I know it's a bit early for a Halloween post but I have been working on this for awhile and thought what the..... I might as well post it now, and uh...Happy Thanksgiving Day to all....we are so blessed for what we have!
......Have a great long weekend and I hope you enjoy this off the wall post!!
...Here is an old newspaper ad from our own Intercity Drive-In Theatre which was noticeably directly across Oliver Road from the Port Arthur Golf and Country Club, fairly close to where the Oliver Road entrance to the Regional Hospital is.
It was great fun to take your honey out to the drive in especially for the horror movies, to scare the daylights out of her and to nearly have her sitting in your lap in fear......:-)
Films such as "Black Friday" and "The Blob" were a couple of my favourites during the 50's and 60's. I actually didn't attend a drive-in myself until at least 1960 when I finally got my driver's license. I had my license before most of my friends did, so we did the pile in the trunk thing in my 1949 Chevy, to get us all into the theatre and only paid for a couple of tickets for myself as the driver and one buddy riding shotgun. Honestly we only did that a couple of times, but never got caught. Your license plate number would be posted and you would never get back into the theatre if you did get caught.
Another great film was that of the famous War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. The actual radio broadcast was a disaster because many people believed that it actually happened!
The King Kong poster shown below to the right is another very cool little fantasy poster saying that is is being shown at the new Odeon Theatre in Fort William.
Just a note here...be sure to click on all the photos to see them enlarged!
Here are a couple of fantasy photos .....well uh...maybe not a fantasy if you were lucky :-).....If the films were bad, you could snuggle up and smooch a bit, but many Drive-In's had a NO - NO approach to that. Signs would be posted at some stating that it was a movie theatre and if you engaged in any Hanky Panky that you would have to leave.....I can't remember what the local policy was regarding that!!
There were many "B" Horror films made with the then very popular comedy team of Abbott & Costello as you can see from the posters shown here and above.
Charlie Chan films were another favourite....well lets say I just enjoyed going to the movies and the Drive-In as a kid.
Surely those were the days my friends...I thought they'd never end........
BE SURE TO REPLACE YOUR SPEAKERS ON THE SPEAKER RACK WHEN YOU LEAVE!!
Thanks to "John's Forbidden Planet" for most of the wonderful posters.