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By o-din

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    #1 1 year ago

    Share your memories here.

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    #2 1 year ago

    Vote for as many as you like.

    #3 1 year ago

    I remember a pinsider named o-din, he is a good guy that most everyone likes. I am a bit worried about him now and hoping he is ok.

    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from Concretehardt:

    I remember a pinsider named o-din, he is a good guy that most everyone likes. I am a bit worried about him now and hoping he is ok.

    He's not the first guy driven to insanity by Stern's licenses.

    #5 1 year ago

    I'm sticking with my bowling alley theory.

    His movie theater picture looks a lot like the one we have here in town. Not been in business for a number of years but I think a group from the city is trying to restore it.

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    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Share your memories here.

    Made me look up the movie Zardoz

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from TecumsehPlissken:

    Made me look up the movie Zardoz

    It's absolutely terrible, but a pretty cool entry into the Sean Connery House of the Weird.

    Check out SUperman (1978) for all of your 70s sci-fi classic needs.

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    It's absolutely terrible, but a pretty cool entry into the Sean Connery House of the Weird.

    Nothing like watching Sean Connery run around in a diaper for two hours.

    It's not quite "Star Wars Holiday Special" bad...but it's in the discussion.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Share your memories here.

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    #10 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    I'm sticking with my bowling alley theory.

    His movie theater picture looks a lot like the one we have here in town. Not been in business for a number of years but I think a group from the city is trying to restore it.

    It's been over a month since I tore the tendons in my elbow throwing fireballs at the bowling alley to finally beat both Nimblepin and Bob in the same game. Then went back three days later to try it again. My advice is DONT get tennis or bowling elbow because you probably won't like it. But it was worth it as Nimblepin is a professional caliber bowler who once in a while has an off game. The elbow's getting close to healed though.

    This was more of a middle of the night "where have all the good times gone" revelation fueled by the usual. The Wilshire Theater is long gone, but was the Balboa Theater in Newport Beach's sister ship and played cult movies supreme back in the day with a monthly flyer that would let you know what nights to go. Concert movies, surf movies and what have you.

    The one being restored ( supposedly as it has been going on for over twenty years now because they didn't want huge chunks of plaster falling on people's heads in case of an earthquake) is the Fox Theater downtown. The Fox in Anaheim met a similar fate as the Wilshire.
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    #11 1 year ago

    Every single drive in theater in Orange County has long since been mowed over to make way for progress, But we went to them all and it was always a good time.

    Hard to believe they showed R and almost X rated movies on those big screens for all the world to see.

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    #12 1 year ago

    What's with all the nostalgia?

    If these were Stern themes the complaining would never end!

    Old men from Jersey are mourning this today...being torn down as we speak!!!

    https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/27279

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    #13 1 year ago

    I try to buy a ticket twice a month at this place. Its not much, but I support their establishment. I often have a few “road sodas” with me while I watch the big screen.
    It’s a nice place to bring a date and get out of the house to walk the town.065FCFC8-352C-4CB9-BF0A-490D5DCD16EA (resized).jpeg

    #14 1 year ago

    With the drinking and driving laws today, can you see your self doing drive-ins?

    #15 1 year ago

    The local drive in's that used to be by me always played three movies or played the first one again and it would go to like 2 in the AM.
    Just didn't drink after the first Movie or stayed to watch it again at the end. Or just don't drink much or nothing Alcoholic but wher'e the fun in that?

    #16 1 year ago
    Quoted from StylesBitchly:

    With the drinking and driving laws today, can you see your self doing drive-ins?

    It wasn't only drinking we were doing at the drive-in

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    #17 1 year ago
    Quoted from TecumsehPlissken:

    Made me look up the movie Zardoz

    20+ years ago, me and the lead singer of my band got home from playing a gig at about 2am slightly toasty, and flicked on the TV while having another beer.

    Zardoz started. We were affixed to the tv as a giant head started flying through the sky ... eventually landing and spewing rifles out its mouth. Then eventually Sean Connery gets in the head and flies around the sky. WTFFFF. And at some stage somebody shouted “the penis is evil!!” which of course we thought was the funniest thing ever said.

    So next band practice, we wrote a song, “the penis is evil”. Quite a fast tempo funky metaly type number, which went straight into the set. We played rock covers with one original a set slipped in ...

    The highlight of my music career was one day at the Jolly Farmer pub, after the second set of the night I was having a piss at the urinal, and this big Maori dude comes up next to me and says (in this voice just like Taita Waititis big rock face guy from the last Thor movie) “hey bro ... when you playing the Penis song?”

    Good times

    rd

    #18 1 year ago

    Used to work here as an usher in San Bernardino. Worked there the summer Jaws came out, saw it about 70 times in a row. Oh the stories of the crazy stuff that went on.

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    #19 1 year ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    It's been over a month since I tore the tendons in my elbow throwing fireballs at the bowling alley to finally beat both Nimblepin and Bob in the same game. Then went back three days later to try it again. My advice is DONT get tennis or bowling elbow because you probably won't like it. But it was worth it as Nimblepin is a professional caliber bowler who once in a while has an off game. The elbow's getting close to healed though.
    This was more of a middle of the night "where have all the good times gone" revelation fueled by the usual. The Wilshire Theater is long gone, but was the Balboa Theater in Newport Beach's sister ship and played cult movies supreme back in the day with a monthly flyer that would let you know what nights to go. Concert movies, surf movies and what have you.
    The one being restored ( supposedly as it has been going on for over twenty years now because they didn't want huge chunks of plaster falling on people's heads in case of an earthquake) is the Fox Theater downtown. The Fox in Anaheim met a similar fate as the Wilshire.

    I remember seeing Ferris Buellers day off at the Fox Fullerton (along with a few other movies around that time).

    #20 1 year ago

    Here is another, the Cinedome theaters in Orange, this used to be THE place to go. I remember going there for both Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Huge crowds, big events, good times.

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    #21 1 year ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    Here is another, the Cinedome theaters in Orange, this used to be THE place to go. I remember going there for both Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Huge crowds, big events, good times.

    Saw Return of the Jedi on opening day there (in one of the domes), a sneak preview of The Last Star Fighter, Gandhi, Superman II, Raiders of the Last Ark,
    The Black Cauldron, DragonSlayer, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, One Crazy Summer, and a hundred or so other movies back in the '80s and '90s.

    #22 1 year ago

    One awesome movie!

    #23 1 year ago

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    #24 1 year ago

    Theater I went to as a kid in Northeast Minneapolis.

    LTG : )

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    #25 1 year ago

    lol, maybe i should not have mentioned Zardoz

    rotordave, the voice is The Kurgan (Highlander)(Clancy Brown)

    #26 1 year ago

    The poster doesn't really do that loincloth justice. Here ya go. Nice hooker boots too.

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    #27 1 year ago

    I miss the drive-ins had a bunch of cool ones

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    #28 1 year ago

    Man, all kinds of CA coolness. Drive-ins out east were much more mundane and utilitarian great pics

    #29 1 year ago
    Quoted from albummydavis:

    Man, all kinds of CA coolness. Drive-ins out east were much more mundane and utilitarian great pics

    Those were really fun, really cool days (and nights) back then for sure. The drive-ins were always awesome.

    But probably mainly because of this....

    Quoted from 0geist0:

    It wasn't only drinking we were doing at the drive-in

    #30 1 year ago

    I watched many a film on these screens. On opening day for The Empire Strikes Back, the line stretched fully around both lobes. I first saw Jaws there, Superman (78), and countless others. The seats were super comfortable, with plenty of space to stretch out. (The caption says Norfolk, but it was really in Virginia Beach. Also, they quickly expanded ours, so it was a twin like the one in Fla.)

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    #31 1 year ago

    Our favorite theater that is alive and well: Grande Theater in East Greenville, PA. $3 to see Avengers on opening weekend. Beautifully restored some 10 years ago or so. Awesome place to take the family to see movies.

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    #32 1 year ago

    Both are Gone.....Entertainment no more.

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    #33 1 year ago

    This used to be in Brooklyn Ohio on Memphis Avenue. On the weekend mornings they would have a flea market. Bought my first mini bike there for $20.

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    #34 1 year ago

    We still have 2 drive ins open within 30 minutes of the house here in NC.

    When we were kids in Dallas there was one in Oak Cliff (Astro drive in) that all the neighbor kids would pile into our vw bus and go almost every weekend. Big playground right under the screen. Kids don't know what they are missing now.

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    #35 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    What's with all the nostalgia?
    If these were Stern themes the complaining would never end!
    Old men from Jersey are mourning this today...being torn down as we speak!!!
    https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/27279

    Just down the road from me.

    The lobster roll and burgers were pretty good.

    #36 1 year ago

    Saw everything from Jaws to Ferris Buler here:

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    #37 1 year ago

    This place was awesome. Passaic was very different back In the day.

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    #38 1 year ago
    Quoted from Saveleaningtower:

    This place was awesome. Passaic was very different back In the day.

    I saw the Straycats and The Pretenders there.

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    #39 1 year ago

    Lloyd and I are so old, we saw Ben Hur in this theater.....

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    #40 1 year ago

    The Evergreen Drive In switched to all XXX movies in the early 1980's and was known as "The Evergross" and "The Porno Palace in the Pines". Long gone now.

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    #41 1 year ago

    I saw The Godfather at a drive in 1972 but I had to get out of the trunk 1st.....true story...hey let me out!

    #42 1 year ago
    Quoted from Saveleaningtower:

    This place was awesome. Passaic was very different back In the day.

    Now there's some GREAT memories. Grew up in NY, and the Capitol had fantastic shows.

    #43 1 year ago

    Kids today...
    What are their memories going to be?
    “Remember the good old times when we used to text each other?”

    #44 1 year ago

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    #45 1 year ago

    Another lost career is Elevator Operators. In the late 1960's in Winnipeg, my Mother made sure I saw an Operator control a car.
    Even going to Lunch Counters in department stores or drug stores, my Mom would say stuff like this will be going away.

    #46 1 year ago

    I went to school in Montreal, and the Woolworths on St Catherine’s st still had a robust lunch counter even into the mid-1980s. It’s weird,but knowing I could stop there on the way back from the comic shop on a frigid winter afternoon was comforting. There were lots of better food choices, but knowing that bowl of chicken soup or hot dog and chips was there was great. Felt like going back in time. My kids laugh their asses off when I tell them dept stores used to have lunch counters

    #47 1 year ago

    Odd childhood memory of lunch counters. For some reason I always thought the counter at the Kresges in Camp Hill PA had the best BLTs ever. I was convinced of this as a kid. Used to nag my grandmother and parents to go there every visit

    #48 1 year ago
    Quoted from StylesBitchly:

    Kids today...
    What are their memories going to be?
    “Remember the good old times when we used to text each other?”

    They will be complaining of finger issues, long term neck issues, and serious eye strain...."should have listened to our parents"

    #49 1 year ago
    Quoted from chad:

    They will be complaining of finger issues, long term neck issues, and serious eye strain...."should have listened to our parents"

    "Texting Thumb" is Serious! Didn't you know?

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    #50 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    "Texting Thumb" is Serious! Didn't you know?

    Yes I am aware.

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