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The Drive-in Remembered


In September 2012 The Mustang Drive-in closed, nothing remains of it now. It is one of my fondest memories of something we did as a family. I only went once to see Smokie & the Bandit but parts of the night stay with me. 

Playing in the playground that stood under the big screen. Going in to get popcorn and a drink and of watching the movie with my mom & dad & brothers. My brothers did the "right turn Clyde" every time they could for days afterwards.

You would have thought that I would have gone in my adult years but I never did. I had other things to concentrate on like learning to survive on welfare with two growing kids and no spouse.

I thought they were all gone and that I would never get to go to one again. A couple of years ago I came across a reference to a Drive-in in the area then a couple of them. This was after the night at the movies in the park became popular. 

At first, I just ignored it but then as I slowly began to come out of the grief cycle for my father I began to get a bit more interested. This year I asked the Professor if we could go to a drive-in this summer and he agreed to take me but so far the timing has been off.



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  1. I distinctly remember seeing American Graffiti 2 with my Mom at a drive-in in the late 70s.
    Too bad they went out of fashion, the kids in the 50s and 60s were lucky!
    I hope you get out to one (the Lindsay Drive-In?) this summer with the Professor.
    Maybe they'll make a revival one day...

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