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  • JohnT 2013/01/19 15:57:47
    Yes
    JohnT
    +5
    Lots of times and we still have one not too far away. I liked them because you could talk without bothering people, bring your own snacks. we used to bring sandwiches and even soup in a thermos, and the cost was reasonable.

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  • Scrappyang 2013/01/25 15:26:43
    Yes
    Scrappyang
    +1
    We always liked the drive-ins better. There was no one making you move, no one was moving their head so you couldn't see all of the screen, our car was cleaner than most seats in the theaters, there weren't a bunch of noisy people talking, etc. Where I lived, the movie selection was always better at the drive ins and there were aways two features most often one being a pre relase one.
  • aracely_dosxx 2013/01/22 15:36:01
    Yes
    aracely_dosxx
    +1
    when i was little but now they closed it down
  • cathy mendoza 2013/01/21 17:29:26
    Yes
    cathy mendoza
    +1
    they were fun--especially when it was $5. a carload--
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2013/01/21 01:12:42
    Yes
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +1
    Many times!
  • KATniss 2013/01/20 17:57:27
    No
    KATniss
    +1
    noo :( seems really nice!
  • Ashley 2013/01/20 17:19:56
    No
    Ashley
    +1
    Never been to one.
  • Bob 2013/01/20 13:16:15
    Yes
    Bob
    +1
    I remember going as a kid it was a blast!
  • baxter 2013/01/20 09:02:32
  • Marcus Clark 2013/01/20 08:15:35
    Yes
    Marcus Clark
    +1
    many times
  • Hirnungah Mancandy 2013/01/20 07:07:36
    Yes
    Hirnungah Mancandy
    +1
    bunches of times before they closed down .
  • nicesteve 2013/01/20 06:00:12
    Yes
    nicesteve
    +1
    I've been to a few drive ins. While I do miss them, I can understand how
    walk in cinemas are edging out the drive in theaters. First, walk in cinemas
    are cheaper. You can pack more admissions in a smaller piece of real
    estate, and also have more screenings per operating day in most walk in
    venues. Both of these make walk ins more ecconomical to operate.
    Second, drive in theaters are rarely able to provide more than six screens,
    while modern walk in cinemas can can offer almost thirty different screens
    at a single location. And third, walk in cinemas are able to offer state of the
    art sound to enhance your viewing experience, while the sound at drive ins
    is able to be only as good as your vehicle's audio system, and the venues
    own radio transmitting equipment.
  • Pudding Cup n.n 2013/01/20 05:58:45
    Yes
    Pudding Cup n.n
    +1
    I thought it was the coolest thing evar! O:
  • wildemanne 2013/01/20 02:00:45
    Yes
    wildemanne
    +1
    spent a good part of my life there it was the most fun i've had in years
  • Aki 2013/01/20 01:56:51
    Yes
    Aki
    +1
    In the middle of summer, in south Georgia, during a small heat wave. Not really the best experience I had.
  • kfallslady 2013/01/20 01:54:55
    Yes
    kfallslady
    +1
    20 yrs ago the last, but many times growing up as a child
  • jule-sy 2013/01/20 01:37:59
    Yes
    jule-sy
    +1
    many times!
  • Mae 2013/01/20 01:20:48
    Yes
    Mae
    +1
    The only times my family went to movies when I was a kid was at the drive-in. It was cheaper, you could still have some privacy, bring in whatever you wanted to eat, and we had a great time! Most of the local walk-in theaters didn't show family movies as much as drive-ins did, so they were great places for families to gather.

    People would bring their kids in their PJ's, and we'd all play on the playground equipment until the pre-movie ads and cartoons would start. Then all the kids would scatter like rabbits, racing back to their cars. Back then, some studios still had a cartoon before the feature would start, and the drive-in offered double-features, so it was a great bargain.

    We still have a 4-screen Drive-in, in business in a neighboring town, maybe 15 minutes away. They hold swap meets there more than they do movies, it seems, but every once in awhile if I'm in that area, I'll still see double-features playing there. I haven't been to that drive-in in ages, though, which is a shame, it's the last one I know of still playing anywhere in our valley or the neighboring valleys.

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  • kitkat42 2013/01/20 00:58:38
    Yes
    kitkat42
    +2
    We used to go all the time. It was cheap family entertainment. And you could relax, talk, drink, eat and................ do whatever!
  • lucythetooth 2013/01/20 00:29:33
    Yes
    lucythetooth
    +1
    I used to live near one and could see the screen from my front porch. If the movie looked interesting, I'd drive over and watch it the next time they played it.
  • Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA 2013/01/20 00:12:26
    Yes
    Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Many, many times.
  • ehrhornp 2013/01/20 00:09:53
    Yes
    ehrhornp
    +1
    When I was growing up there were three drive in theaters I went to. Now they are all closed.
  • avery johnson 2013/01/19 23:44:11
    Yes
    avery johnson
    +2
    use to go regularly growing up
  • Bob S 2013/01/19 21:46:04
    Yes
    Bob S
    +1
    Many times over 60 years ago. I didn't know that they still existed.
  • Ron in Oregon 2013/01/19 21:39:47
    Yes
    Ron in Oregon
    +1
    More About Motor Vu Drive-In
    Screens: 1 Sound: FM, AM
    Car Capacity: 350 Typical season: April - September
    Technical details: none
    Motor Vu Drive-In Timeline:
    There are no timeline entries for this drive-in theater.
  • Keith 2013/01/19 21:28:10
    Yes
    Keith
    +2
    Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away....
  • Diana 2013/01/19 20:25:37
    Yes
    Diana
    +3
    Years ago.I thought it was fun,
  • Bob S Diana 2013/01/19 21:46:40
    Bob S
    +1
    The movie or whatever?????
  • Diana Bob S 2013/01/19 23:52:08
    Diana
    HUH! Whatever.
  • Mr.Steve 2013/01/19 20:04:40
  • Nichole 2013/01/19 20:02:59
    Yes
    Nichole
    +2
    Loved it!! There's one near my parents' home and we go there when we can.
  • **StarzAbove** 2013/01/19 18:50:01
    Yes
    **StarzAbove**
    +3
    Yes and we still have one about 15 minutes away. But haven't been to one in years.
  • Tordgaard 2013/01/19 18:43:33
    Yes
    Tordgaard
    +2
    A couple of times when I was much younger.
    This is now the 3rd time this question has appeared on SH (LA Times just posted it as did another person who used "drive-inn" in her posting).
  • lm1b2 2013/01/19 18:23:22
    Yes
    lm1b2
    +2
    many times
  • Bonita Colley 2013/01/19 18:22:56
    Yes
    Bonita Colley
    +3
    The only way to enjoy a movie in public!!!
  • sneekyfoot 2013/01/19 18:00:44
    Yes
    sneekyfoot
    +3
    that was a big part og my younger life
  • monkeyking908 2013/01/19 16:59:54
    Yes
    monkeyking908
    +3
    i like it wish there where more of them
  • kurtanderson1 2013/01/19 16:40:06
    Yes
    kurtanderson1
    +4
    Back in the eighties....
  • Sister Jean 2013/01/19 16:22:52
    Yes
    Sister Jean
  • Kat 2013/01/19 16:12:07
    Yes
    Kat
    +3
    Many times.
  • JohnT 2013/01/19 15:57:47
    Yes
    JohnT
    +5
    Lots of times and we still have one not too far away. I liked them because you could talk without bothering people, bring your own snacks. we used to bring sandwiches and even soup in a thermos, and the cost was reasonable.

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