On the way to Nacagdoches this drive-in theater passed me by. Quickly I changed lanes, made a U-turn, pulled the car along the shoulder and took this shot. I just love drive-in theaters and want so much to go to one.
My first date was at the drive-in on corner of Mission Boulevard and Ramona in Montclair CA. The drive-in is still in business and I just pulled it up on google maps to see. What memories. When in high school, we went to see movies there frequently. DWS took me there for our first date and it was Friday the 13th #7 or something like that. You loose count after #3. We also went to the drive-in grounds on Saturdays for swap meet. Funny thing, I found DWS’s bowling ball for sale there and bought it. Men. But it’s the spirit of the movies that made it all worthwhile.
There are several drive-in photos in this blog and perhaps it would be appropriate if I listed them but I don’t even remember where they are. Perhaps I shall categorize for my readers convenience. In time.
According to information gathered here and there, this theater obviously is closed. It appears to be nothing but a junk yard. As you can see, the screen is still standing as are what is left of the signs and ticket booth. I’m not alone when I say this, but when I pass by closed drive-in movie theaters, I watch the ghosts play through my lens and long for that screen’s time of the lights and sounds, friends and families sitting in their cars, gathering inside the concession stand, the smell of popcorn, and the giggling of teens.
Please remember to replace the speaker on the post before you leave the theater.