Monday, March 13, 2023

Back To The Drive In (2022)

When the whole world closed down and you couldn't do anything because of social distancing Drive in Movies suddenly sprang back to life. Since people could sit in their cars and not interact the drive-ins sprang back to life. As 2020 gave way to 2021 and 2022 the bump up waned as people went elsewhere, however  drive-ins continued on with their own brand of entertainment.

This is a look at eight drive ins across America as they struggle to survive in a changing world. We watch as they struggle through covid and deal with remaining open poses. And it's not always a battle of declining viewership, but simply the changing world around them as civilization encroaches making the darkness needed to screen the films disappear.

Full disclosure this is similar to several other drive-in docs out there and if you've seen those you've seen something similar, though not about these particular theaters nor anything about the ebb and flow of the drive-in in the age of covid. That is not meant to to be a slap since BACK TO THE DRIVE IN is very good, but more by way of a warning since I went into the film having recently watched a doc on HBO Max on the same subject.

If you've never seen a doc on the current state of drive-ins this is a good place to start. I have always loved the theaters (my first trip to the movies was a drive in) and now with covid I have been going several times a year.

Definitely worth a look

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