At the Drive-In (2017)

8.2
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release year: 2017 (2017-10-20)
  • Running time: 80 min
  • Original Title: At the Drive-In
  • Voted: 71
At the Drive-In is a movie starring Jeff Mattox, Virgil Cardamone, and Matt McClanahan. Unable to purchase a $50,000 digital projector, a group of film fanatics in rural Pennsylvania fight to keep a dying drive-in theater alive by...
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  • Memories... 5/20/2019 12:00:00 AM by kz917-1 8

    Initially I thought this drive-in was located in Mahoning County Ohio, so I was stoked as that is my birthplace.

    Wrong! This lovely gem of a drive-in is located in Pennsylvania close to Allentown.

    The documentary was a delight. Filled with just the kind of quirky characters you'd expect to work for free at a drive-in movie theater.

    I can only hope if I ever find myself near the Mahoning Drive-In on a weekend, that the place is still functioning!

  • A Slice of Nostalgia 4/29/2019 12:00:00 AM by Susan_McAdams 10

    This film made me so happy! And congratulations to Virgil and his whole eccentric crew for following their mutual passion by keeping this dying art form alive and running. For those of us who grew up going to the drive-in on balmy, summer nights-meeting up with our gang of friends, loading plastic lawn chairs into the back of an old hatchback, hiding someone under our legs in the back seat under a pile of blankets, reciting movie dialogue while perched on the roof of our cars, riding on rusty swing sets during intermission-we we feel the love. It was a simpler time.

    I live in Southern California and a few drive-ins still remain. But, most have switched to digital, and yes, you can feel the difference. I hope to one day make it out to Mahoning Drive-In to catch a vintage double feature and soak in the nostalgia. Keep it up, guys!

  • Recommended to all, but a must for film lovers. 4/28/2019 12:00:00 AM by bwallarab 10

    This is a beautiful documentary that shows how a galvanizing passion can create a community. Recommended for all audiences, but especially lovers of film.

  • Two years later and I'm still blown away! 4/14/2019 12:00:00 AM by cmartens54-149-457874 9

    I first saw this documentary 2 years ago at the Omaha Film Festival, on a big screen, in a huge theater, with a festival crowd. I was blown away. Tonight, two years later, I watched it again for only the second time, at home, on my 46" screen, with 2 of my neighbors, and we were ALL blown away - AGAIN! That is an incredible film that can have that same effect after all this time! Thank you for such a wonderful experience!!!

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