Register now to get rid of these ads!

Drive in theater stories....

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

  1. chevelle bob
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
    Posts: 209

    chevelle bob
    Member
    from Linton

    My grandfather used to tell me when they built the drive in in my home town a guy who owned property next to it wanted them to buy his property. They refused so he brought in hogs and started raising them. A couple months of the smell and they bought him out.
     
  2. Fiddytree
    Joined: Sep 7, 2008
    Posts: 204

    Fiddytree
    Member
    from Durango

    Uhhhh, are we talking about the finger bowl?
     
  3. KRB52
    Joined: Jul 9, 2011
    Posts: 1,004

    KRB52
    Member
    from Conneticut

    Farmergal, you remind me of one of the few times we went to the Mansfield drive-in. It was still light out, waiting to see "Batman Begins". There was a couple, mid-20's in a Suburban next to us. I noticed that they were making out some, but didn't pay much attention. About 10 minutes after we parked, they took off out of there in a hurry. I made a comment to my wife about them and she said she saw a lot more going on in that car than just making out. Rats, I missed it.
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2013
  4. I went to the drivein so much when young that I called my first car the mayflower cause a lot of girls came across in it . actually one of my best memories was a freind of mine took his kids to a dusk tell dawn movie it was when they first switched over to broadcast sound his car had a tube radio not realizing the juice it drew it ran his battery dead I got home at four in the morning from a date he calls me to come jump his car had a hell of a time trying to get into the drivein at four in the morning to start his car they wondered what I was up too lol
     
  5. automotion is going on at wisconsin dells on the weekend of the 18th. there is a drive in the dells any hambers want to join me. the drive in is open already this year. i will start a new thread on this event. my first date was at a drive in while in high school. i will be bringing that girl with me. still have the car to.
     
  6. If I told stories about this, Id get booted off the Hamb. :cool:
     
  7. LN7 NUT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,164

    LN7 NUT
    Member

    Why? Did they take place in a Honda Accord? ;)
     
  8. docmike
    Joined: Oct 2, 2011
    Posts: 239

    docmike
    Member

    I graduated high school in 1978. At that time there were three drive-ins in Rockford, IL. The Robin, the Sunset, and the Belford. The Sunset played T&A movies most of the time and high school girls weren't interested in going to see them. The Belford had two separate outdoor screens and one indoor theater so there was always something playing there worth going to. I have to admit that I was pretty lucky in school and I pretty much always had a girlfriend so I did manage to listen to a lot of movies from the back seat of my mom's '69 Ford Country Squire wagon. Mom thought no high school kid could get into trouble in a '69 Ford wagon with a 302 with a 2 barrel carb. No hot rodding that car. I really don't think Mom knew that the rear seat went down to make a nice large deck. All three of the theaters closed down years ago but, the Belford was operated by Kerasotes Theatres, which ended up having this popular drive-in demolished and replaced with the ShowPlace 16 megaplex.

    Doc
     
  9. Lostinwisc
    Joined: May 2, 2013
    Posts: 43

    Lostinwisc
    Member

    Ya jump in the back seat when you now its not dark... all of a sudden .. there's a light in your eyes ...Louise your're comin with me...out of the car long hair....1966... got the crap pounded out of me -- it was her really big ex boy friend (or so she claimed)
    yes the drive in could be a dangerous place. Man this thread brings up memories !
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2013
  10. 302aod
    Joined: Dec 19, 2011
    Posts: 275

    302aod
    Member
    from Pelham,Tn.

    This happened in the early 60s. We had a 59 blue and white Ford station wagon. The whole family went to the drive-in and I had to pee. I went to the concession stand restroom and came out, got into a blue and white 59 Ford and didn't know anybody, "said oops wrong car". When I got out of the 59 Ford 4 door and got into the station wagon, everybody was laughing at me.
     
  11. John B
    Joined: Mar 9, 2001
    Posts: 1,305

    John B
    Member

    One of my best friends own the Judy Drive-In in Mt Sterling, KY. He bought the place when he was like 23 or 24. I can tell you that the backrow shenanigans still happen, there's also a bit of libations consumed and once in awhile you get a complaint about the smell of burnt rope coming from a vehicle. It's all against theater policy but you can't control it.

    Just before opening this year we installed the new digital projector. Most people seem to think they are a small box like you see in someones highend man cave projecting films on a wall. Guess again pal.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. BIG APE
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 42

    BIG APE
    Member

    Back in the mid 60's friday night was drive-in night. My girl at that time was to young to go to the lounge's with the rest of my group so we would go to the drive-in. We even feel asleep one night and the owner was driving around about 2:am and started blowing his horn, scared the hell out if us, plus we were really late getting home oops. We spent many a night enjoying movies (what movies) at the drive-in. Luckly my girl is my wife today, 48 years thanks DO Drive in, Metairie La.
     
  13. Bryan G
    Joined: Mar 15, 2011
    Posts: 176

    Bryan G
    Member
    from Delmarva

    John B, we get out that way about once a year (stay in Ashland), I'll have to look up that place and take in a flick. None left close to home. If I were brave enough I'd drive the Shoebox to Kentucky. With better tires and brakes I just might.
     
  14. Buzznut
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,349

    Buzznut
    Member

    Summer 1989, junior in college, air is electric...like it wants to rain but the heat of the summer night is fighting against the black clouds forming miles in the distance. Me and my squeeze, a 5'10" brunette, perfect from every angle and smelled even sweeter, head to the last of the drive-ins in the Sacramento area...just off hwy 50. The '56 pickup is looking great in it's two-tone aqua and off-white skin and is running even better...engine making sweet music because the radio wasn't working, and she preferred listening to the truck as much as I did.

    We pull up, pay the $6 each for a double-feature and I back into our spot because I managed to pull a hide-a-bed couch mattress out of hibernation and lay it back there with blankets, pillows and the whole shebang for us to "watch" the movies in comfort. The first feature was (I believe) Indian Jones and the Last Crusade (second I have no idea), but needless to say neither of us remember much of what was up on that screen. Started to drizzle midway through the second feature but we didn't mind all that much. I should have married that girl...

    Best drive-in experience of my life.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2013
  15. BACAGrizz
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
    Posts: 201

    BACAGrizz
    Member

    There was one near my house that converted to FM broadcast back in the 70's and so we used to sit outside the drive-in where we could see the screen and listen over the radio. Had to remember to run the engine now and again or we'd kill the battery.

    Got caught sneaking kids in the trunk a couple times. More often than not we got away with it and got a carload in for the price of 2.

    When I was small my parents used to let my brother and I lay on the roof of the 55 Buick 4 door with a sleeping bag and watch the movie while they steamed up the windows. Nothing too obvious there, eh?

    Can't remember the number of times I streamed up the windows with some Betty.
     
  16. ZAPPER68
    Joined: Jun 13, 2010
    Posts: 200

    ZAPPER68
    Member
    from BC

    Small town Saskatchewan back in the day...the drive in was THE place to be on a Friday or Saturday night. Sneaking in the trunk, girls, drinking under age... good times. I still have a speaker from the Starlight drive in to this day. After the movie was over we drove away with it still hanging on the window and never bothered to return it. That must be 40 years ago, long before FM at the drive in was introduced.
     
  17. edsel
    Joined: Sep 3, 2004
    Posts: 261

    edsel
    Member

    I think I was about 16 or 17, every Friday night kids would meet inside the drive in, mostly to socialize and do some drinking, it seemed like some how someone always would find a keg. great times
    One night about 8 of us were going, and as usual we had 4 people in the truck of my 1955 Chevy, everything was going just fine until our buddy Tim start freaking out (he was in the trunk) and had to get out right now !!, only trouble was at the same time the security guy was standing behind my car writing down the lisc. plate number (they recorded everyone every night), so Tim starts pounding on the truck and them sticks his arm up through the speaker hole in my package tray, "BUSTED". We all got banned for a whole year.
     
  18. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,355

    jesse1980
    Member

    Sneakin guys in in the trunk with beer! That's about the extent of it
     
  19. Buzznut
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,349

    Buzznut
    Member

    Did that MANY times. Dads '78 LTD was perfect for that....lotsa elbow room in the trunk.
     
  20. wrench409
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 372

    wrench409
    Member Emeritus
    from Here

  21. Cruiser
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 2,240

    Cruiser
    Member

    My car was lost or stolen at the local drive-in in San Pedro, CA. Took this sweetheart to the drive-in had a great time. Took a different gal the following week at the same drive-in and couldn't find my car after going to the snack bar. I had always counted how many rollers back, how many cars left or right to get back to my car.
    The second date, I counted the cars from the first date and my car wasn't there. Damn, the bitch stole my car, I walked back to the snack bar and realized what had happened. My date wanted to know way it took me so long going to the snack bar? I 'm sorry, I lost my way. "That's my story and I'm sticking to it.":D

    CRUISER :cool:
     
  22. ole_Bill
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 8

    ole_Bill
    Member

    My first child was almost certainly conceived at the local drive in. We were 15, madly in lust and the drive in was the only place we could find some privacy. I didn't even have a drivers license at the time but my dad let me drive anyway...it was 1960 Tennessee after all. We parked my dad's '57 Olds on the back row and made out like crazy in the front seat.

    When she became pregnant we were married one month after my 16th birthday. We moved in with my mom and dad and they raised us and our kids all at the same time. Everything I have I owe to them for insisting I stay in school and for looking after us during this period. After graduation I joined the Navy and we were on our own.

    We were married 45 years before I lost her to cancer in 2005. Every day I live with the memory of her and those early days.
     
  23. mike in tucson
    Joined: Aug 11, 2005
    Posts: 488

    mike in tucson
    Member
    from Tucson

    Had a friend that owned a black lab that would "fetch" Budweiser bottles. He would give the dog an empty bottle and the dog would take it to his wife for an exchange. The three of us went to the drive in with our lawn chairs, the dog and the cooler of Bud. At the end of the movie, the three of us got in the front and the Lab in the back.

    At a police drunk stop, the cop asked if we had been drinking, we said nope. He said "well your dog has" and we turned around to see the lab with an empty Bud bottle in her mouth. Cop laughed and told us to go on home.
     
  24. wombat barf
    Joined: May 1, 2011
    Posts: 366

    wombat barf
    Member
    from oklahoma

    a buddy and I took two sisters to see "Raising Arizona" at the Chief Drive-In in Chickasha, OK in 1987. both couples were hot and heavy until that sumbitch started yodeling and we all uncoupled and simultaneously said, "What the eff was that!?!".
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.