Kentucky drive-in theaters see popularity rise again

posted by Michael Zoldessy on August 15, 2011 at 7:48 am

According the the Daily Journal, some Kentucky drive-ins have been getting better and better business the past decade. Their argument is that the drive-in provides some advantages that a regular theater can’t provide nowadays.

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Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on August 15, 2011 at 7:55 am

Sure, you can take the dog and kids but the dim image and mono sound doesn’t a great night out a the movies make. On the other hand the popcorn’s freshly popped and pizzas aren’t too bad either.

KenLayton on August 15, 2011 at 8:41 am

The Rodeo 3 Drive-in Theater in Port orchard/Bremerton, Washington is an excellent theater. They have digital sound and very bright, clear pictures on all three screens. Coupled with reasonable prices, excellent food, and they even have a fully functioning playground for the kids.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on August 15, 2011 at 10:38 am

Mono sound? I don’t know about Kentucky but here in Southern California, all our drive-in sound is pumped through an FM transmitter that feeds to our car radios. And the picture ain’t dim either thanks to a projection system called Tecnalight!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Good news no matter what on the sound problem.people are coming back.We had a beautiful location high on a Hill in North Augusta,S.c. overlooking Downtown Augusta.Hilltop Drive-in Theatre,alas its long gone. today a money maker,times change.

MPol on August 16, 2011 at 3:18 am

I’m glad to hear that drive-in movie theatres are making a comeback in Kentucky and other parts of the country. I guess they’re more popular in climates that’re temperate all year around…no?

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