Back in the late 70's when I was becoming a ravenous young reader, I'd always comment on the movie titles to my mom as we drove past the drive in.
To Mom's great chagrin, the drive in back then was by no means a "family friendly" destination. They showed mostly x-rated movies.
And for those of you who know my mom (she's the second coming of Scarlett O'Hara), you KNOW she cringed with each approach, just waiting for some innocent comment from me. I still remember one title which led to, "Hey, Mom, 'Come Play With Me' sounds like a nice movie."
I'm happy to report that the Raleigh Road Outdoor Theater is thriving today - and not on porn. It's again a bastion of family-friendly entertainment. A place where people can (should!) put down their cellphones and unplug for a bit.
If the 368 drive-in's left in America can afford to upgrade to digital projectors - which cost $80,000.
In an effort to rekindle days gone by, Honda has a fantastic new initiative called Project Drive-In to save drive-in's from possible extinction with donations of five digital projectors based on public voting. Love this. Such a positive association for the Honda brand.