AHH, MEMORIES…..

QUICK, CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS?

YOU MIGHT NOT GET IT RIGHT AWAY BUT WHEN YOU DO, I GUARANTEE YOU WILL SMILE.

 

 

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AND HERE IS ANOTHER.

 

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YEP, SPEAKERS AT THE DRIVE-IN MOVIES. 

I RAN ACROSS A PIC OF THESE SPEAKERS THE OTHER DAY AND IMMEDIATELY, MY MIND WENT BACK TO THOSE DAYS OF HEADING OFF TO THE DRIVE-IN AND CATCH THE SHOW.  

SOMETHING MAGICAL ABOUT SITTING IN THE CAR, OR IN THE BACK OF A TRUCK, OR IN A JEEP, CONVERTIBLE, WHATEVS, AND WATCHING A MOVIE ON A NICE COOL CRISP EVENING. 

NOW, FOR THOSE THAT LIVE IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE, YOU HAVE TO DRIVE FAR AND WIDE TO CATCH ONE.  SURE, THERE ARE A FEW AROUND THE AREA, ONE IN DICKSON, ONE IN WATERTOWN, ONE UP IN FRANKLIN, KENTUCKY,  BUT FOR MOST, DRIVE-INS ARE SOMETHING OF A BYGONE ERA.

BUT THEY REALLY SHOULDN’T BE. 

 

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YES, I KNOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED BUT HOW AWESOME WOULD IT BE TO LOAD UP AGAIN ON A FRIDAY OR SATURDAY NIGHT, OR IN THE SUMMER, ANY NIGHT AND HEAD TO THE DRIVE-IN?

I SAID, IF I WIN POWERBALL OR COME INTO SOME HUGE WINDFALL OF DOUGH, I WILL OPEN A DRIVE-IN.  AS LONG AS I BREAK EVEN, I COULD CARE LESS WHETHER I MAKE A DIME OR NOT.  

FIRST RUN MOVIES, PRECEDED BY A COOL, OLD FLICK POSSIBLY?

OR VICE-VERSA?

TO SIT IN MY TRUCK WITH KIDS AND WATCH TOY STORY 3, OR SOME OTHER MOVIE LIKE THAT AT A DRIVE-IN WOULD HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.  

 

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AS I LOOKED THROUGH PICTURES OF ALL THESE DIFFERENT DRIVE-INS, YOU CANT HELP BUT GET A LITTLE NOSTALGIC AB OUT THE OLD DAYS.  I AM ONLY 45 BUT I REMEMBER GOING TO THE DRIVE-IN VIVIDLY.

HOW MANY OF US, WHO WERE RAISED IN NASHVILLE, REMEMBER THE DRIVE-IN THEATER IN HERMITAGE, WHERE THE BOWLING ALLEY SITS?  EXACTLY.  I SAW THE MOVIE PIRANHA AND DID GO IN THE LAKE FOR A LONG TIME AFTER THAT.

I MENTIONED THIS TO A FRIEND AND HE SAID NOW, THEY DO THIS IN THEIR BACKYARD, INSTEAD OF SEEKING OUT A DRIVE-IN.

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I FOUND THIS PICTURE AND COULD NOT STOP STARING AT IT. HOW COOL IS THIS?  GET ALL THE NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS TOGETHER, COOK OUT AND WATCH MOVIES ON A HUGE SCREEN IN THE BACKYARD. 

SO VERY COOL.  

WE ADAPT, MOVE ON AND CREATE NEW MEMORIES, I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT THERE IS ALWAYS, ALWAYS A PLACE FOR THE OLD ONES.

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@BIGJOEONTHEGO

3 Comments

  1. Zach Clayton September 17, 2014 1:48 am  Reply

    Still a drive-in on Hwy 70 betqeen Waverly and New Johnsonville Even when I was in high school, it didn’t have speakers. It came theough the AM radio in your car.

    • Joe Dubin September 18, 2014 5:08 pm  Reply

      Yes!! the AM radio…how did I forget that?

      • Cody Slaughter September 25, 2014 6:22 pm  Reply

        There’s still a drive-in in Lewisburg as well. Hi-Way 50 Drive-In. You should check it out. I remember going there and hooking the speakers on the door of the car. I think It’s all on AM now, but it’s a great experience!

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