Kidderminster, United Kingdom
February 17, 2004
With so many drive-ins now gone and the few remaining to surely disappear soon, it's well worth the trip to experience this unique form of entertainment. I, as most Aussies do, remember their first movie and all the teething problems associated with that night. You needed to drive up to a stick with two speakers attached and get close enough to reach the speaker but not too close as to not be able to open the door. There was then the question of angle- - too far forward and you look over the screen, too far back and well you get the picture.
Modern advances have brought a clip that attaches to your aerial instead of speaker to your window. You just clip it on and spend a few frustrating minutes trying to locate the radio station which will provide you with your movie soundtrack.
The only thing left to do is a quick visit to the snack bar for a burger and thick shake. These snack bars are like museum pieces direct from the ‘50s.
I emphatically endorse the patronage of these dying establishments and the Beenleigh one is a shining example of days gone by.
From journal Brisbane - A Sub Tropical Lifestyle