It’s remained an annual tradition with my family of five. With 22 yr. old twins and a 20 yr. old (along with 10 others we invited this summer), we again drove over an hour to our favorite drive-in for a night of family fun. It’s something that we all look forward to and it never gets old.
Over the years, we have brought the kids friends, our friends, and whoever happened to be around our house during the summers. Coolers packed, popcorn popped and boxes of candy fill our vehicles!
It’s quite a drive, but the views on the way are beautiful farm lands.
Back in the 1950’s, there were around 4,000 drive-ins around the country. Today, only 330 remain open.
Although you can see I took a photo of the lot full of car stand speakers, the majority of drive-ins now use FM radio to broadcast sound. We use the radio but still enjoy hearing the speakers too!
We were early enough this year that I could photograph the screen and parking lot while still empty, but the place fills up quickly. The crowded lots give me hope that this cool summer activity will remain around for a few more years.
Interested in drive-in fun facts and history? Check out this site that I used for the few facts presented in this post: https://www.driveinmovie.com/history-of-drive-ins