Drive-in revival?

posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm

USA Today is reporting a quiet resurgence for drive-ins. They look at a few cases across the country of older drive-ins being reopened and new ones starting from scratch.

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Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on July 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm

The article also said that this is probably short lived because of the fil mindustry going digital in Dec.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on July 20, 2012 at 3:31 am

You see one of these articles about the “revival” of drive-ins every few years. The premise of this one seems to be faulty, though. Right in this article it states that there are 364 drive-ins across the USA today, down from 406 drive-ins in 2007.

Well, that means 10% of the drive-ins that existed just five years ago have now closed down. That’s not a revival – that’s a bloodbath.

raysson
raysson on July 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I love the drive-in’s!!!! You’re right Roger. It’s not a revival,but a bloodbath! Don’t you get sick and tired of these megaplexes? I’ll take the drive-in circuit any day of the week just to save MONEY!!! I saw THE DARK KNIGHT RISES at the local drive-in theatre as of last night for just $5.00 a car load!!! Refreshments were dirt-cheap but it was a great alternative to these moneygrabbing bloodsucking megaplexes that are killing the industry!!!

raysson
raysson on July 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I love the drive-in’s!!!! You’re right Roger. It’s not a revival,but a bloodbath! Don’t you get sick and tired of these megaplexes? I’ll take the drive-in circuit any day of the week just to save MONEY!!! I saw THE DARK KNIGHT RISES at the local drive-in theatre as of last night for just $5.00 a car load!!! Refreshments were dirt-cheap but it was a great alternative to these moneygrabbing bloodsucking megaplexes that are killing the industry!!!

terrywade
terrywade on July 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Any word on the new DI coming to San Diego CA????

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on July 21, 2012 at 2:07 am

The Full Moon Drive-In http://www.fullmoondrivein.com/ is the new one in San Diego. It opens tonight. It shows a different classic movie every Friday and Saturday evening.

Roger
Roger on July 22, 2012 at 11:52 pm

A new one going up in South Dakota

http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/twin-drive-in-takes-shape-near-hermosa/article_e7f05d42-9e2e-11e1-b539-0019bb2963f4.html

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