Saturday, October 17, 2009

Skyland Drive-In Theater Intermission

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Skyland Drive-In Theater Intermission

3 comments:

Chris Sobieniak said...

Sounds so much what a southern drive-in would be! Also like the "ice water" bit since that just sounds so typical.

I was impressed to see someone once stuck this up from a drive-in that used to be near me...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v9uAo0Io9o

http://www.drive-ins.com/theater/ohtfra2

Strangely an indoor theater was built nearby it that at one time only had two screens but was later halved out to five screens total. The drive-in eventually got torn down in the mid 80's and became a strip plaza for a Target (still there), DZ Discovery Zone (not there) and Media Play (wished they were there). The indoor theater nearby was closed a few years ago when National Amusements bothered to open up a 16-screen Cinema De Lux at the Westfield Franklin Park east of the area (and the only theater serving northern Toledo sadly).

Tohoscope said...

It's sad, but they'd already closed down the local Drive-In by the time I got my first car. However, I did get to go a couple times before they boarded it up. My first trip to the Drive-In was for, of all things, Star Wars.

Chris Sobieniak said...

Again, because my nostalgic head-trip festers further...

Tohoscope said...
It's sad,


It's always sad.

but they'd already closed down the local Drive-In by the time I got my first car.

Never even got to go through the horrors of driver's ed. in high school when they'd be showing those type of movies there (a product of budget cost cutting that need not be done, my life is a lie).

However, I did get to go a couple times before they boarded it up. My first trip to the Drive-In was for, of all things, Star Wars.

Which should've been mine, but I was just born in '77. No, the first (and only time) I've been to one in photographic memory was when my sister and her previous boyfriend (of athiestic qualities my mom just could never acknowledge) too me over on the east side to one drive-in that's still open for the ranky Disney film "Dinosaur". We never stayed for the second feature (nor did I leave the back seat much since it was cramped and my head ached terribly from her bassy speaker system).
http://greateasterntheatres.com/sundancehome.asp

No, there needs to be one much closer to me to ever have any fun at all, and that closed down in the mid '80's I think (and also just 2 miles from my house). It has been a Cub Foods plaza for most of the 90's, not it's a ghost town. Should've been a drive-in again personally. Now that National Amusements has sucked the town dry of any competition, I'm welcome to someone who could try to penetrate our boundaries with a place I wouldn't mind going to for a better price/service.

Amusingly someone on the far northwest side of the state bothered to open up a drive-in, no doubt inspired by a movie of the same name...
http://www.fieldofdreamsdrivein.com/

Really the only two left around here, though Ohio apparently is one of the top 5 states for drive-ins in this country.

 
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