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.
I am hoping we get to go some time this summer. If you get a chance and you have or have access to a car check it out for yourself