nDepth piece on drive-in theaters draws reader interest on NewsOK
On Sunday, we released another installment of our nDepth – Stories of the Ages series.
It was written by Taylor Eldridge, one of The Oklahoman’s interns this summer, and he told the story like a veteran. He took readers back to their memories of hanging out at one of the many drive-in theaters in the state.
If you were old enough to drive, you were at a drive-in on Friday or Saturday night. Its popularity was shared with all classes; families went to spend quality time together, teenagers used it as a hang-out spot and couples transformed it into a “passion pit.”
He also showed us what it’s like to be the person responsible for making a profit in of the of the few drive-in-theaters trying to pave a path to the future.
On a Wednesday night last fall, Barbara Egbert can remember a total of two cars pulling in to the Chief Drive-In in Chickasha. Nights like this force her to wonder more than once why she continues down this path that seemingly has an inevitable ending.
Taylor tells a complete story, and then he shares feedback from NewsOK readers and their memories of drive-in theaters.
I can’t remember what we saw, but it was magic being there.
And below all of that is a chance for you to share your thoughts through Facebook comments — which, in this case, is a great way for you to share your thoughts with the world and with your Facebook friends.
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