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Old August 3rd, 2009, 08:05 AM
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In this day and age drive in theaters are disappearing from the landscape but there are still some around. Here is a list of the drive in theaters. perhaps you would love to take a step back in time and take the family to a drive in. Remember what fun it was back when you were young? Staying up late to watch movies under the summer sky?

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brings back really good memories ..sneaking in by being hidden in the trunk..steamy windows...mosquitoes.....metal speaker in your window with crappy sound...over prices popcorn....steamy windows....double dating...steamy windows
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The Delsea Drive-In in Vineland is about 25 miles from us. It was reopened a couple of years back after being closed for many years. It has gone over big time.

By the way, the Drive-In was invented here in New Jersey.
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We have two in a very short driving distance. They do a lot of business.
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I remember one in Saugus Massachusetts that was open year round. That is rare n the cold Northeast. They had heaters you could rent for .25 for the evening. Those heaters did little to stave of the cold when the temperature was hovering around 0' . I remember going and having heavy blankets to put over us while we sat there watching movies. The Saugus drive in was the oldest one in Massachusetts opened in 1940 but is long gone now.

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Laura, as you know, there's one right here in Lakeland. I've never taken the lovely Mrs. Jones, but it's a thought. 8) As a kid, we used to go to the "Shadeland Drive In" in Indianapolis. As Venice noted, when we were strapped for money (when weren't we strapped for money? ) we'd hide in the trunk until it got dark, then slip out and watch the show. The management was aware of that tactic of course, and started charging by the car load instead.

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Ken, Until today I did not know there was a drive in here in Lakeland. There are still parts of Lakeland that I have not explored. I was exploring the website and found lots of interesting info on all drive ins and theaters in the US. I was saddened to learn that all but one movie house/ drive in that I used to frequent have been demolished. The remaining one is Weirs Drive In at Weirs Beach NH. So sad to see such a fun family outing disappearing.

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Ah, yes, the New Orleans drive ins in the summer - remember pics? I think that was the name - they were coils of mosquito repelent that burned down slowly. Can't say they did much good.

The winter movies were more "memorable" - Venice seems to recall that

It was such fun, if only the mosquitos had not been so awful.

Here in Alex. we still have the remains to two screens. If you know what they are (were) you can make them out under the vines.
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Venice, your " steamy windows " reminds me of a song by Tina Turner as well as the drivein.
Had a skinny girl out to the drive in one night in a '59 pontiac --she got her foot caught in the steering wheel and couldn't get loose--had the darn horn blaring for ever before I could get her foot and leg out !!! That sure cooled off the steamy windows for us !!
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I always prefer the back seat of my 65 mustang for just that reason (plus the front had bucket seats with my 3 speed stick shift)
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