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inntruderr61
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When I was 18 I liked to take my girl to the drive-in theater...Have to admit
I missed alot of the movie.. lol!

But that's another story... lol!

Anyhow I took myself a souvenir from one of those drive-in theaters when I
was a 18...That was in 1979....That was 40 years ago...lol

Got myself a genuine drive-in theater speaker from that era... lol!
Found it at my old homestead... It was wrapped up and perserved well... Very Happy
Drive-in theaters are a thing of the past here...Gone!
Any  drive-in theaters where you guys live???

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That's a great piece of vintage Americana Jim!

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Nope, those drive-ins are long gone the way of the dodo here too!

As kid I used to find those things jettisoned on the side of the road outside the drive in.
In their apparent hurry to "beat the crowd" and leave, people often forgot to detach the speaker and just drove off, tearing it loose from the pole.
They would then throw the unit out the window.

Made tidy pocket money by returning them to the drive in for re-attachment.
Much cheaper for the owner than having to replace them all the time.

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Nice collector's item, Jim!

I wouldn't be surprised at all if it still worked, the wiring looks good. We still have one in a small town in our area. My wife and I have talked about going, but haven't made it...yet.

They've been there since 1953, closed for the season now, but opening again next Spring. They now have 4 screens.

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gibri wrote:
Nice collector's item, Jim!

I wouldn't be surprised at all if it still worked, the wiring looks good. We still have one in a small town in our area. My wife and I have talked about going, but haven't made it...yet.

They've been there since 1953, closed for the season now, but opening again next Spring. They now have 4 screens.

cheers cheers cheers


Yes the speaker still works Bri! Very Happy
Cool to hear you still have a open one in your area Bri! Cool!

Thanks everyone! Very Happy

I was surprised when I looked up how many were left in the US...
330 drive in theaters...
There are currently only about 330 drive-in theaters that remain in operation in the United States compared to a peak of about 4,000 in the late 1950's.

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inntruderr61 wrote:
I was surprised when I looked up how many were left in the US...
330 drive in theaters...
Well there's got to be somewhere for all that furtive teenage fumbling.....assuming teenagers even bother going through that these days? Question Question Question

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