There is something about abandoned drive-in theaters. We always found them little epicenters of post-apocalyptic irony, as they provided a physical reality to the apocalyptic fantasies predicted across their very screens during the 1970s and 1980s. Life following art quite nicely.
Anyway, in celebration of summertime, I will post some dead drive-in images and relics, harvested a long time ago. First up is some footage that is probably some of the oldest drive-in abandonment video posted online at the moment. Shot way back in 1983, in a concession stand in central Illinois. Watch for the posters on the wall, and for a figure that appears in a shattered window- he wasn’t part of our film crew.
Next post, some drive-in artifacts.