Drive Ins Making A Big Come Back!

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  1. Gaastra

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    Looks like drive ins are making a huge comeback!

    Showing movies.

    Singers are now using them to do concerts!

    People are having weddings at them with the big screen livestreaming at families homes who can't go!

    Events can be booked there also.

    Classic films like back to the future and batman 89 are getting shown as well.

    Having monster and horror events.

    New ones are now getting built! (really!)

     
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    There is a drive-in about 30 minutes from me with 3 screens. The flea market is there Sunday mornings.
    Haven't been down there this year but they were showing double features last year. Current released films. The board near the entrance had the names on it.
     
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    Looks like Netflix, amazon and indie movies are showing at drive ins also.

    This one is showing a few.

    King Drive-In

    This one is showing a odd pairing of lovesong and sonic!

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    Drive ins never really went away in small town Pennsylvania. There were 2 of them near the town where I grew up in. There’s a big one with 2 different screens near where I live now. I’m glad to see more of them are opening back up. Actual movie theaters have better sound and picture quality of course, but the drive in experience is much better. You’re only sitting next to people you know at the drive in, and you get a double feature for the price of one ticket.
     
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    Looks like a farmer has turned one of their fields into a drive-in and it's a hit.

    We have one 20 min from here! Hmm.

    Also looks like they can livestream like fathom events type films at them now!

    Someone should tell fathom events that.

    Edit--That link you posted is neat. A drive in on a building!

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    I don't see the point of a drive in. They will never be able to provide the full theater experience when it comes to audio.
     
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    Don't they have the choice to play the audio on your car radio if you don't want the speakers?

    Edit--Looks like some let you use bluetooth and can have the audio on your phone!
     
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    Never thought I'd see the day where drive in theaters come back but then again we never figured we'd see something like Covid-19 happen and yet here we are.
     
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    I've never been to a drive-in, but aren't they famous for people doing things other than watching films?
     
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    That’s the way I’ve always done it. You just tune into the station they tell you to
     
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    It's been a long time since I've been to a drive in. There's one with two screens near my home town that's been in business since the 50's. I don't think it was the last time I went, but the last time I can specifically remember going was for Independence Day (which I remember was playing alongside The Cable Guy). Maybe I'll try going there next time I visit, depending on what's playing.
     
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    I feel like after the pandemic ends, the balance of power with movie theaters is really going to shift. Namely that only the absolute biggest movie theater locations are going to stay open, while smaller, less populated ones are going to die out. The convenience of home rentals and digital streaming is a major threat to movie theaters’ success and they know it, that’s why AMC and Regal are up in arms about Universal. This was going to happen eventually, the pandemic just sped things up, and AMC and Regal are scared shitless. But anyway, I could see movie theaters existing in a sort of niche sort of availability, much like how drive-ins are.

    The success of drive-ins makes me think those will have a bit of a comeback like how vinyls and walkmans have seen a comeback. Streaming and digital is still going to be a major player, and likely the dominant form of movie-viewing, but after them, I can see drive-ins becoming on par with the weakened theater industry.

    I’ve only been to a drive-in once. And it was for Chicken Little.
     
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    Cool I guess. I've never been to one.
     
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    Yeah. They'll be a rise in "if this van's a rockin' don't come a knockin'" bumper stickers now.
     
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    Not really in my book. I like sitting in a full theater because you get to experience the film as a group, especially when it is something as big as a Marvel film.
     
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    o_O  Woooow...how did they ever get away with that one? I don't remember that episode. :confused: 
     
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    Same way they got away with this episode. The dogs wanted to use a auto open door and was collecting shoes everywhere thinking that's how they open it.

     
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