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Drive-In Movie Ads

Super short advertisements used during intermission at drive-in movie theaters during the 1950's and early 1960's to get people to consume junk food from the concession stand, may be viewed here.

Warning: watching these ads may make you hungry!


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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Welcome Animation (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :43 Sound: Yes Color Description: A color animated film welcoming the audience to the drive-in. Features still photos of 1970s movies and stars, then more animation of the snack bar, hot dogs and soda. Photos include: Liza Minelli, Al Pacino, Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neil, Madeline Cahn, Bob Carol Ted and Alice, The Sting, James Cahn, The Godfather, Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. This clip is from a...
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This intermission film was made for walk-in theatres. "Let's all go to the lobby..." About 3 minutes.
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about 47 seconds. suggestion; insert clip before "coming soon" clip when creating drive-in dvd
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Snack Bar Space Animation (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :36 Sound: Yes (enhanced) Color Description: Whimsical musical animation with a space theme. It opens with a rocket ship about to take off. After countdown the rocket takes off and travels to space where the planets are snacks. They land on a planet with a snack bar that has all the treats. The peppy theme song is sung by a vocal group. This clip is from a compilation of drive-in intermission films...
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Topics: color, drive-in, movie, ad, advertisement, animation, intermission, snack bar, popcorn, candy, ice...
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runs about a minute.suggestion; insert clip at the very beginning when creating drive-in dvd
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Toddy Chocolate Drink: Fearless Fred (Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :49 Sound: Yes Color Description: Starts with a melodramatic animated short entitled The Big Shipwreck, starring Fearless Fred. The ship is wrecked offshore on some rocks. Fred saves the crew then dives back in, swimming to the wreck. The crew is panicked thinking Fred won't make it. Fred returns explaining that he had to go back to retrieve the can of Toddy Chocolate Drink. Next comes footage...
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Topics: color, drive-in, movie, ad, advertisement, animation, intermission, snack bar, 1950s, toddy,...
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Another ad encouraging drive-in patrons to come to the snack bar for some goodies. Suggestion: insert this clip before the previews when making your double feature dvds or use this clip along with others to make your own intermission show.
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Topics: drive-in, snack bar, clip
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Snack Bar: Rico's Nachos (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :45 Sound: Yes Color Description: A color animated film featuring Rico (cheese drip) Nacho (tortilla chip) and Pepe (jalapeno) introducing themselves and persuading viewers to visit the snack bar for refreshments and nachos. Next is footage of a snack bar, popcorn, candy soda and nachos, followed by shots of preparing chips, pouring cheese, and adding jalapenos. And then a final shot of all items...
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Snack Bar Art Deco Animation (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :36 Sound: Yes Color Description: Simple animated text messages with colorful art deco backgrounds. The first being footage of sparkly waves. Then hand painted art deco geometric abstracts. The message of course is to visit the theater's refreshment stand. Music only, no announcer. This clip is from a compilation of drive-in intermission films found here on Internet Archives in the Drive-In Movie...
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Topics: color, drive-in, movie, ad, advertisement, animation, intermission, snack bar, art deco
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A short PSA in which Julie Andrews explains what the MPAA rating system is and what the ratings mean. Suggestion: insert this clip before the previews when making your double feature dvd.
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Topics: Julie Andrews, MPAA, ratings, PSA
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Snack Bar Circus Animation (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :30 Sound: Yes Description: An animated color short titled The Ringmaster with snacks performing circus acts. Very simple animation opens on a ringmaster with circus music who opens the curtains revealing candy acrobats, popcorn out of a canon, soda tight wire, and ends with clown and ringmaster opening the curtain to the snack bar, announcing intermission. This clip is from a compilation of...
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Topics: color, drive-in, movie, ad, advertisement, animation, intermission, snack, bar, circus, ringmaster,...
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Snack Bar Leprechaun Animation (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length: :44 Sound: Yes Color Description: A color animated gem that starts following a rainbow to a leprechaun guarding his treasure chest. His chest is filled with popcorn hot dogs candy ice cream and soda. The announcer comments they can find these things at the snack bar, so the leprechaun asks if he could get a job there. This clip is from a compilation of drive-in intermission films found here on...
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Olds Cutlass (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :29 Sound: Yes Color Description: A couple is cruising in their new Cutlass admiring their purchase. The announcer comments on the fastback design. They stop at a newsstand. The husband comments on the optional swivel seats before exiting. The wife exits and gets in the driver's seat because she wants to drive. It ends zooming into a p&p with local car dealer info. In actuality this is a drive-in movie...
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Snack bar Castleberry Barbeque (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :37 Sound: Yes Color Description: A color film from Castleberry Barbeque persuading drive-in customers to go visit the snack bar for treats and of course a Castleberry Barbeque burger. It opens on a shot of a burger with text/logo, jazzy piano music and announcer. Shows how the meat is supposedly cooked, a kid eating a burger, popcorn, cup of soda, candy, French fries, zoom out of all items, and...
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An animated ad for Toddy, the milkshake in a can. Suggestion: insert this clip at the beginning of the previews on your double feature dvds or use this with other clips to make your own intermission show.
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Topics: drive-in, Toddy, ad
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Musical Animation (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- 1:00 Sound: Yes (enhanced) Color Description: This is a color animated musical interlude used in between drive-in movie ads during intermission. Sort of rare because most of these films had built in advertisement. A simple animated musical piece apparently used for entertainment, possibly at the end of the evening. It's essentially 3 evening scenic shots, with three snowflakes in between and ends with a...
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Intermission 3 - Coke Painter (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :56 Sound: Yes (enhanced) Description: An animated short about a painter who wants to eat things he paints, like popcorn candy Sprite soda and ice cream (actual footage). When he's finished painting the items disappear from the canvas before he can eat them. Clearly frustrated he paints a bomb and it blows him up. So he paints a pretty gal who gives a Sprite and popcorn to him, and he's happy. It...
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Category: Stock Footage Title: Drive-In Cartoon (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :09 Sound: No Color Description: Short color still-frame animation of a drive-in movie screen and concession stand circa 1950's. This clip is from a compilation of drive-in intermission films found here on Internet Archives in the Drive-In Movie Ads section. Most are color but there are a few black & whites because of their quality or uniqueness. PLEASE NOTE: These clips have been modified from the originals....
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Hot Dog Ad 1 (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :25 Sound: Yes (enhanced) Color Description: Hot dog color animation ad that's a little on the weird side. This clip is from a compilation of drive-in intermission films found here on Internet Archives in the Drive-In Movie Ads section. Most are color but there are a few black & whites because of their quality or uniqueness. PLEASE NOTE: These clips have been modified from the originals. They have been...
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Drizzle Gard (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :42 Sound: Yes Black and White Description: Black and white ad for Drizzle Gard, an invention designed to keep rain off your windshield while at the drive-in, thus saving your battery. For the die-hards that actually stayed at a drive-in during the rain. Basically suction cups and a plastic sheet. This clip is from a compilation of drive-in intermission films found here on Internet Archives in the Drive-In Movie...
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Magic Coffee (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :11 Sound: No Color Description: This color clip was stripped of the audio and footage cut off at the end because the audio wasn't very good and the ending on both copies I found weren't in good condition. This clip is from a compilation of drive-in intermission films found here on Internet Archives in the Drive-In Movie Ads section. Most are color but there are a few black & whites because of their quality...
Topics: color, drive-in, movie, ad, advertisement, animation, intermission, snack, bar, refreshments,...
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Dairy Queen Dreams (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- 1:08 Sound: Yes (enhanced) Black and White Description: B&W Dairy Queen ad in which the Dairy Queen comes down from the Dairy Queen in the sky in the middle of the night and takes three kids up back up on the Milkshake Way singing a delightful song. Ad slate for a local Dairy Queen at the end. This clip is from a compilation of drive-in intermission films found here on Internet Archives in the Drive-In...
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Hot Dog Ad 2 (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :25 Sound: Yes (enhanced) Description: An animated color ad featuring a hot dog preparing for the big show (a kid's mouth). At first I thought there was no audio but after increasing the volume a couple times I discovered a delightfully sung little ditty, which I then remixed. This clip is from a compilation of drive-in intermission films found here on Internet Archives in the Drive-In Movie Ads section. Most are...
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Topics: color, film, drive-in, movie, ad, advertisement, animation, hot dog
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Intermission 4b Circus (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :53 Sound: Yes Color Description: This is apparently part 2 of an animated circus intermission announcement. This features snacks performing circus tricks with music and announcer. This clip is from a compilation of drive-in intermission films found here on Internet Archives in the Drive-In Movie Ads section. Most are color but there are a few black & whites because of their quality or uniqueness....
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runs only a few seconds. suggestion; insert clip directly before first feature when creating drive-in dvd
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Hot Dog Ad 3 NepCo (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :13 Sound: Yes Description: Not really the ad (which was only a still frame w/text), just cropped and enlarged the hot dog image that was on the still frame because he looked kind of creepy. This clip is from a compilation of drive-in intermission films found here on Internet Archives in the Drive-In Movie Ads section. Most are color but there are a few black & whites because of their quality or...
Topics: color, film, drive-in, movie, ad, advertisement, hot dog, NepCo