omg, drive-in movie theaters should totally become a thing again, because of social distancing.
The experience could be much richer, too -- there could be live text-chat that you can join by scanning a QIC code located on-site...
And you could use mobile devices for the audio, instead of a thing on a wire -- though if you wanted to use the theater's speaker instead of your phone (because quality), it could be connected wirelessly.
@woozle You clearly haven't been to our local drive-in! They use a low-power FM transmitter--sound is to your car radio. Far better in every regard than the old speaker on a post model.
@naga Ahh yeah, I knew there had to have been some kind of improvement since then.
I do remember being taken to a drive-in exactly one time, as a kid, in our 1967 Dodge Coronet 440 station wagon. Us kids were put in the back with sleeping bags -- but I remember nothing else, including what the movie was (much less how the sound worked). I do know that the car in question had only an AM radio.
@woozle The main one I remember from childhood (1970s) was a Sinbad movie, one of the ones with Ray Harryhausen skeletons.
http://www.opendurham.org/buildings/starlite-drive - my memory would have been from the early 1970s -- during which the historical record seems to indicate the Starlite was abandoned... so either it was re-opened for awhile during that time, or we actually went somewhere else.
(I remember thinking it looked familiar when we drove by it about a decade ago, though, so... [shrug])
Also, apparently the financials didn't kill it off in 2007; the then-current owner died suddenly.
@woozle some use a transmitter so you can use your car's radio for audio too
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