My earliest memories include watching John Ford's "The Wings of Eagles" (1957) with John Wayne at a drive-in theatre in Washington, DC.
Yeah, that's right. Duke was in the car with me, pilgrim, drinking this toddler under the Buick.
I've been fascinated and drawn to the outdoor cinematic havens ever since, as a viewer, champion, and employee. During my projectionist career, I managed to show films in eight Atlanta area ozoners. That's a lot of late nights and bugs flying into the light.
Here's a visit to one of my favorite places. (I've saved the corn dogs for the sequel.)
"Scenes From a Drive-in Movie" via YouTube