Movie Memories" is a film celebration of America's greatest
icon of youth, freedom and the automobile. What began as an
auto parts owner's business venture to make some easy money
accidentally became a magical place where romance, fun and
a sense of community flourished. This film chronicles the
drive-in's birth and development, its phenomenal popularity
with audiences of all ages, its tragic decline, and its inevitable
comeback as a classic form of Americana.
documentary described by Variety as "slick and
entertaining" includes photos and footage from the mid-1930s
until today, lively interviews with "cast" members
ranging in age from 14 to 83, clever sound effects and powerful
original music. Notables such as Leonard Maltin, Barry Corbin,
Burton Gilliam, Beverly Garland, Samuel Arkoff, and Joe Bob
Briggs bring vitality and excitement to this nostalgic topic.
fast pacing and clever editing, "Drive-In Movie Memories"
covers every aspect of the drive-in movie-going experience:
early outdoor projection, the marriage of the car and the
movie, architects and drive-in construction, sound projection
solutions, ways to cope with the elements, food trailers and
concession stands, families and entertainment, teenagers and
passion, church services, celebrity appearances, sex and exploitation
films, the effects of daylight savings time, television and
the VCR, and the drive-in's decline and comeback. This film
touches the hearts of young and old alike and makes them want
to experience the drive-in movie again and again.