Monday, September 14, 2009

You oughta head to the Aut-O-Rama Drive-in!

Made a trip out to the Aut-O-Rama Drive-in theater over the weekend. It's always a good time, even when the movies stink (as they did this time.) But even if the movies are lousy, there is always the great commercial for Pic insect repellent to look forward to (see screen grabs at right.)

The Aut-O-Rama has been out there by the turnpike exit in North Ridgeville since 1965. I've actually been to it more since I was an adult, since the drive-in of my youth was either the Lorain Drive-in on US 6 or the Tower Drive-in on Lake Avenue. But they're both long gone.

Actually, I always enjoy the timeless atmosphere of the drive-in more than anything else, including any movie that might be showing. Sitting under the stars in lawn chairs is pretty relaxing and very similar to camping. Don't miss your chance to pay a visit to the Aut-O-Rama as the season is winding down.
For a link to the website of the Aut-O-Rama Drive-in, click here. (The Overview page has some nifty information about the history of the place.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Last time I was there they were still showing those bizarre PIC ads!

On the local cable channel in Oberlin, late Friday and Saturday night some crappy horror films are shown and in between are a bunch of old (and DEPRESSING) ads that were shown at drive-ins in the 60s.