At the Drive-In Documentary

Readers of the Krypt know of my love for the drive-in theaters and also my continued hope to get more people to go out and support the few that are still around. With the recent news that one of our local drive-ins, The Cascade in West Chicago, IL, will not be opening back up this year due to the property owners didn’t want them to open again, putting the land up for sale, has really bummed me out. Then I hear about this new documentary coming out called At the Drive-In, and it gives me hope.

This documentary about one The Mahoning Drive-In, located in Lehighton, PA, which has been running since 1949. In 2014, when the movie studios went completely digital, it forced theaters to even spend the $50,000 on a digital projector, or not play new titles. The Mahoning couldn’t afford to buy a new projector and have decided to keep playing older titles that are still available on 35mm. This documentary is about that time when they weren’t sure what they were going to do. Check out the trailer below.

But now they have plenty of great themed weekend events, like their annual Zombiefest coming up in May. Damn… If I was only a little closer! Here’s what they have scheduled for this year’s Zombiefest that is taking place May 24th-26th.

Friday
Night of the Creeps (1986)
Night of the Demons (1988)
Night of the Seagulls (1975) – A freaking Blind Dead film on the big screen!?!?!?

Saturday
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Phantasm (1978)
Dead and Buried (1981)

orgy_ld_colorAnd if that wasn’t enough, on Sunday, they are recreating the infamous triple feature of Orgy of the Living Dead!!! This featured these three famous titles:

Orgy of the Living Dead Triple Feature:
Revenge of the Living Dead (1966) aka Murder Clinic
Mario Bava’s Curse of the Living Dead (1966) aka Kill Baby… Kill!
Amando de Ossorio’s Fangs of the Living Dead (1969)

For more information about the Mahoning Drive-In, just head over to their Facebook page HERE.

 

2 thoughts on “At the Drive-In Documentary

  1. We do offer overnight passes for those who want to set up a tent, RV, or sleep in their cars after a show, or all weekend. Helps keep costs down and cheaper than a hotel room, and adds to the communal atmosphere of events like Zombiefest, Camp Blood, Universal Monster Weekend, VHSfest, etc. We do have folks drive or fly in from all over the country, so don’t let distance stop you from the fun, if you can plan a long weekend getaway!

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