nov 26, 2007
    Posts: 50

    fred pooler

    Hey Shane. I just sent you a drive in theater story. I hope you like it. Look on the beginning of the page
  17. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 7,916


    About 25 (gee, maybe it's 30) years ago, there was a Drive-In theater in the little town of Hastings MI, which was widely known as "Dirty Flloyds", as they showed pornos. It was a landmark (or SOME kind of mark...) in the area.

    At the time, we had a '59 Ford Skyliner Retractable, and one summer Saturday night, my wife and drove it up to Dirty Flloyds for the movie.

    About halfway thru the show, it got a little chilly, so I put the top up. When the trunk lid, hinged at the rear, was up and the top was going up, it got into the projecter beam, and the resulting shadow blocked about half the screen! Looked pretty cool, the shadow of the top and trunk lid in the movie. Lot's of horns honking and cheering, despite the "coitus interruptus".

    As I recall, the movie was "The Devil in Miss Jones", and "Behind the Green Door". We also saw "Flesh Gordon", and "The Cheerleaders", the XXX versions there.

    Ahhh, those were the days, my friend...
  18. fred pooler
    Joined: Nov 26, 2007
    Posts: 50

    fred pooler

    Hey Shane. I sent you a drive in theater story. Look under new threads. Bangor Drive in
  19. hellsgaterods
    Joined: Dec 8, 2010
    Posts: 534


    All i can say is the way the rear panel and back seat lay down in a '68 cuda fastback is really nice at the drive in.
  20. DaxxRuckus
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 305


    this was a great thread. thanks for all the stories everyone!
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
    Posts: 68

    from auburn, wa

    anyone in the northwest will to set up a valley 6 night to the drive in this summer?
  22. Doc Squat
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,375

    Doc Squat
    from tulsa, ok

    I dated a Miss Ottumwa Iowa back in the early sixtys. Went to the drive in with her and a bottle of Jack. Shit could she drink. Was always fun tho.
    Like I told the kid, "Your musics not too loud, its just like OKC, it sucks!"
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  23. Bob Abrew
    Joined: Dec 13, 2008
    Posts: 20

    Bob Abrew

    There were two drive-in movies right next to the old Oakland Stadium. My Dad would take my Mom, my sister and I to the drive- in, leave us there and jump the fence and go to the races. If I raised enough hell, every once in a while I got to go also. Great story huh and very true.
  24. tattedfordguy
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,362


    So im in a old 69 nova i had and well im not watching the movie im doing the deed with this girl when this guy knocks on my window and csares the crap out of me, I say WHAT!!! He says i have kids in the car next to you, Ok so i move then the next knock Im like OMG WHAT!!! "Police" tells me nice car get out of here now before you go to jail, Im gone two days later same cop stops me just to tell me im lucky and is the car for sale, I ended up trading for a 59 rag top bug. And to this day said police officer will sign off fix it tickets...
  25. FIL
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 133



    Our last night in the States, early September 2010, took the '70 Fleetwood down the San Jose drive ins.... took a bottle of Woodford Reserve with us and had a pretty good night... Not sure how old these drive in's are, but they're running 6 screens from memory, and they look like they've been there a while :)
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  26. Ricky B
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
    Posts: 218

    Ricky B

    I saw Patton & Paint your Wagon at the Vallejo Drive-in when they came out in '70.
  27. LN7 NUT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,165

    LN7 NUT

    Wow, cool cop! :D
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  28. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,150


    1. Blew the clutch just outside the ticket box and had to get towed in; :rolleyes:
    2. Then there's the story about an old friend who was the projectionist who went around after the movie and checked on everything before he locked up and went home. Someone forgot to tell the occupants of a panel truck that the movie had finished and everyone else had gone home. He had a front row seat whilst they finished their business so he could go home himself;
    3. Don't know how many midnight to dawns we went to and took a flatbed with deck chairs, eskies etc;
    4. Can't remember how many people we stuffed in the trunk;and
    5. Too old to remember everything that we did and what we got up to.
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  29. chuckbob
    Joined: Aug 5, 2009
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    Joined: Aug 22, 2011
    Posts: 1,250

    from mass

    I can remember going to the drive-in all the time back in the late 60s. My mom would pop us popcorn and bring a cooler with drinks and we'd put on our PJs. We would watch the cartoons and maybe 1/2 an hour of the 1st movie before falling asleep. A few yrs. back I went to the Alter Boys show with my brother at the Mendon drive in. It was a great show with a good turn out, but we left before the movie radio in the coupe!!!

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