Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Drive-In

My earliest recollection of drive-ins was here at the Prides Corner Drive-In. We were in high school.  It wasn't $15 a carload back then. You paid per person, and we were always successful sneaking in a couple of guys in the trunk. They never checked. Maybe someday they'll make that movie about the life and times of the Birdman. Let's see who might play the lead. How about someone like Matthew McConaughey? I'm just saying...
Who might play you? Have some fun. 

26 comments:

  1. Elenka is probably thinking more along the lines of Johnny Depp!

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  2. I would like to be played by Gweneth Paltrow. I think your life would make an interesting movie. I love your stories. :)

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  3. You took some long trips - even too Madagascar!

    PS Sean Connery would be nice :-)

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  4. I really loved going to the drive in. Great looking sign.

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  5. Drive-ins, typically american thing!
    I'd like to be played by Diane Keaton .

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  6. Maybe Kevin Bacon, though I would prefer Omar Sharif, but only if Julie Christie would be my co-star :)

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  7. i've always heard about people sneaking into the drive-in in trunks..i would be too chicken! a think matthew mcc...would be a fine choice for you! i think i would like angelina jolie to play me...she's actually a distant cousin of mine, we look so much alike ;)

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  8. Matthew would have to hide his Texas accent, don't you think?

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  9. I am so sorry we didn't have this fantastic thing called drive-in. Even with usual movie theater we inventend some picturesque way to get in without paying...

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  10. I love your ideas!I guess Marion Cotillard, then I would speak French as a native! hihihi
    Léia

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  11. j'adore les drive-in, cela me rapelle tellement les films americains des années 1960/1970. Malheureusement en France, cela n'a pas marché, et il n'y a pas eut beaucoup

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  12. nice! these have gone extinct in Southern California.

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  13. Tulsa has a twin drive-in, recently remodeled. I resolve to post it soon. I have some wonderful stories about sneaking into the old drive-in when I was in high school. Hold that thought.

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  14. I have such great memories of drive-ins also Birdman, when we were young and in the middle of Africa, great family fun! I think maybe Joanna Lumley for moi, English actress,you might have to google her.

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  15. Boys weren't the only ones who could sneak into drive-ins! We did the trunk thing, too, and even tried backing into the lot.

    I would love Audrey Hepburn but that's not too realistic. My choice would be British actress Rita Tushingham; remember A Taste of Honey and Dr. Zhivago?

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  16. i would like to goto a drive-in once. i have never been to one!!
    johnny depp is indeed better, as for me, i dont like matthew mc-whatever... :)

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  17. Uh, I dunno, I hardly ever get to movies. Woody Allen? Groucho Marx?

    There were drive-ins around when I got to St. Louis but I don't remember any in Queens.

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  18. I'm with Kate - I'd go with Audrey Hepburn or maybe Katherine Hepburn. The first drive-in I remember was with my mum & the lady across the street and about 5 kids in a station wagon!

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  19. I'd ask for Julianne Moore : )

    My first job was at the box office of a drive-in theatre. All us high schoolers had so much fun that summer.

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  20. Julia Roberts....yup...that's me alright. We still have an operating drive-in movie about 15 minutes from my farmette.

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  21. Cool sign! We don't have a drive-in tradition here. Going to the movies always meant big beautiful theatres which, sadly, are almost gone due to the bloody Warner Bross 'rooms' in bloody crowded shopping malls.

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  22. I had heard drive-in movies were making a comeback but I haven't seen any. I can't imagine going to a drive-in in a climate like here - although we did when I was a teenager.

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  23. Thanks for the memories! Ah, making out at the movies...makes me smile. I used to want to be Sandra Dee or maybe Tuesday Weld. And I don't even know the names of the young ones today. As long as she doesn't have a tattoo....

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  24. You were sneaking in "guys"? Sheesh! What kinda deal is that?

    The worst of it was trying to fix the damn speaker hanging on the window without taking my arm from around the girl! ;-)

    Thanx for the info re Portland Cement. I though the Mafia invented it, thus the sobriquet, "Nah, ain't seen ol' Tony, think he went to Portland."

    Most of the above I made up. Sorry, that's just the way I am.

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