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CB Hits a Double Feature at the Drive In

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If there was one thing CB liked to do it was go to the drive in.  Double feature with a side order of greasy fries, chocolate bar, popcorn, licorice, swamp water pop, bad speakers and a full car.  Always a great night.  I usually zonked out during the second feature and woke up when the car started and we were leaving with more times than not the speaker still attached to the window.  My dad or uncle or whoever was driving letting out a few curses.  “@#$%^^%$@&*&%”

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The whole night was magic for CB.  Playing in the old playground under the screen, waiting for it to get dark enough for the movies to start.  The corny adds to get refreshments.  People honking their horns when the film messed up.  The one page colored schedule for the “Coming Soon  Movies”.  So here is a throw back double feature.  Your viewing is set for the weekend.  Check out  ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?’ and ‘Raging Bull’ a perfect pair for a night at the drive in.  Fill up the car and lets go.  I can hardly wait!  Enjoy and don’t forget to put the speakers back ladies and gentlemen.

( Note: My older Sis was always thrilled when she had to take me with her just so she could use the car.  CB was like a turd in a punch bowl on those nights)

(Note: Above. Actual pic of the drive in near my home town.  ‘The Shamrock Drive In’)

(Coming soon! Hammer Horror double feature)

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18 comments on “CB Hits a Double Feature at the Drive In

  1. catchgroove
    July 16, 2017

    I remember as a kid watching Rosemary’s Baby in the backseat of my parents car wondering what kind of freaks would bring a child to a movie like that.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      July 16, 2017

      You just went to what was playing. It was a night out. Not a lot of choices where I was from. Only show in town. I seen the ‘Exorcist’ at the drive in. Car full and it still scared the hell out of me. Loved every minute of it.

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  2. Yeah, Another Blogger
    July 16, 2017

    “CB was like a turd in a punch bowl on those nights” –that is a classic line!!

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  3. Jim S.
    July 16, 2017

    Funny that you say you saw ‘The Exorcist’ at the drive-in. So did I. But by then I’d already seen it like, 4 times. Unfortunately, the audience kinda ruined it by honking and yelling every time she spun her head around or whatever. A lot of them apparently went just to mock it.

    My son went to a drive-in just the other night on Cape Cod. Saw the new ‘Spiderman’ and declared it awesome. We’re not big superhero fans but saw it on his recommendation. Meh.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      July 16, 2017

      That ‘Excorsist’ story is bang on for a drive in. Lots of stories from those days. That’s so typical.

      The ‘Cape Cod’ drive in, is it a permanent older one or just newer mobile one? CB doesn’t indulge in the ‘Spiderman’ type flicks (He sat through a few when the kids were kids) but a drive in experience might loosen me up. I could always get out of the car and play on the monkey bars. I knew you’d be an old drive in guy.

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      • Jim S.
        July 17, 2017

        Nope, it’s in a town called Wellfleet and it’s the real deal. The truth about the Cape is, minus clam shacks, the beach and miniature golf, there isn’t a lot of action there. Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are even sleepier. So, great for relaxing but not hotspots. As to ‘Spiderman,’ had no real intention or desire. Went anyway. It was OK but they made him 15 years old or something. Really went for the high school audience.

        BTW, Manitoba? For some reason I thought you were in BC.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        July 17, 2017

        I’m going to look up that old drive in. (Wellfleet) I love those old things. Doc you know that’s where the $$ is with films, like commercial music.

        Cartwright Man. Right on the N. Dakota border. I’m transplanted on Vancouver Island.

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  4. 1537
    July 17, 2017

    I can only imagine. Drive-ins were just an unimaginably exotic thing to me – funnily enough I watched Grease last night.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      July 18, 2017

      Drive ins would have been right up your ally. Nothing like that on your side? There’s a great scene in ‘Thunderbolt and Lightfoot’ that they shoot at the drive in (lots of other flicks also). It was part of CB’s getting big. Great memories. Might be one of those goofy things to do. Go check out some of the old ones. Not many left.

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      • 1537
        July 18, 2017

        No, you need a better climate than ours to make that work commercially.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        July 18, 2017

        I get it. They’re dinosaurs over here. Still a few kicking. It was fun while it lasted.

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  5. janowrite
    August 9, 2017

    Turd in punchbowl, too good! And loved those old Hammer films! What a fun blast from ze past! Great blog!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      August 9, 2017

      You are too kind Jan. That “Turd’ gem has been in the family for a long time. (Along with a few others). Is that Haiku material?

      Here’s something funny that I just thought of. On the way to the drive-in there was an old desserted stone house out on the prairie that was said to be haunted. I heard that story a million times. My childhood imagination ran with that one. Hows that?

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      • janowrite
        August 9, 2017

        Excellent! Many times they are said to be haunted because they are – or just because they look as if they should be! (Prairie Haunting…a good story in there!)

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      August 9, 2017

      Oh yeah. CB is a Hammer Film guy from way back. Peter Cushing. Christopher Lee. Great actors. Lots of ghosts and supernatural goings on.

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      • janowrite
        August 10, 2017

        Fun movies! House of Usher was uber-creepy at the Saturday matinee. Lee and Cushing were marvelous. Lee was the virtual face of Dracula – still is. And Cushing, Van Helsing!

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        August 10, 2017

        ‘House of Usher’ with Vincent Price? Yeah Vinny is a CB fave. No argument on CL as the best Drac. Those two are embedded in my movie journey.
        Jan are you familiar with Val Lewton? Cat People, 7th Victim, Ghost Ship, I Walked With a Zombie. These might be up your alley. Check out a documentary called ‘Val Lewton : The Man in the Shadows’. It will give you an idea.

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