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The drive-in is an enduring symbol of Americana whose continued existence defies some heavy odds. The drive-in theater was created in by chemical company magnate Richard M.
It was popular enough that similar theaters began to open around the country. The drive-in became known as a place where a family could enjoy watching movies from the privacy of their car. Drive-ins really took off after World War II ; by their peak in the late s and early sthere were more than 4, drive-ins all across America. Of course, teens also took advantage of the privacy factor, which made drive-ins notorious as " passion pits " equivalent to " Netflix and chill" in The New '10s.
In the popular imagination, drive-ins are still associated with these tropes derived from the s. However, this heyday couldn't last Drive-ins gradually declined for a number of reasons. The real estate they used became too valuable to "waste" on a business which could operate for only a few hours a day, a few months a year, and even then was subject to bad weather.
Meanwhile, audiences began turning to cable TV and home video for their movie fix, or hitting up the then-new concept of the multiplex theater. Some drive-ins responded by changing their emphasis from family fare to the increasingly violent and sexually explicit exploitation and horror films that were, ironically, the successors to the s B Movies. A few drive-ins even showed outright pornography.
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This was often the only choice some of these theatres had to be able to survive, as it was often difficult to get regular "first run" movies from the major studios, often requiring them to wait months after a film's initial release. However, this practice of showing soft-core and even hard-core porn where it is publicly visible angered people who lived in the residences near the theatre property, who might not want to have an X-Rated film showing where they - or their kids - could see explicit sex acts being performed on a foot high screen no less!
A number of drive-in operators were put on trial over the content of the films they showed, and some communities tried to ban showing porn flicks at drive-ins. Until one owner fought back. In the case of Erznoznik v.
City of Jacksonvillethe United States Supreme Court struck down an ordinance that tried to ban such films at drive-ins, finding the ban violates the first Amendment as excessively broad.
Another common tactic was for drive-ins to add multiple screens. Some rented their land during the day to other businesses, such as flea markets—or managed such businesses themselves. Especially in urban areas, the vast expanses of land necessary for a drive-in became too expensive to maintain, and the land was sold for redevelopment because it just wasn't financially feasible to keep it open.
Therefore, many drive-ins were forced to close between The '70s and the Turn of the Millennium.
In many cases, the land was even turned over to build a shiny new multiplex theater. Beginning in The '90sand continuing thru the Turn of the Millennium and still going strong in The New '10sdrive-ins have enjoyed a revival ; a few new theaters have even opened in the last few years. Some of this is due to Baby Boomer nostalgia, although many current drive-in visitors are too young to remember the medium's heyday.
Also, a "guerrilla drive-in" movement has developed to show films in parks, parking lots and other open urban spaces. Although it's unlikely that drive-ins will ever again be as numerous as they were during The '50sit seems that they're here to stay—at least for the foreseeable future.
During intermissionsdrive-ins traditionally show advertisements for the snack bar, as well as public service announcementsads for local merchants, safety messages and reminders of when the next movie is going to start "10 minutes to showtime! These peppy, often animated ads have a following of their own; many are available on DVD compilations and in the Internet Archive's Moving Image Archive.
Many drive-ins have playgrounds for child patrons to use before the show. Some also have miniature golf courses.
The substantial pre-paved space also allows the drive-in lot itself to temporarily double as the local flea market during the day, providing additional revenue. They've also changed as technology improved. Originally, Drive-ins had physical speakers, attached by wire to a post, which you removed from the post, rolled down your window, placed the speaker inside, then rolled up the window.
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This often caused people to forget they had the speaker attached, causing them to drive off, usually ripping the speaker off the post and possibly breaking the window. Some very small ones just had a single, large speaker. Today, drive ins have low-power broadcast transmitters, that send the audio to your car radio. Some drive-ins even have digital sound usually the DTS format, since they are the only company that does installations for digital sound in drive-ins.
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This also means, if the car has good stereo, that the sound can be as good as that in a high-quality walk-in theater. More recently, some locations have begun using apps to stream audio over wi-fi to viewers' smartphones. Movie Theater Episode is a related trope.
There was also a fan-made commercial for the cancelled Dreamcast port of Half-Life that was merely this same commercial but with Half-Life gameplay and box art sloppily pasted in.
View the original ad here, and the Half-Life version here. Knockin' on Heaven's DoorJet and his cop friend, Bob, discuss about the antagonist Vincent in a futuristic version of a drive in.
Only in this case, the patrons are in their personal mini space ships. Comic Books Tales Of The Starlight Drive Inan award-winning graphic novel written by Michael Sangiacomo, is an anthology of stories set at a single drive-in over 53 years.
An issue of Hsu and Chan had the characters head off to a drive-in and getting caught up in a money making scheme of an old movie anniversary. In the first issue of the original The Transformers comic, the Autobots go to a drive-in theater during their first night on Earth, thinking that cars and trucks are sentient and that the drive-in is a church of some sort.
It takes them a while to realize it's the little fleshy things inside the cars that are the ones watching the movie. Night of the Living Dead: Hunger has zombies attacking unsuspecting moviegoers at a rundown drive-in theater. Fanfic The Midnightverse story Last Date has Dale and Foxglove seeing Pirates of the Caribbean 3 at a drive-in—years before that film was actually released.
Films — Animation Cars: The characters are watching parodies of other Pixar films at the end of the movie; since they're all vehicles of some sort, of course it's a drive-in theatre. Films — Live-Action Targets ends with a sniper taking potshots at patrons at a drive-in theater.
He is eventually faced down by Boris Karloff 's character. A Star Wars-style anti-missile system is hidden underneath an old run-down drive-in theater. Grease had a couple of scenes at one, including the musical number "Sandy". There's an especially bad slasher film called Drive-In Massacre. Explorers has a memorable scene where the home-built spaceship flies slowly across the screen of a drive-in movie theater in the middle of a campy 's sci-fi schlockfest.
A patron in one of the cars complains that the special effects look fake, thinking it's part of the movie, and claims to be able to see the string.
Then the ship turns and zooms right over his head, and he spills his popcorn in shock. In Back to the Future Part IIIDoc Brown has Marty run the DeLorean Time Machine through the grounds of a drive-in to get it up to 88 MPH in order to go back in time, because in the s that area was just sagebrush and empty grassland; when Marty rematerializes he won't end up crashing into a tree or a mountain.
In The Monster SquadSean and his dad sit on their roof with a radio and binoculars so they can watch movies showing at a nearby drive-in without having to pay for tickets.
In Pee-wee's Big AdventureDotty insists early in the movie that Pee-wee take her to the drive-in on a date. It's not until the end that he actually does it, and also runs into almost every other character he's met so far, all present in different vehicles and eating different classic movie snacks.
One of the scenes in Air Buddies has the puppies go to a drive-in theatre and interrupt the showing of Dalmatians. A biker gang is there watching the movie, and when the puppies pass by them Northville Cemetery Massacre includes a scene where a bunch of motorcycles pull up to a drive-in theater specifically, the now-abandoned Jolly Roger Drive-In in the Detroit suburb of Taylor. In Thunderbolt and Lightfootsome of the participants in a just completed vault robbery hide in the huge trunk of a s Chevy, which goes over to the nearby drive-in as a vehicle with a couple of regular customers.
Unfortunately, the clothes of the men hiding are exposed hanging out of the trunk, which causes the manager to call the police. I have to have verified it as a real song. If I can't find it anywhere, I'm assuming it's a product of King's imagination. If anyone knows about a real song that isn't here, let me know.
Some of the songs are traditional, or have been covered by many artists. I didn't put any artist for the traditional ones, and put what seemed to be the most popular artist, the one identified with the song for the ones with multiple cover versions, or the writer if I couldn't determine the artist.
For songs with multiple mentions, the 1st mention ONLY is listed.
Each song is listed once. The list is by no means complete, if you remember a song that's not listed, just let me know.
Hey Jude- The Beatles 2. Onward Christian Soldiers 3. Shall We Gather at the River 4. Careless Love- various artists have done this with various lyrics, I prefer the one by Dinah Washington, as being closest with the series 5. The Drawing of the Three 1. A Boy named Sue- Johnny Cash 4. Folsom Prison Blues- Johnny Cash 5. People- Barbara Striesand 6. We Shall Not Be Moved 7. Paint it Black- Rolling Stones 2. Buffalo Gals- Malcolm McClaren 7.
Sharp Dressed Man- Z. Stardust- Hoagy Carmichael Tube Snake Boogie- Z. Wizard and Glass 1. Somewhere Over the Rainbow- Judy Garland 4. The Green Door 5. Wolves of the Calla 1. Maid of Constant Sorrow- Joan Baez 5. Walk on the wild Side- Lou Reed 6. Summer in the City- Lovin' Spoonful