Movies on the Radio: Drive-Ins and Outdoor Theaters

May 13, 2020

Going to a movie at a drive-in or outdoor screening makes memories: the picnic dinner with friends, that tinny sound coming through the car speakers, the joyous anticipation for the start of the movie as the giant screen looms out of the growing dusk. 

Whether you remember going to a drive-in as a teenager to see a cult classic like “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” or brought your family and a picnic to a summer outdoor screening of an old favorite like “The Princess Bride,” these venues are as much about the experience as they are about the films themselves. Drive-ins may even make a comeback as the pandemic derails normal theater habits.

For the next Movies on the Radio, we want to know about your favorite drive-in or outdoor film experience. Email us your pick at sot@wunc.org, tweet at us with #sotmovie, or just comment below!