Afterdays Media focuses on archaeological views of our contemporary culture. Artifacts, art, or cultural phenomena that picture us in the past tense.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dead Drive-In Theaters 1

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.

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