Go ahead, tell yourself its just a shadow of the rear view mirror as light from a parking lot light streams in through the windshield. Youre still going to glance back at least once to make sure its not some evil apparition. The theater people really should offer a free car-inspection service after some of these films. We did the standard demon check and you appear to be clear. Drive safely … SETTING LIMITS For my peace of mind, I do take precautions when watching movies about extraterrestrial and paranormal topics. I watch film trailers to see if its a movie that I probably will want to watch through the slit between two fingers of a hand held in front of my eyes. I go alone because it doesnt seem manly to make gasping sounds or jump up more than a few inches during startling scenes of a film you see with a friend. And those close to you will know your rest room routine. Saying that you have to go seven or eight times just to get out of the theater for a few minutes is not reasoning thats going to seem rational to them. Nevertheless, I continue to go to these films. I continue to have these Hollywood-arranged close encounters with ghosts, goblins and green men. Its simply fun to be frightened, sometimes. But, I do still need someone to walk with me from the theater exit to my car, and perhaps ride home with me, and maybe even turn the house lights on so Im not too scared to walk in through my own door. A lot of movies have been released recently about demon possession, gangs of marauding undead individuals, aliens inhabiting the bodies of relatively normal-looking people, and other frightening film themes. Which means Im parking closer to the door of the theater, so after they scare me and let me leave, I dont have to walk far in the dark.
Tonight (Monday), the theater six miles north of Potosi will celebrate with two free double features. The movies are the animated “Planes” and “Turbo” on Screen One, and the apocalyptic comedy “This is the End” and the horror movie “You’re Next” on Screen Two. The movies start at sunset, of course. A party and classic-car rally is planned for Oct. 5. By next year, the Hollywood studios will stop sending canisters of film to theaters, so without expensive digital projectors to show movies on hard drives, many independent exhibitors will go out of business. The digital transition has been especially hard on North America’s 400 drive-ins. Projecting an image onto a large drive-in screen requires a high-powered machine that could cost $80,000–a big investment for a seasonal business. This summer, Honda sponsored Project Drive-In as a promotional tie-in with the upcoming movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.” It awarded digital projectors to the top five drive-ins in a national poll. Although the humble Starlite did not make the cut in the initial voting, Honda extended the offer to four more facilities, and today the Starlite got the joyous news. The other recipients include first-round winners in Saco, Maine.; Honor, Mich.; Graham, Tex.; McHenry, Ill. and Newburg, Ore.; and second-round winners in Elizabethtown, Tenn., Monetta, S.C. and Ocala, Fla. This means that the four nearest drive-ins to St.
Local drive-in wins contest, celebrates with free movies
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