If you’ve used Google today you probably have seen their Google Doodle video homage to the Drive In movie theatre, which was “invented” 79 years ago today, in New Jersey.
If you haven’t…”Let Me Google That For You”
Now that you’re inspired to go to the drive-in this weekend, you’re probably wondering where the closest one to you is? Well I hope that someday Retro Roadmap will be the place you can check that out, but for now I’ll give you a tip:
When they say they’re the definitive source for Drive In information, they’re not kidding.
Their handy database search function to make it easy peasy to find out where there’s a drive in near you!
Like I totally just found out that there are still 30 Drive Ins in the state of PA alone. (Road trip! Can I get a Kickstarter going so I can visit every Drive In in Pennsylvania ?)
While I personally want every single drive-in movie theatre in the country to be listed on Retro Roadmap, we’ve only been to a couple of ‘em – even the 2nd oldest Drive In Movie Theatre in The Country – Shankeweiler’s in Orefield PA just up the street from us.
I’m sure Drive-Ins.com is being deluged with hits today, but don’t let that stop you from using it to find out how close you are to a Drive In movie theatre, and then going there! Already there are a couplea states with no Drive Ins at all (boo, Delaware) and New Jersey – the birthplace of the Drive In – only has ONE! (The Delsea Drive in in Vineland) – so do your part to make sure your local area Drive In sticks around (and isn’t replaced by a CVS, like the Hi-Way DI)
So while you can read all about our adventures about our Retro Roadmap visits to Drive Ins, do yourself a favor and get on Drive-Ins.com and then out under the stars watching a movie!
And now, on to tonight’s feature presentation!