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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jun 17, 2009 11:20pm
Forum: DriveInMovieAds Subject: Re: Drive-In clips removed due to copyright claim

Cool. Maybe they'll make a comeback.

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Poster: cosmicola Date: Jun 17, 2009 11:33pm
Forum: DriveInMovieAds Subject: Re: Drive-In clips removed due to copyright claim

There are 3 or 4 in our whole state, but only 2 are the "classic" style, single screen drive-ins. The other two are of the "pie slice" layout style, with 6 or 8 screens arranged in a big circle and the projection booth/concession stand in the middle. They turn into swap meets on the weekend. I won't even waste my time going to one of those drive-ins.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Jun 17, 2009 11:43pm
Forum: DriveInMovieAds Subject: Re: Drive-In clips removed due to copyright claim

The (2) San Francisco drive-Ins are long gone, as are the ones south of SF on the Peninsula.

One of them was near Hi-Way 101 and cars heading north could catch a brief glimpse of the screen from an angle, for a few yards or thereabouts...

My Mom remembers nearly losing control of the steering wheel as she looked over at the screen right at the moment in PSYCHO when Arbogast (the private eye played by Martin Balsam) is stabbed and stabbed again.

Perhaps relatively tame now but in 1960 it was the first time anything that graphic was shown in a major motion picture.

Perhaps the trailer (and that scene with the screeching violins) for Psycho is not yet in the public domain or ever will be, but it is indelibly imprinted on the public consciousness.







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Poster: cosmicola Date: Jun 18, 2009 12:23am
Forum: DriveInMovieAds Subject: Re: Drive-In clips removed due to copyright claim

Probably the most powerful drive-in experience I can recall is the first time I saw the original Night of the Living Dead, I guess it was 1967 or 68. I was a teenager at the time, but it still scared the ever-lovin' crap outta me.