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Summertime = Movie Time
One of the better things about living in the Garden State is that you can generally find almost everything here. And for the few things that you can't find in New Jersey, a small trip to a neighbor-ing state will generally take care of it. All you need to do is find the source. For a while that meant word of mouth or a stop at the library to check out the out-of-town phonebooks. The Internet has changed that and made searches for such items quicker and easier than in the past.
Almost anyone in the Baby
Boomer group can recall watching movies under the stars while spread out in
either the back of your parent's station wagon, or the back seat of the car
while wearing your favorite pair of PJs. Our children have for the most part
missed the whole experience of The Drive In, which like the celluloid
projector film itself has been replaced by sophisticated, "improved"
audio/video technology and theater development.
One of my co-workers lives in
Allentown, PA and makes the daily Route 78 run for his commute to Jersey City.
He mentioned that he was going to the Drive-In that weekend because it was
cheaper than the regular theaters and you got a double feature to boot!
Well, that led to a web search on the subject and a trip on a weekend to the
Lehigh Valley for a chance to relive my childhood again. Last summer, I
introduced my teenage daughter and her friend to the joys of a summer night,
cheap movies, and intermission with at least one requisite trip to the snack
bar, as we watched both last summers hit movies, "Pirates of the Caribbean"
I have since learned that NJ has recently had a Drive-In REOPEN! Of course, it is in Vineland which is a bit of a drive for me, but not for my friends in South Jersey. The lower part of New York (which folks in this area refer to as "Upstate") also has one.
Interested in trying something
different some weekend? Check out the following web site:
www.driveintheater.com and make
your plans for happy viewing. (And don't forget to bring plenty of munchies
and money for the snack bar!!!)
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