Don't click or your IP will be banned


Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band Forum
You are not logged in

< Last Thread   Next Thread ><<  1    2    3    4  >>Ascending sortDescending sorting  
Author: Subject: Drive-Inn Theatre Memories

Extreme Peach





Posts: 1346
(1352 all sites)
Registered: 3/10/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 07:27 PM
I remember as a kid growing up in the 70s i used to love going to the movies at the Drive-In.
I am sure a lot of folks on here went to them as well.I miss the double and triple bills.
The first movie i ever saw at the drive in was Walking Tall and Rage with George C Scott.
Great times.Although they are a thing of the past now i miss that old crackling sounding speaker you put on the car door.There are still some that operate in California.

 
Replies:

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 19784
(21124 all sites)
Registered: 3/23/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 07:28 PM
Got one in operation right down the street from me.

 

____________________

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20227
(20241 all sites)
Registered: 9/22/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 07:34 PM
Picking up a couple a chicks, and one of em went on to be a newscaster in Kansas City for the last 20 + years !!!! heh heh

 

____________________
If we practice and eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon the whole world will be blind and toothless. -Mahatma Gandhi.

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 18560
(18605 all sites)
Registered: 1/2/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 07:40 PM
A real cool website is

http://www.driveintheater.com


Lots of old drive in stuff.

 

____________________
It was fun while it lasted




 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 11437
(11442 all sites)
Registered: 8/21/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 07:41 PM
In high school, my buds and I, for the challenge, would sneak in to the N 85 Drive In in Atlanta by entering the exit. The cost was nothing to get in, almost, but we were young and stupid. Finally got caught after a couple of successful entries and were kicked out only. Or, the time there that we convinced one of our number that bong water would get you high if drunk. Now that was stupid!

 

____________________

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 16323
(16532 all sites)
Registered: 5/26/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 08:10 PM
There's one we used to go to. It was only a dollar, but we'd still sneak people in

We'd bring sleeping bags and watch the movies on top of my dad's van, and we'd all pass out by the second or third movie.

It was more a night of camping than it was going to see a movie.

The owner used to knock on our windows to wake us up at 1 in the morning to tell us to go home. LOL

 

____________________

We're a winner and never let anybody say "boy, you can't make it!"

 

Sublime Peach



Karma:
Posts: 6440
(7608 all sites)
Registered: 4/4/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 08:10 PM
Oh ... I loved the Drive Ins .. going with my parents and brothers and neighbors all piling in the car... My dad getting the speaker just right and volume for all of us to hear... OH and the sound of the tires rolling over the gravel.... also after all that adjusting ...we would be to hot in car and go lay out on hoods, or the roofs of cars if no one behind us .... and as I go back quite a bit...we had LIVE entertainment at intermission...yeehaa... Loved going on dates as I got older and then with all my hippie friends... remember seeing Easy Rider, Klute at Drive In.... nostalgic....

[Edited on 5/25/2007 by rainy]

 

____________________





 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 27533
(27822 all sites)
Registered: 2/18/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 08:12 PM
Sounds like we were at the same drive-in Rainy! Thank you for the memories!

 

____________________
Sometimes we can't choose the music life gives us - but we damn sure can choose how we dance!


 

Sublime Peach



Karma:
Posts: 6440
(7608 all sites)
Registered: 4/4/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 08:14 PM
yes, Big Ann... ****** deep sigh *******

 

____________________





 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 16323
(16532 all sites)
Registered: 5/26/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 08:15 PM
Great site Bill!

This is the same place, and it's still there:

 

____________________

We're a winner and never let anybody say "boy, you can't make it!"

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2777
(2780 all sites)
Registered: 3/25/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 08:27 PM
quote:
When I was a real young kid in the early 70s,my folks would take us and we'd ride on the little toy rides in our pajama's.Then we'd fall asleep watching the cartoons before the movie.

In the late 70s,we'd send two guys in the car thru the gate and the rest of us would jump the fence.
I don't ever recall actually watching a movie at a Drive-Inn.

so funny reading this although my brother and sister would fall asleep id actually make it to the feature.... and then sneakin in in the trunk!! yeah, anything to save a buck!! ps the Sunrise drive -in...long island.......new yawk

 

____________________
make music not war

http://www.e-z-2-win.com/hats.htm

 

Universal Peach



Karma:
Posts: 6168
(6172 all sites)
Registered: 6/10/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 08:42 PM
What great memories Drive-Ins were....playing on the jungle-gym before the movies in your PJ's..."Only 10 minutes before the show".....Dancing hot dogs....Snack Bar time!.....watching the cartoons & 'coming attractions'....

One of the reasons I wanted my own set of wheels was so that I could actually go to the Drive-In on my own....with a date, of course....making out, copping a feel.....hopefully smuggling in buddies in the trunk....spiking cokes....hiding the beers....staggering to the very wet floored Men's Room....leaving after the show & going to Mighty Moe's, the local Drive-In Restaurant (I think they copied 'Arnold's' from 'Happy Days' from Mighty Moe's, almost exactly the same)

Later, after I was married & had kids, we would pile in the big pickup truck with the shell, back in, drop the tailgate, & do it all over from the beginning....

Good Memories, thanks.

 

____________________

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 14557
(14557 all sites)
Registered: 3/28/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 08:45 PM
They closed the last one on Long Island (Westbury) about 10 years ago. I really miss it. We always used to sneak someone in the trunk. One time I was the one in the trunk and the line of cars was real long. Well I started getting a mad case of clostrophobia and started freaking out as we approached the pay window. I started kicking and yelling "get me the hell out of here". Instead of letting me out they cranked up the stereo so the cashier couldn't hear me. I about though I was gonna pass out and was never so happy than when that trunk snapped open. I was never the one in the trunk again.

Pete

[Edited on 5/25/2007 by sixty8]

 

____________________
Pete

 

Peach Master



Karma:
Posts: 720
(747 all sites)
Registered: 12/5/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 09:08 PM
Fortunately there is still one about 15 miles from the house so we pack up the kids and let them bring friends and make sure every summer we catch at least one night before some real estate developer makes an offer the owner cant refuse, and it's gone forever
I remember as a teenager in high school that our friend would get his dads
18 foot flatbed ( used to haul sod for landscaping ) we would throw a keg and lawn chairs in the back. He and someone else would drive in and pay the rest of us could sneak in under the hole in the fence by the play-ground. The truck was so big they always forced us to park in the last row, meaning based upon which direction your were facing
you could watch any of the 3 screens that they had, if you watched anything at all. It was just a big Friday night party. Sure do miss the old 53 drive in.

 

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1346
(1352 all sites)
Registered: 3/10/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 09:14 PM
quote:
I remember as a kid growing up in the 70s i used to love going to the movies at the Drive-In.
I am sure a lot of folks on here went to them as well.I miss the double and triple bills.
The first movie i ever saw at the drive in was Walking Tall and Rage with George C Scott.
Great times.Although they are a thing of the past now i miss that old crackling sounding speaker you put on the car door.There are still some that operate in California.


Correction my very first drive in movie was Vanishing Point!

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 82619
(82978 all sites)
Registered: 4/16/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 09:15 PM
None left in NJ anymore..

Had a blast as a young'un though

The last time I remember being in one was in 84 I think.. They played both Nightmare On Elm St movies back to back to back to back..

With me and my buds cheering Freddy on the whole time

Good times.

[Edited on 5/25/2007 by WharfRat]

 

____________________
RIP Cindy Fischer
RIP Hugh Duty
RIP John Ott

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 16323
(16532 all sites)
Registered: 5/26/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 09:17 PM
The midnight cowboy was one of my favorites

 

____________________

We're a winner and never let anybody say "boy, you can't make it!"

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5090
(5089 all sites)
Registered: 4/18/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 09:20 PM
They showed movies at Drive-Ins? Damn, what a concept.

 

____________________
All photos posted of family, friends, and places, including those of historic ABB value, by this poster are copyrighted by the poster, or posted by permission of the copywriter.
None of those photos may be reproduced for commercial gain.

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 82619
(82978 all sites)
Registered: 4/16/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 09:23 PM
quote:
They showed movies at Drive-Ins? Damn, what a concept.


LMAO

Well there were some movies I dont remember

 

____________________
RIP Cindy Fischer
RIP Hugh Duty
RIP John Ott

 

Peach Master



Karma:
Posts: 829
(832 all sites)
Registered: 4/25/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 09:32 PM
Thanks for bringing this up. Think I'll take my kids this summer to the Starlight in Atlanta. http://www.starlightdrivein.com/

They've got an annual event called Drive Invasion Labor Day weekend with bands all day, car show and other things. This year Blue Oyster Cult is playing on Sunday.

 

____________________
Eat a Peach for Peace!

 
E-Mail User

Peach Master



Karma:
Posts: 832
(832 all sites)
Registered: 7/27/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 09:45 PM
kkkkaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacccccckkkkkkkkk
"the snack bar will close in 10 minutes"
kkkkaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacccccckkkkkkkkk

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5060
(5061 all sites)
Registered: 8/27/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 10:06 PM
hell yeah for the drive in's

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry.

and Vanishing Point.

those were two driv-in movies from my teen years.

and when i was 5 years old, that old drive-in on Herkemur and Windfall roads, in Utica New York....

I could see it from my back porch, about a mile away or so.

 

____________________

 

Peach Pro



Karma:
Posts: 316
(316 all sites)
Registered: 1/10/2007
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 10:14 PM
Ah, the Lawrence Drive In on route 1 in central NJ. The best night I (barely) remember was a triple feature- The Groove Tube, Flesh Gordon, and Yessongs. I don't know who put those 3 together, but it certainly had something for everybody
 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5060
(5061 all sites)
Registered: 8/27/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 10:15 PM
I remember being stuffed in the trunk of my brothers car to get in once.


i think he let me out the next morning.

 

____________________

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 12323
(12446 all sites)
Registered: 2/25/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/24/2007 at 10:17 PM
My father used to to take my mother, brother and I out to a drive-in in Long Island. Forget the name of it now. He insisted my brother and I go in our pajamas.

Now the one in SC that I remember real well had XXX films on Monday and Tuesday nights....

And I can't tell you how many times we drove off with that damn speaker in the door window....

 

____________________
"Political correctness is a doctrine -- fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rapidly promoted by mainstream media -- which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of $hit by the clean end."

 
<<  1    2    3    4  >>  


Powered by XForum 1.81.1 by Trollix Software


Privacy | Terms of Service
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND name, The ALLMAN BROTHERS name, likenesses, logos, mushroom design and peach truck are all registered trademarks of THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. whose rights are specifically reserved. Any artwork, visual, or audio representations used on this web site CONTAINING ANY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS are under license from The ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. A REVOCABLE, GRATIS LICENSE IS GRANTED TO ALL REGISTERED PEACH CORP MEMBERS FOR The DOWNLOADING OF ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE TRADEMARKS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED BY THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO.,INC.
site by Hittin' the Web Group with www.experiencewasabi3d.com