For those of you who absorb useless facts, read on. For those that don't, skip the italics and enjoy! Otherwise, here are some interesting details about the Drive-In Theatres. They were created in 1928 by a man named Richard Hollingshed, who started out with a projector mounted to his car, and a screen nailed between two trees. Using his lawn sprinkler, he simulated rain storms, and liked what he saw. Richard used blocks and various cars, and was able to find out the correct angle of where these cars needed to be placed to get the spacing right, so everyone could see the movie. Thus, the first patent for a drive-in was made in 1932. In 1950 the courts of Delaware ruled that a drive-in could no longer be patented.
In the 1930's there were 18 Drive-In theatres. That number, we all know, grew and grew, and in 1948 there were a total of 820 theatres. After the baby boom, drive-ins became playgrounds for the kids. Many owners installed equipment for the children to enjoy till it was time for the movie to begin. Parents would arrive early, and the concession stand did even more business. By the end of the 1950's, the Drive-In was making its way across the country, and came close to 5,000, forcing that same number of indoor theaters to close down. The largest theatre was in Copiague, New York. It was 28 acres, and had spacing for 2500 cars. A train was used to shuttle people from their cars to various areas on the site. It included an indoor theatre for 1200, a playground, restaurant, and a cafeteria.
Unfortunately, by the 60's and 70's the drive-in had worn out its welcome, and many had begun to close down. Fewer families attended, so the playgrounds were taken away, and movies were geared towards teens and young adults. By the end of the 1980's only about 1000 drive-ins remained, and many of them were closing their doors. Cable TV and VCR's are what brought about this change in attendance. Finally, in the 1990's, drive-in theatres began to come back into demand. Some new ones were built and old ones reopened. Many added more screens for viewers. One Florida theatre added 13.
What will the 2000's bring us? I don't have a clue, but I live 20 minutes away from a drive-in and love it. The cost has gone up; we pay $6.00 for ages 12 and up, but everyone 11 and under are admitted free. Some nights the owners charge $6.00 a car; and man, you sure can pack a lot of people in the bed of a pick-up truck! The food is expensive, but it is still worth the nostalgia one gets when they pull up to the speaker post, and the kids play outside and enjoy the time before the movie begins. We probably shouldn't mention the steamy windows, from the countless lovers who take a moment to feel young again!
Abby and Todd waited patiently for the movie to start. Todd had agreed to a blind date with Abby just to appease his buddy's girlfriend, Sheila. Brice and Sheila, who were in the back seat of Todd's Town Car, had been dating for six months, and she, it seemed, had wanted to find a date for her friend Abby. He had been nominated the potential victim. So far, Todd had to admit he was having a nice time. Abby was better looking then Brice had described; then again, Brice was partial to blonde hair. Abby was definitely not what Brice would have ever found attractive, Todd thought to himself, as he compared her 5'-3" to Sheila's 6'0''. Abby's brown curly hair was cut close to her shoulders, whereas her friend's was long and wavy, and definitely bottle blonde. Todd also noticed that Sheila was as thin as a stick. Granted, she had enough to keep a man's hands busy in the chest department, but Abby had much more, and though she wasn't a big woman, she had enough there that a man felt like he was touching a soft female, and not a bunch of bones. Every man had a different taste in this world, and Todd could tell his tastes were definitely for Abby.
Abby glanced back at Sheila and Brice and blushed, as she quickly faced the front of the car. She knew she was taking her chances going on a blind date with a couple who obviously, from what she had just witnessed, couldn't keep their hands off each other for very long. So she watched the people moving in front of the car on their way to the concession stand, and she heard the children playing on the playground that was located at the front of the pack of cars. She loved coming to this drive-in. Her mom had told her stories of it, and how she and her aunts and uncles would ride their bikes and climb the trees to listen to the movies with their hand-held radios. They couldn't afford the money to go very often, since they were a family of eight, and times were never easy for them growing up. She had even pointed out the group of trees to her once, and Abby always enjoyed imagining herself in those trees, watching a movie. She related the story to Todd while she took in his appearance, bringing smiles to her eyes, as well as her lips.
Abby had been very apprehensive about going out with another one of Sheila's blind dates. Abby knew she wasn't as thin as Sheila, but she also knew that she was attractive. Many men had given her notice at clubs or while she shopped at the mall, yet they rarely ever approached her. She wasn't sure why. Maybe because Sheila was so outgoing to everyone, whereas she was a little more reserved, until she felt more comfortable with someone new. Abby was immediately glad she had agreed to this particular blind date. Todd was a very nice looking man. He was physically fit, with short brown wavy hair, and very deep blue eyes. Abby had felt a little dwarfed when he stood beside her, helping her into the car. She figured her 5'3'' frame looked tiny compared to his 6'4''. She also liked the feeling of protectiveness that his height had given her. She tried to keep a steady flow of conversation with Todd, to drown out the sounds of the two in the back seat, making out, as her face kept getting redder and redder.
Brice had his hand up Sheila's blouse when Abby had looked back at them, and he smiled against her neck as he started to suck gently on her skin. He always enjoyed making Abby blush. She had a nice, cute smile when she was embarrassed, and he loved seeing her smile. He felt his cock get even harder, thinking of Abby, while he continued to fondle Sheila's nipples. Brice had met Sheila and Abby at a bar, and had initially been attracted to Abby, but Sheila had come across right from the start as the wild one of the two. So he had ended up with her that night, and just hadn't bothered to try and sample Abby's delights, though many times he had imagined her in his bed or on his pool table, instead of his current lover. Closing his eyes, he moved his tongue over Sheila's neck to her mouth, while his mind imagined Abby's large breast under his hand.
Sheila moaned against Brice's lips and let her hand slide down to his crotch. She hadn't wanted to start groping Brice as soon as they got in the car, but she knew he was a man who needed a lot of attention, and so she felt like obliging him most of the time. She pressed her hand against his cock and bit his bottom lip with her teeth before pulling it in and sucking on it gently. She noticed Abby shifting uncomfortably in her seat, so she pulled her mouth from Brice's and slowly eased his hand from her shirt. "Later babe, when it's a bit darker." She heard his groan, and winced a little as he gave one last hard pinch on her nipple.
Sheila had wanted Brice the moment she saw him approaching Abby at the bar. She had seen that look in many men's eyes when she and Abby were out together, and she hated it. Sheila saw the way Brice looked at her friend, and she couldn't understand how so many people would rather be with Abby than with her. She was thinner then Abby, sexier then Abby, and so much more outgoing then Abby, yet almost every man she had slept with had at first wanted Abby. She was tired of always comparing her thin self to Abby's body. She admitted that even she found Abby attractive. She had an innocence about her; an untouched clean soul. Sheila had actually found herself imagining being a part of that innocence. She liked Abby, but hated how jealous she was of her. She tried to be quiet and demure, but just couldn't. She wanted to be Abby sometimes, and get the attention Abby got, but never realized she was getting. She wouldn't mind seeing what was so special about Abby, and decided that somehow she was going to get a taste of what was so unique about her friend.
"Hey Todd, let's go get these ladies something to drink, and a couple of large popcorns," Brice said, as he pried himself from Sheila's side, and gave her a quick kiss on the cheek before exiting the vehicle to meet Todd on the driver's side.
"Don't forget the extra butter!" Sheila and Abby both shouted at their retreating backs, giggling together as the guys rolled their eyes at them.
"Sooooo... tell me what you think?" Sheila asked as soon as the men were far enough away that her question wouldn't be carried on the wind.
"I think I like him. He is a very nice looking guy and very polite. He even opened the door for me, and you know that doesn't happen much anymore."
Sheila noticed the sparkle in Abby's eyes and how her face lit up when she was enjoying herself. "Well, I think he's smitten with you also."
"Smitten! What are you, 80 years old? I think more like, attracted to me, is the word you're looking for... and you know what? I think he is. Well, I really hope he is, anyway."
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