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Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback thanks to the coronavirus

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Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback thanks to the coronavirus

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· 1y

I actually went to our local drive-in on Friday! It was $12 for two movies. They were showing ET and Jaws for Steven Spielberg weekend. My wife and I loaded up on snacks beforehand (although we supported the venue and got a few things there as well). It was nice to be able to chat a bit with her during the movies. We were able to make fun of the hokey, outdated bits, theorize what was going to happen next, and just do what we wanted.

The place sold out about 2 hours before showtime and we had a very nice night just to ourselves without having to deal with other people.

It was a bit like road tripping but without the need to drive and the places we were going were just in the movies we saw.

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level 2
· 1y

Mchenry Outdoor Theatre by chance? I saw that lineup over there.

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level 2
· 1y

make fun of the hokey, outdated bits

There are no "hokey, outdated bits" in Jaws or ET you MONSTER! (i'm going to go weep for my youth)

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level 2
· 1y

We have one of those big portable Bluetooth speakers that we take to the drive in. The sound is great, it tunes into the station and we don’t have to worry about the car battery.

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level 2
· 1y

Q: What's E.T. short for?

A: Because he's got little legs.

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level 2
· 1y

What did they do about bathrooms?

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level 2
· 1y

"Theorise what would happen next"? Have you never seen Jaws or ET before?

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level 2
· 1y

I was at one on Saturday and it was the first time I’ve ever done it and I loved it. Me and my wife have decided to make it a regular occurrence

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level 2
· 1y

I think you've just sold me on them. I already liked the idea of them but being able to see a movie on a big screen without dealing with other people and their bullshit sounds magical.

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level 2
· 1y

We live about an hour from McHenry, I'm so glad they're open and able to show movies. We went to some of the throwback weekends last year. I love this drive in!

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level 2
· 1y

What time did you get there? It says they open box office around 6:30, but if there is a huge line of cars they’ll open it up. Do you know what time they actually opened it?

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level 2
· 1y

How do they handle the concession stand? My local drive in has huge line up's normally, the area is crammed with people, I can't figure out how they would manage the crowd today and social distancing. The rumour is that they are opening soon, I can't fathom how.

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level 2
· 1y

How much theorizing was required while watching ET & Jaws?

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