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Failed movie magic: Five films to avoid at theaters this week, Dallas Morning News Plus Em's Talkery on Drive-In Movie Comeback!

It's rainy here and a perfect wekeend to take everyone to the movies! But if you have plans for such fun, here are some flicks according to The Dallas Morning News that you may wish to skip! ....more

C
loudy with A Chance of Meatballs..

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Metallic Through the Never   and two more here: ....more

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And from Author Emily Frankel, a great essay on Drive-in Movies!

GOING TO A DRIVE-IN THEATER

Drive-in movie theaters are -- maybe -- coming back ...

My family, when I was growing up, did NOT go to drive-in theaters. On Saturday night or Sunday, we went to the local movie theater. But all of us (my two sisters and brother, Mom, and Dad), piled into the car, and the Saturday night movie was a family tradition.

I'm borrowing specific nostalgia from a Time Magazine article "Summer evening, the white of the screen against the rose of the sky, the incandescent glow from the concession stand, kids tossing a football as they wait for the show to begin, the smell of bug spray, the rows of cars with patrons draped across the roofs...

Gee, it's sort of like what I experienced at the local theater, just more so.

When something "typical" disappears, it means the country is changing. Is the resurgence of drive-ins the result of our pinched economy? The cost of seeing a movie at a drive-in is defintiely less.. $8 for an adult $6 for a kid, or thereabouts.

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