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Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Drive-In

Follow this link to a wonderful website with pictures, information and recollections of old theaters including our own valley hangouts:



Anonymous said...

Wow! That sure brings back some memories.

I spent a good part of my younger days at this place watching films like Bambi, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sound of Music, Fritz the Cat, and many more.


Bob Walance

Guitar Rat said...

I should be ashamed but I only saw Fritz the Cat, and I forget where I saw it. We still have two drive-ins back here. Maybe one day I will go. I have a truck now so I can sit in the back. Not as good as the van we used to take to the drive-in. Maybe that is why I forget the movies I went to see but.....

dorrie said...

Hi Carey Renee has planned a Lidos Pizza afternoon...Sept. 13th 2pm can you e-mail the group and put this on the Van Nuys Boomers site....Thanks Dorrie
(I cant find your e-mail address) !!!PS People can e-mail Renee or facebook her

Laurie said...

Thanks for the photo...I've been out of SoCal for many years and I had the Van Nuys and Victory Drive-In murals mixed up. Both were awesome!

Guitar Rat said...

Hi Laurie,

I confess even when I lived in Van Nuys I got the murals mixed up. I remember how sad it was when they tore down the Victory drive-in and put up a shopping center.

Laurie said...

up in North Highlands we had the Hi-Lander Theater that had a huge mural, pretty dramatic as nothing else was around. Came down in 1975 for a housing development with hollywoodish street names like Bogart and Garbo!

Guitar Rat said...

Its too bad there are so few drive-ins anymore. Kids and families miss a whole other experience you can't get inside or at home. I remember sitting through the movie "Shampoo" in the rain. Of course I was older and with my girlfriend, but what a great experience. Did you see your Hi-Lander theater on that website?


Anonymous said...

I really don't think that drive-in theaters would be a good idea today.

The kids just don't have morals or good judgment. Why can't they be like we were?

Kids! I don't know what's wrong with these kids today.

Kids! Who can understand anything they say?

Kids! They are disobedient, disrespectful oafs. Noisy, crazy, sloppy, lazy loafers, and while we're on the subject...well...just watch this video and you'll see what I'm talking about:

Bob Walance