Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ooh, Movies!

Every Saturday night my little brother and I would hurry to eat supper, take a bath, and put on our pajamas.  We'd race to the car, whooping with excitement, everyone would pile in, and drive to the local drive-in.  Mind you, this was every Saturday night.  We took our pillows, and had a huge paper grocery bag full of popcorn.  Since 50's parents wisely made small children go to bed at around 7 or 7:30, we pretty much only got to see the "coming attractions", cartoon, and 30 minutes of the movie before we were filling the car with baby-snores.

Sadly, today there are very few drive-ins in America, but a few can still be found in operation.  Sadly, also, there are even fewer paper bags around.  But if you can find a drive-in, and a paper bag, pop some corn and go see a movie!  Take kids and grandkids, and let them experience something special before it's gone forever.


  1. Ahhh yes, the drive in! Luckily, we do still have one in operation, around these parts. And our 'Grands' get taken. :-)

    'Course, I also remember drive-in dates, when I was younger too. :-) Remember the names they were called then? -giggles-


  2. I remember the drive ins but haven't seen one in years. Drive in resturaunts too where they clipped the tray to your door. Don't see those either.



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