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Title: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 09, 2012, 11:46:33 pm
Tell us about your favorite Movie Theaters and Drive-In's that you went to as a kid or are currently attending now.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 10, 2012, 12:00:38 am
Fine Arts Theater

Circa 1976-79ish
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/San%20Diego/Pacific%20Beach/FineArtsTheater.jpg)


I'm actually stunned that I even found this pic online. I'm always searching for snapshots of my past of when I was a kid. My story about Fine Arts is that it's use to be right down the street where I live. Fine Arts Theater has a pretty interesting history. It started off as a legit Movie House (from what I can remember) and then somewhere along the way, early 70's it became and Adult Theater. I was around 6-7 years old when it was still an active  P o r n  palace and on the wall outside they had full One Sheet Posters in Light Frame Boxes of what was playing at the time and what was coming soon. It was really strange, even as a kid to see stuff like this. To get from my Grandparents house to Newberry, we (as in me and my Grandpa) would have to walk pass it and the theater just looked so cool and larger than life.

But seeing half naked chicks on the Posters with my Grandpa along side of me made me feel uncomfortable. A few years later, they changed it back to an Art House (thus the name Fine Arts) and one of the last movies they showed there was The Gods Must Be Crazy, which my Mom went to see. They never really closed the theater itself, but demolished the entire building. I'm still  p i s s e d  off that it's gone....for a lot of reason. I think the above pic is around 76-79.

I will search for more pics of the other 2 theaters we had back in the day and post.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 10, 2012, 12:13:24 am
The Roxy Theater

Circa 1979
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/San%20Diego/Pacific%20Beach/ADIC_RoxyTheater8009.jpg)


I loved this theater as a kid. It was the only "legit" theater we had then and believe it or not, the last one we've had in our town since then. How long ago was this? The last movie I saw at The Roxy was Jaws. Yup, we haven't had a movie house since then. It closed a few years later. Currently, our Post Office sits in the same spot. But yeah, this one was a good one for sure.

Now I have to find a pic of our Drive-In Theater, which probably isn't anywhere to be found online since I have searched for years for one. Grrr! You can see by the marquee that it was 1979 with Caligula playing.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 10, 2012, 12:17:49 am
The Roxy Theater News


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The Roxy Theater, where the post office is today, opened on Dec. 16, 1943 as a proud member of the Fox-West Coast theater chain. Many of the Pacific Beach kids who remember Saturday matinees at the Roxy are grandparents today. Scott Shore purchased the building in 1977 and booked live shows and art movies. I took this photo in September of 1980, when “Caligula” was the featured film. It featured Malcolm McDowell, John Gielgud, Peter O’Toole and Helen Mirren. The post office announced, on March 2, 1981, that it had spent $1.1 million to purchase the property. The theater was demolished three months later.


I was pretty sure that it closed in 1980, my first year playing Little League Baseball because I wanted to go see a movie there. But we never did.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 10, 2012, 02:43:28 pm
hahahaha Caligula....that's awesome.

I saw Dire Straights on the Sultan's of Swing tour there with my dad.

I also saw the original Nosferatu at one of the two theatres.....the scary black and white one.

very cool Chip....super fun to see that.

and what's crazy is I actually remember when Caligula was playing there....so you joke about my drug addled memory....you'd never forget the name Caligula.

;)

Title: First Drive-In Theater
Post by: Mac on June 06, 2012, 04:08:04 am
Jun 6, 1933:
First drive-in movie theater opens


(http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/google-doodle-drive-in-theaters.jpg)

Note Google Doodle today

On this day in 1933, eager motorists park their automobiles on the grounds of Park-In Theaters, the first-ever drive-in movie theater, located on Crescent Boulevard in Camden, New Jersey.

Park-In Theaters--the term "drive-in" came to be widely used only later--was the brainchild of Richard Hollingshead, a movie fan and a sales manager at his father's company, Whiz Auto Products, in Camden. Reportedly inspired by his mother's struggle to sit comfortably in traditional movie theater seats, Hollingshead came up with the idea of an open-air theater where patrons watched movies in the comfort of their own automobiles. He then experimented in the driveway of his own house with different projection and sound techniques, mounting a 1928 Kodak projector on the hood of his car, pinning a screen to some trees, and placing a radio behind the screen for sound. He also tested ways to guard against rain and other inclement weather, and devised the ideal spacing arrangement for a number of cars so that all would have a view of the screen.

The young entrepreneur received a patent for the concept in May of 1933 and opened Park-In Theaters, Inc. less than a month later, with an initial investment of $30,000. Advertising it as entertainment for the whole family, Hollingshead charged 25 cents per car and 25 cents per person, with no group paying more than one dollar. The idea caught on, and after Hollingshead's patent was overturned in 1949, drive-in theaters began popping up all over the country. One of the largest was the All-Weather Drive-In of Copiague, New York, which featured parking space for 2,500 cars, a kid's playground and a full service restaurant, all on a 28-acre lot.

Drive-in theaters showed mostly B-movies--that is, not Hollywood's finest fare--but some theaters featured the same movies that played in regular theaters. The initially poor sound quality--Hollingshead had mounted three speakers manufactured by RCA Victor near the screen--improved, and later technology made it possible for each car's to play the movie's soundtrack through its FM radio. The popularity of the drive-in spiked after World War II and reached its heyday in the late 1950s to mid-60s, with some 5,000 theaters across the country. Drive-ins became an icon of American culture, and a typical weekend destination not just for parents and children but also for teenage couples seeking some privacy. Since then, however, the rising price of real estate, especially in suburban areas, combined with the growing numbers of walk-in theaters and the rise of video rentals to curb the growth of the drive-in industry. Today, fewer than 500 drive-in theaters survive in the United States.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 02, 2012, 12:57:43 pm
Fine Arts Theater

Circa 1976-79ish

Pacific Beach Movie House To Close (http://articles.latimes.com/1986-02-21/entertainment/ca-10487_1_fine-arts-staff)


Doing a search on Fine Arts Theater, I found this article, dated February 21, 1986. I miss my old neighborhood and everything it had to offer. It was unique and had character. Now and for the past 25 years it's just your typical "been-there-seen-it" town. Bah!!
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 02, 2012, 01:08:51 pm
Now & Then: June 10, 2010 (http://www.sdnews.com/view/full_story/7877815/article-Now---Then--June-10--2010)


Found another article on Fine Arts. Now I can give credit to the photographer that took the pic. I think. Anyway, it's John Fry. Gonna try and get in touch with him. Sent him an email. Want to see if he has any more pics of not just the movie house, but some of the other prominent places in town. Hopefully he has a pic of our Drive-In Theater which I still can't find anywhere online.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Mac on July 02, 2012, 01:31:04 pm
The Olympic Drive-In aka: The Big O.

Well, I don’t know about my favorite drive-in. It did show p orn. Yes, that’s right, an outside screen theater showing p orn.

The Olympic Drive-In aka: The Big O.

I only went a time or two and they are forever burned in my brain. It was so odd. Went with a bunch of high school friends. The fence enclosing the theater grounds was draped in black material and most of it was torn. It was only an attempt to hide the screens from the public and surrounding neighborhood.

(http://photos.cinematreasures.org/production/photos/11259/1310334376/large.jpg?1310334376)

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This drive-in opened as the Rock Road in Pagedale by Wehrenberg Theatres and had a 400 car capacity. After changing ownership in the early-1960’s it began running **** movies. They had to install a large screen around the drive-in and it was drapped in a black vinyl material so that the screen couldn’t be seen from the Rock Road. There were constant battles between the drive-in owners and the city of Pagedale over violations because of the films that were being run. They would make inspections of the facility and cite them for the least of irregularities.

It was closed in 1977 and is now a junk yard, but the large marquee with the giant Olympic torch is still facing the Rock Road.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 02, 2012, 01:46:40 pm
Just outside of our town in the adjacent town they had a strip that had at one time 6 Drive-Ins's next to each other. Meaning it was a Screen, then a parking lot, then another screen, parking lot......As it became obsolete, it was down to 3 and then eventually 0. Bah!!!! But it was really cool when my Mom would drive by at night time and I'd see these huge screens with movies showing. There was no hiding it, even though it was enclosed behind walls. Still trying to find pics of those theaters that don't suck.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 16, 2012, 06:08:03 pm
I was walking by my old Jr. High School today, which isn't far from where I live. Anyway, walking by I notice a sign on the chain link fence and it said "FullmoonDriveIn". So, I investigated more when I got home and this is what I found out. This is a new thing where they open up the school grounds dirt field for cars and on selected days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) they will be showing a different movie each day. Those that bring their cars have to pay 20 bucks. But they said you can pack as many people into one car and the price is the same. Pedestrians pay 10 bucks. Upon entering they give you the FM station that will have the soundtrack to the movie, which is interesting in itself.

This coming Friday they will be showing Top Gun, on Saturday it's When Harry Met Sally and on Sunday it's E.T. I will definitely head down Friday to see how this is operated and how big the screen is, etc...If I like what I see, I will definitely shoot for Sunday and see E.T. Showtime starts at 8:30pm each night.

I've been longing for the days of my past Movie Houses and Drive-In's. So this just might be what the Doctor ordered. More information and showtimes can be found at FullMoonDriveIn (http://www.fullmoondrivein.com/movies/now_showing)
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on July 16, 2012, 06:21:28 pm
very cool.

not sure we'd make it down this weekend...but I'd for sure keep my eyes peeled for future shows.

Danika broke her arm last night at her grandparents...so she's kind of on the mend right now

Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 16, 2012, 06:44:41 pm
This might be a Summer-Only thing. That is unless it made a lot of money on a daily basis to justify going year round. Sucks about Danika. Ouch.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 20, 2012, 09:48:24 pm
FullMoonDrive-In - Opening Night (Top Gun - July 20, 2012)

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(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Chips%20Pics/FullMoonDriveIn/07-20-12%20Opening%20Night%20Top%20Gun/100_2323.jpg)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Chips%20Pics/FullMoonDriveIn/07-20-12%20Opening%20Night%20Top%20Gun/100_2325.jpg)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Chips%20Pics/FullMoonDriveIn/07-20-12%20Opening%20Night%20Top%20Gun/100_2333.jpg)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Chips%20Pics/FullMoonDriveIn/07-20-12%20Opening%20Night%20Top%20Gun/100_2344.jpg)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Chips%20Pics/FullMoonDriveIn/07-20-12%20Opening%20Night%20Top%20Gun/100_2363.jpg)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Chips%20Pics/FullMoonDriveIn/07-20-12%20Opening%20Night%20Top%20Gun/100_2374copy.jpg)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Chips%20Pics/FullMoonDriveIn/07-20-12%20Opening%20Night%20Top%20Gun/100_2388.jpg)



Well, I just got back from checking out opening night for FullMoonDrive-In theater and I gotta say that I was impressed by how organized they were and the massive turnout as well. I was expecting maybe 30 cars total and maybe a few walk-ins. Not the case here at all. A lot of people showed up and the staff did a great job in getting the cars into their respective spots. Since I won't be driving because I'm only two blocks away, I will always be doing the walk-in personally. I liked how they have it set up for those that choose not to drive. They have  a few rows of reclining style seats up near the front.

Also, I was wondering what the PA System would be like. Reading FullMoon's FAQ, I was under the impression the audio would be through the radio only. Nope. They have a PA System set up in the front for those without cars and it was louder than I expected it to be. Personally I want it even louder than that!!!! So, what about the screen? It was big. Much bigger than I even thought it would be. I was expecting it to be half the size. Hell man, I could see the screen from my house. So, this is only a partial review because I have yet to experience a movie and give my thoughts on how that plays out. But I can say just by my initial curiosity look into this, that it's gonna be very successful for the long run. But that of course will be dictated by what they decide to play. I'd like to see both T2: Judgement Day and Aliens sometime this summer there for sure. I'd buy my tickets for those right now if they said they were on sale.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on July 20, 2012, 10:00:58 pm
wow amazing man....looks like they did a kick ass job....really glad you went to check it out.

I am sitting here sweating like a dog working...I am sure it was nice and cool outside!
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 20, 2012, 10:11:15 pm
The weather was absolutely perfect tonight. Another reason why doing a Walk-In makes more sense for me. Too nice to be sitting inside a car.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on July 20, 2012, 10:15:27 pm
plus outdoors you have a chance to meet a new special friend for the night.

was there pop corn...I have a trick I do with the bag....the ladies love it

hahahahahaha

;)
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 20, 2012, 10:22:34 pm
They sell popcorn, but not sure it's bucket style. So, your technique is null and void.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on July 20, 2012, 10:24:21 pm
dang!~....do they have nachos??...I've got one for that container as well

;)

gotta be careful not to get the peppers though!

 ;D

hahahahaha
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 20, 2012, 10:28:54 pm
You're crazy! Be sure to wear a bib with your nacho's. Ha.

Hey, you know they are playing The Goonies next week? That was actually the last movie I saw at the Point Loma Theater before it became a book store. I may go to that one too. They need to screen Jaws since that was the last one I saw at the Roxy Theater. I would for sure go to that one.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on July 20, 2012, 10:49:43 pm
Jaws is still one of THE scariest movies of all time.

I am going to be slammed for the next 2-3 weeks unfortunately...if I have any hope of getting through this full issue of detective I am going to have to dig in big time...

it's worth it though...I really want to do the full issue if I can.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 20, 2012, 10:53:22 pm
Why wouldn't you be doing the entire issue? They gonna farm pages out to other inkers?
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 29, 2012, 09:47:54 am
Valley Circle Theater (Mission Valley, San Diego)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/San%20Diego/Mission%20Valley/ValleyCircleTheaterSanDiego.jpg)


I loved this theater!!! This wasn't in PB, but over in Mission Valley which is just a 10 minute drive from PB. I have a lot of fond memories of this theater. The two films I remember most about this one is that this is where I saw Star Wars for the first time. Twice on the same day actually. Ended up seeing Star Wars 4 times at the same theater during its initial run. The other movie that I remember seeing here was The Karate Kid. I remember walking through the lobby after the movie was over and begging my Mom to let me take karate lessons. Hi-ya!! What was really cool about this location is that just half a parking lot away (to the left of this picture) was another theater called Cinema 21 which had the biggest single screen in San Diego at the time. I will post a pic of that when I can dig through and find a suitable picture to my liking.

They don't make 'em like they use to. Now it's all Multiplex theaters. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/banghead.gif)

*Sigh*
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on July 29, 2012, 10:15:57 am
I saw Star Wars there too...and I believe Raiders of the Lost Arc....I also saw Phantom Menace there which I believe was the last film I saw there....

great theater was very sad to see it go.

Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 29, 2012, 10:19:50 am
I saw Raiders Of The Lost Arc at the Grossmont Theater, which for me is STILL the granddaddy of all movie houses. I have never been in a more lush, surreal environment for a movie. It made Raiders even better than you could possibly imagine. Yes, I saw it twice there on opening day too! Haha! I've searched online looking for a pic or two of the original Grossmont Theater, sadly there are none to be found. Bah!! I saw a few Bond films there as well.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 29, 2012, 10:21:22 am
FYI, I'm sure you remember this, but Valley Circle was the ONLY place in San Diego showing Star Wars, which made the lines ungodly long!!!
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 06, 2012, 03:50:54 pm
Grauman's Chinese Theatre

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Misc/Theaters/Graumans_Chinese_Theatre_Wallpaper_6fuom.jpg)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Misc/Theaters/grauman-s-chinese-theatre-star-s-hands-place-los-angeles-united-states1152_12757009324-tpfil02aw-14263.jpg)

Even though this theater isn't in my town or even in my city (it be in Hollywood, California), I still wanted to give a shout out to Grauman's Chinese Theatre since I have seen a movie there. But for the life of me I can't remember what movie it was. This was after all back around 1980 or something when I went there.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 06, 2012, 04:52:51 pm
Ah-ha!!!! Now I remember what movie it was. It was Time After Time with Malcolm McDowell. I started visualizing the props they had outside the main door of the theater and one of the props was the actual Time Machine used in the movie. So, I wasn't that far off in placing the year. The movie came out in 1979. Take THAT failing memory!!!!! (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/slappingfaceoverandover.gif)
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 06, 2012, 05:20:02 pm
was hoping they built that in the PBJH playground for drive in movie night...damn

;)
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 06, 2012, 05:41:59 pm
I still think they should tear down the condo's and put back the original Drive-In just off the Freeway.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 06, 2012, 06:56:04 pm
I agree...that place was cool!
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 06, 2012, 06:58:39 pm
What was the official name of the Drive-in in PB? I can't remember it at all. Memory......failing.

*Sigh*
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 06, 2012, 07:03:10 pm
I want to say Pacific was the name of it.....my dad would probably know...or mom.

wasn't called moonlight or twilight drive in was it?
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 06, 2012, 07:04:47 pm
Twilight....kinda sounds like it could have been. But I wouldn't quote me on it.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 06, 2012, 07:07:03 pm
this will keep you busy for the night.

you're welcome

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2008/aug/01/drive-in-theaters-in-san-diego-complete-illustrate/

hahaha
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 06, 2012, 07:08:42 pm
Pacific was right.

yeah I still have my memory!
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 06, 2012, 07:15:43 pm
I actually read that article about 6 months ago and there were a lot of inaccurate stuff in there. Some of the pics that they had as belonging to PB and Midway were in fact not. Not sure if they have corrected those.

Other news, I tried doing a search for other theaters from my childhood that I wanted to revisit: UA Glasshouse and Mann Theater near Sports Arena and the original Clairmont Theater. Also looked for UTC Mann Theater, but I couldn't find anything on those.

Dude, what was the name of the theater that was in La Jolla across from that Old White Church? It was just off of Pearl Street. I think it was Pearl.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 06, 2012, 07:22:25 pm
still that theater was the Pacific...which was my first thoughts on it.

the one is La Jolla was the Cove.

Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 06, 2012, 07:23:12 pm
Yeah, it's definitely the Cove.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 06, 2012, 07:29:25 pm
and the other is definitely the Pacific.

:)

I saw a few movies at the Cove....the last which was about 2 months before it closed was Adaptation.

Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 06, 2012, 07:31:39 pm
La Jolla Cove Theater

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/San%20Diego/La%20Jolla/LaJollaCoveTheater.jpg)

It closed in 2002 to become a Furniture Store. Booooooo!!!!!

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_mad.gif)

Guess what the last movie was that I saw at the Cove Theater.

It was...

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 06, 2012, 07:34:02 pm
Good call on Pacific Drive-In. It was too obvious that I began questioning it's legitimacy. Bah!!
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 07, 2012, 09:22:03 am
was bummed when they closed the Cove.

I was really hoping La Jolla as a community would realize the importance of keeping an old landmark.

but nope.

now it's a furniture store as you said,  that sells...pretty ugly stuff mostly.

Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 07, 2012, 09:27:53 am
I don't put much stock in what La Jolla does. They save those 2 Red Houses by the Cove (not the theater, but just off the park down by the shores) as National Landmarks and then let sit alone collecting dust. They don't even bother to do anything with the landscape to make it at least presentable.

If there was one thing worth saving in La Jolla, it was the Cove Theater. I may not have gone to a lot of movies at the particular location, but it was always a thrill for me to see it when I went by it on foot or by car. It was nice knowing that it was still there.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 07, 2012, 10:00:14 am
yeah those red shacks just sit...it would cost so little to do some proper landscaping around them...they have been sitting and rotting the last 17 years...I know because I used to walk past them every day when I worked in La Jolla...it's pretty disgusting how cheap rich people are

:)
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 01, 2012, 08:38:10 pm
I went by the Full Moon Drive-In last night (Sunday) and it was dark. It wasn't even open for business. I'm guessing that since school is back in full swing that Sunday's aren't financially viable with kids having to be up at the crack of dawn the next morning. It's still a little disconcerting that already they are scaling back to just Friday and Saturday's now.

*Sigh*
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on October 01, 2012, 09:11:24 pm
ah bummer

well at least they still do friday saturday!

have they done Jaws yet??

Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 01, 2012, 09:20:39 pm
They did Jaws about 3 weeks ago.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on October 02, 2012, 12:00:30 am
that movie is the ****.

they should have kicked off summer with that one...scare the crap out of everyone all summer with thoughts of **** jaws swimming around out there.

worked for me

I still hate the ocean because of that movie...some 30 years later!
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 02, 2012, 04:45:23 am
Agreed it should have been the movie to kick off Summer with.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: boyinblack80 on October 02, 2012, 12:37:43 pm
hahahahahah

man that movie was SO great.

I drew Jaws for probably a year after that....it was Star Wars, KISS stages and their faces, and JAWS!
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 02, 2012, 12:42:03 pm
I talked to the guy that is running Full Moon Drive-In and he said that Sunday nights are coming back. He would elaborate on why it was pulled in the first place though.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Mac on October 02, 2012, 06:37:42 pm
That bastige
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 25, 2013, 08:33:54 pm
Yeah, my local Drive-In now has access to new movies. Double feature tonight: Iron Man 3 and Oz the Great and Powerful . Unfortunately, I can't get away from here. Grrrr!
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Neumatic on May 25, 2013, 09:10:27 pm
Iron Man + Oz =

(http://www.themarysue.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/dorothy-iron-man-437x550.jpg)
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 25, 2013, 09:11:29 pm
Hahahaha. What are the odds on that even existing to satisfy my post?
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Neumatic on May 25, 2013, 09:16:29 pm
I'm just lucky I could find it again, I saw it a while ago on a random web page.  Thanks Bing search!
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 03, 2013, 06:15:45 pm
The oddest and most unusual double feature ever in the history of film takes place tonight here (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/the-drive-in-theater/movie-theaters-and-drive-in's/msg10752/#msg10752). It's the foul-mouth, blood soak  o r g y  carnage known as Smurfs 2, paired up with the romantic song and dance musical known to the world simply as The Wolverine. Haha. Crazy. Do they even think of how it looks when they are coming up with these double features? I doubt it.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 23, 2013, 07:56:14 am
I went by Full Moon Drive-In this week and noticed that there was no marquee up for any movies. Just checked on their Full Moon Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FullMoonDriveIn) page and sure enough.....they are done. This sucks.  :( It was great while it lasted.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Neumatic on July 15, 2016, 06:55:01 pm
Movie theater in South Korea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qfsusYa8ZQ

They might be too far away from the screen, but dang I like those luxury seats.  This would actually be good inspiration for home theater designs... and I might use this as inspiration for some of my starships as well.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Neumatic on July 22, 2016, 07:10:45 pm
Cinepolis luxury theater chain is expanding (http://www.indiewire.com/2016/07/luxury-theater-chain-cinepolis-expanding-us-cinemas-1201707606/?platform=hootsuite) and dang do those look seats look nice.  Though I wonder if I'd be willing to pay 20 bucks a ticket for leather seats, menu service... I don't drink so the bar service doesn't really mean anything to me, but at the same time, the liquor laws in my state will determine if one of these opens near me and if it does well.

And honestly, having seen two movies in two days, as much as the luxury experience would be neat, once the movie starts, I'm in the movie.  i don't really think about the chair I'm sitting in (just if it's in the right spot), and 2 hours and change isn't that long in the grand scheme of things.  It's not a seat in an international flight.  I'd certainly be willing to try, and I'm sure the actual EXPERIENCE will inform my opinion far more than anything else.  So we shall see.  Still, interesting news.  Americans on average see four movies a year, so the idea of making that a luxury experience makes sense.  But they also complain about the high prices, and this sounds like more than usual.  Will the benefit outweigh the cost?  It'll be interesting to see.
Title: Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 22, 2016, 07:19:06 pm
$20! That's insane.