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(High-tech) Drive-In Theater Coming to Fort Worth
NBC5DFW ^ | 02/22/2012 | Andrew Tanielian

Posted on 02/22/2012 10:15:58 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan

Get ready for some retro entertainment because the drive-in theater is returning to Cowtown.

The Tarrant Regional Water District gave Coyote Theaters the go ahead Tuesday to develop a drive-in theater along the Trinity River just south of La Grave Field.

"We are producing the first urban drive-in right now in the U.S.," said J.D. Granger Trinity River Development Director.

It’ll have digital projectors and ways to listen through your car or smart phones. The tech will allow it to be the first drive-in in the country to offer first run movies simultaneously in both English and Spanish.

There will also be more than one way to watch movies on the four screens.

"We’re going to have cabanas where you can watch from cabanas instead of your car. There’s ways to watch if you were going to ride your bike or in Fort Worth’s case ride your horse," said Coyote Theaters CEO Brady Wood.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcdfw.com ...


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Very cool, IMHO. Can't wait to try it out.
1 posted on 02/22/2012 10:16:09 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Yeah, but listening to a movie through your phone?


2 posted on 02/22/2012 10:19:37 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: D-fendr

Other ways besides smart phones.


3 posted on 02/22/2012 10:21:33 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Drive-ins were great fun. Even enjoyed going with mom and dad and my siblings.

Then I got into "necking age"....It was a hard choice...movie?? neck?? movie?? neck??

Damn, I really liked movies...

4 posted on 02/22/2012 10:22:05 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Still have the drive-in speaker, from Route 4 Paramus NJ, when I forgot to remove it from my window. Distracted by my hot date.


5 posted on 02/22/2012 10:22:54 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Cool...

...no more "and don't forget the speaker"!

6 posted on 02/22/2012 10:23:14 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
I forsee a boom in births coming within a year after they open.

I remember going to drive-ins. ;)

/johnny

7 posted on 02/22/2012 10:23:24 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I LOVE Drive-Ins!


8 posted on 02/22/2012 10:25:42 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Jane Long

9 posted on 02/22/2012 10:27:48 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: BuckeyeTexan

>The tech will allow it to be the first drive-in in the country to offer first run movies simultaneously in both English and Spanish.

If you’re living in America and don’t do English, then you should be working on either learning our language
or leaving...not going to a bi-lingual drive-in movie.


10 posted on 02/22/2012 10:28:06 AM PST by soycd
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To: JRandomFreeper

First drive-in movie I ever saw? Blue Lagoon. :)

I think this a great idea. I HATE sitting in movie theaters next to people who refuse to shut up or are coughing/sneezing on me. Now I can sit in the car with my family in our own little cocoon and not worry about that stuff.


11 posted on 02/22/2012 10:30:05 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: duckman

Too funny.


12 posted on 02/22/2012 10:31:03 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sacajaweau

Think back ... what was the first drive-in movie you ever saw?


13 posted on 02/22/2012 10:32:37 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
I just called the first ex and asked her how many movies we went to before we got married. She didn't know (either), but almost every Saturday night for about a year and half.

I asked her if she could recall the name of ANY of the movies we attended.

LOL! She couldn't either.

/johnny

14 posted on 02/22/2012 10:34:55 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: soycd

Bah-humbug!

Me gusta!

I’m learning Spanish. If I ever become fluent, I’ll go see a movie in Spanish just because I freakin’ can!

Expand your horizons, FRiend. This is a good thing.


15 posted on 02/22/2012 10:37:25 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I have no idea why there are not more drive-ins today. I never understood why they died out.


16 posted on 02/22/2012 10:37:47 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Oh my gosh...That's a hard one because my day always had free passes to the Palace and there was a little theatre not too far away.

My first "necking one" was Butterfield Eight. Then Physcho....because I remember covering my head with the pillow.

With my mom and dad?? Hmmmm...Say 1954...

17 posted on 02/22/2012 10:40:23 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: JRandomFreeper

You were a very naughty, very lucky man. :) Do you remember the 1st drive-in movie you ever saw?

(I can’t believe you’re on speaking terms with the ex. Good for you.)


18 posted on 02/22/2012 10:40:32 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Think back ... what was the first drive-in movie you ever saw?

Couldn't be sure but one of the first I remember watching the whole way through was Cat Ballou.

19 posted on 02/22/2012 10:41:15 AM PST by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
It's been over 20 years since she became my ex, and we have kids together. Mainly, we see each other at funerals. ;)

I don't remember the first movie I saw at a drive in. I'm pretty sure it was a Disney. Dad took us to the drive in about twice a year, back before I was a teen-ager.

We'd also go to the A&W for a float. The great old days.

/johnny

20 posted on 02/22/2012 10:44:52 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Irenic

What was the 1st one you ever saw?

I’m going to tell a story my dad would rather I not. ;p

(He and I are only 19 years apart.) Anyway, he took his girlfriend to see Blue Lagoon and I was dragged along because it was his weekend. Dang guy put me on the hood of the car with a blanket and pillows and told me to face foward at all times and knock three times if I had to pee.


21 posted on 02/22/2012 10:46:37 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Retired Greyhound
I have no idea why there are not more drive-ins today. I never understood why they died out.

Cars got to small to make out in? With my old '56 Olds, I went to them all the time --- never once watched a movie. ;~))

22 posted on 02/22/2012 10:46:58 AM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Lazamataz

I’ll probably regret asking this but ... did you ever attend a drive-in movie and do you remember the first one you ever saw?


23 posted on 02/22/2012 10:50:04 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Sound quality maybe? They also deteriorated to the point that you couldn’t see a first-run movie at a drive-in. That could have contributed to their demise. I’m looking forward to this theater’s opening on Memorial Day. I’m there.


24 posted on 02/22/2012 10:54:40 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Yes, I miss the outdoor drive-in. Wonder if the prices will be better then indoor rip-offs.


25 posted on 02/22/2012 10:58:46 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN TEAM is again on the move.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

My hometown still has the original kind of drive-in.


26 posted on 02/22/2012 11:00:41 AM PST by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I can’t recall the first one I saw, my mother started taking me from a wee one. I loved the smell of those mosquito rings. And we would bring a big paper sack of popcorn.

I recall the last one I saw (80’s), before the drive-in closed down off I-45 (Houston area). It was Friday the 13th. Oh lawdy was that scary!

I was thrilled when we lived in S.C., they had a Drive-In and I was able to load up with my neighbor and we would take the kids. First one kiddo saw was The Lion King.

That’s pretty sneaky/smart of your dad! hahahaha! Pull off a date and his weekend parenting. Funny stuff! :p


27 posted on 02/22/2012 11:01:23 AM PST by Irenic
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I remember when the sports director at the Y day camp, where I was a counselor, got the keys for the van. The guy counselors packed into the van with a couple of cases of beer, and headed for the drive-in.

You can guess the test. They must have loved us.


28 posted on 02/22/2012 11:02:28 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: wolfcreek

Are they still working the mines, too?? And I suppose you’re having bear for dinner. :-)


29 posted on 02/22/2012 11:03:59 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“Around the World in 80 Days” with David Niven


30 posted on 02/22/2012 11:04:17 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: wolfcreek

Do they play first-run movies? Just curious.


31 posted on 02/22/2012 11:05:22 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Ditto

Don’t forget the 1960 Rambler station wagons-the seat folded down so one had 6 feet or so of flat surface.


32 posted on 02/22/2012 11:06:13 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: BuckeyeTexan

First movie I saw was some James Bond movie where he’s trapped in a swimming pool with a shark. I was blown away, because I was 5.

My parents fell asleep. When they woke up, they said my nose was glued to the windshield.

I remember thinking, “I hope that never happens to me!”


33 posted on 02/22/2012 11:07:38 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: D-fendr

You have the very good stereo sound

The I Phone audio jack plugs into an FM transmitter that sends the signal to the vehicle FM radio that plays the stereo signal.

The transmitter device is powered by the 12 volt onboard system (cigarette lighter) and is very small.

My son handed me down his old one and I use it to listen to audio books as I travel the Interstates for my job


34 posted on 02/22/2012 11:14:34 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: bert

Ah, thanks.

I was thinking the crappy cell phone speaker...


35 posted on 02/22/2012 11:17:06 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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36 posted on 02/22/2012 11:18:12 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I don’t remember the very first, but a very early one was TOY TIGER starring Jeff Chandler.


37 posted on 02/22/2012 11:18:24 AM PST by Anima Mundi
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Thunderball with Sean Connery? Apparently some of his reactions were real as the sharks got too close for comfort.


38 posted on 02/22/2012 11:19:53 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
I love drive-in's.

Who cared what they were playing. I parked my van in the back row...and it was a rock'n!

39 posted on 02/22/2012 11:23:46 AM PST by Musketeer
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To: Irenic

My grandparents (who raised me) were not happy. I was only ten and Blue Lagoon was rather inappropriate. They had all sorts of questions to answer. :)


40 posted on 02/22/2012 11:25:29 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

-——Thunderball with Sean Connery?-——

I don’t know, but I’ll have to watch it on Netflix, and compare it to my 5-year-old memory. Thanks!


41 posted on 02/22/2012 11:25:48 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: D-fendr

>>>Yeah, but listening to a movie through your phone?

If one uses decent headphones, one can have quite an enjoyable listening experience to audio from a cell phone.


42 posted on 02/22/2012 11:28:21 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Yep! They also have indoor seating for the Drive-in movie and a cinema (with another flic) and a putt-putt golf course.

http://www.drive-ins.com/theater/txtlast


43 posted on 02/22/2012 11:28:21 AM PST by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: Sacajaweau

Seriously?


44 posted on 02/22/2012 11:29:18 AM PST by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: D-fendr
Yeah, but listening to a movie through your phone?

Why not? Most kids these days have the phone to their ears at least 6 hours per day.

45 posted on 02/22/2012 11:31:04 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: wolfcreek

No...not seriously...


46 posted on 02/22/2012 11:31:33 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: wolfcreek

Sweet. I’ll have to check that one out. I remember playgrounds and *I think* an arcade at the drive-in but not miniature golf.


47 posted on 02/22/2012 11:35:59 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sacajaweau

Good... cause we didn’t have mines or bears ;>)


48 posted on 02/22/2012 11:38:53 AM PST by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Have you been to the one in Gatesville?


49 posted on 02/22/2012 11:39:46 AM PST by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: wolfcreek

Nope, but I might have to get down there.


50 posted on 02/22/2012 11:42:39 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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