As I mentioned the other day, I’ve teamed up with Steve Habrat of Anti-Film School to preach the gospel of the drive-in theater. It’s a social media campaign designed to educate folks about the drive-in. You can find more about it on Twitter via #driveinsummer. Throughout the week, I’ll be posting some articles singing the praises of the format.
One of the deepest charms of the drive-in experience is the nostalgia. When you’re sitting in a drive-in, let’s say watching Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in your Prius, you’re taking part in an experience that someone else had in 1968 sitting in a VW Beetle watching the original Planet of the Apes. It’s evocative of a time gone past- the eras in which your parents, and your parents’ parents saw their own versions of a summer movie smash. You’re parked in the same spot, enjoying the same atmosphere, as a family of four from 1950. There’s a lot to be said for that. In honor of that nostalgia, here are some vintage photos of drive-ins.
via and Life Magazine