It's natural to cheer when new things make old things better. But I also think we cheer when the old becomes the new again. Welcome back to the Drive-In Movie Theater!! And after doing some checking, this weekend you can go, and the weather should be good too! And business doesn't get a whole lot more local than Drive-Ins!
There used to be tons of them when I was growing up, but not many have survived. There is Barberton's Magic City, Midway in Ravenna, AutoRama in North Ridgeville, Mayfield Road Drive-In in Chardon, and The Blue Sky in Wadsworth, Lynn Drive-In Strasburg all still going. There was also Pearl Road Drive-In, 42 Drive-In, Memphis, and others. I'm sure you went to one of those at one time or another. If not, let's go this weekend!
The Drive-In has a couple of very good memories for me. One -Date night as a young guy. I'd wash and wax my cool car, and take my date to the show. It was fun and sort of private. (Pearl Road Drive-In - was my go-to. It's now a driving range so it's still a win!) Two - a whole lot of us would go with multiple cool cars and park in the back and grill out, sitting in lawn chairs for the evening. We'd bring a hibachi or two and make hot dogs, and have a terrific time. Not sure you can do that now though. But we loved it.
This Was My Drive-In Car Back In The Day!
And flash forward all these years later and here we go again, because of the pandemic, drive-ins are back in. And they are showing double features still and many have two screens. This is great! If you have never gone - you need to go!
Here is the schedule of this weekends local Drive-Ins! And if you don't know how to go to one, all the info you need is linked here! (Support Local Business!!)
Go and have some fun! With all the bad news and things you can't do right now, it's good to see one that you can. Take in a Drive-In.