Behold The Drive-In Movie Experience!
One of the greatest ways to see a movie is in the privacy of your own car! It’s a uniquely American pastime, and I hope it never goes away!
I wanted to share a website that celebrates the drive-in movie culture…by hosting a weekend of drive-in horror!
April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama!
Yes, there is such a thing as the “April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama!”
The line-up for the event, which takes place on April 24 and April 25 is: (Friday) THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, THE EVIL DEAD, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS and DEMONS and (Saturday) DAWN OF THE DEAD, ZOMBIE, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY and TOXIC ZOMBIES.
Check out more information on their Facebook page:
Angie Shepler DeAngelo posted this picture on the page from last year’s event:
This looks like such a fun night….as a kid, my friends and I would grab submarine sandwiches and six packs of beer, then head to a drive-in to see horror and/or exploitation double bills like these:
You can keep up on all of these great events by reading the classic website, “DVD Drive-In”…check it out here:
And if you need to learn more about the wild world of drive-in movies, check out this documentary!
“Going Attractions” Documentary!
This 2013 documentary tells the definitive story of the drive-in theater…here is how they describe the film:
“Once a vibrant part of American culture, drive-ins reached their peak in the late 50s with almost 5,000 dotting the nation. Although drive-ins are experiencing a resurgence, today less than 400 remain. In a nation that loves cars and movies, why haven’t they survived?”
This movie is offered for sale on Amazon, and I got myself a copy – it’s a terrific “love letter” to a classic way to see movies – in a car!
Check out the documentary, the website, and head to Monster-Rama! And if you love drive-ins, then you must love the era of classic “double bills!”
Read all about the “double bill” by clicking here:
The best films to see at a drive-in are classic sexploitation movies like this!
Read all about the “Cheerleader” genre in movies by clicking on my story here:
And let me know if you love drive-in movies!
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