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sootmann commented about Burlingame Drive-In on Nov 29, 2004 at 8:55 am

Hi there,

Amazing what you can find on the Internet. I was feeling nostalgic and google’d for ‘burlingame drive-in’ and here it is. I worked there in the summer of 1993 as a projectionist. I also did whatever other odd stuff was needed, like hanging my ass 50 feet above highway 101 on cold, windy nights to change the letters on the marquee. Fun times. We showed a main feature (new movie), “co-feature” (2-3-month-old movie), and main feature again. Sunset in the summer is at 9pm and I stayed until the last movie ended. If both movies were long, that might be 4am, and if it was the last night a movie was playing, I’d have to stay another hour or so to pack it up so it could be shipped out. The ticket booth and concession stands closed by 12 so I was there all alone for hours. Got a lot of reading done that summer—I remember I started “Firestarter” one night at midnight and finished it exactly 24 hours later.