I'd been 6-ish, I know I was 6 my stepdad married my mom in 1965
we had just moved back to Concord 'The Birds' like 1964-ish flick, being replayed was at the theater forever
at the local Solano Drive-in theater in Concord Ca.
along with some other shitty horror flick
double feature, $5 a car load type deal, the whole family at the drive-in
at that time it was me my mom & stepdad, my 2 older sisters
The second feature was; "101 Blood Maniacs" or something like that, not sure the title
I was supposed to be asleep, in the back of the station wagon
I peaked up over the 3rd-row seat in the 57 Ford Delrio/2 dr Ranch Wagon
to see them putting some guy in a barrel hammering a bunch of nails in it
rolling it down a hill & then chopping some guy up, blood & gore shit,
it scared the living shit out of me...
to this day I can't stand them types of blood & gore movies
I'm not scared now, I just find it repulsive & stupid, waste of $$$
why the hell people would make that shit ?
let alone spend good money to see it ?
is beyond me
I just don't get the especially "zombies" nonsense
or vampires craze BS either
truly stupid shit, albeit 'Dusk Till Dawn' was sort of good
my favorite 'Drive In' flick was 'American Graffiti'
1973-ish (14 or so)
my last was 'Hollywood Knights'
like 1980-ish (21 or so) 2 great car flicks
after that, they closed most of the drive-ins down
or had shit movies & mega theaters indoors
I rarely went to the movies after the drive-in craze was over
I don't like indoor theaters at all,
way too many rude obnoxious disrespectful douches attending them
In my small town, we had two different movies each week unless it was something really special like a Disney movie. Thursday through Saturday it was the better movie. Sunday through Tuesday it was usually a B-rated war movie. My friend Jeffery and I always went to the war movies on Sunday afternoons. Then one week they started showing sexy movies on Sunday through Tuesday. It was a surprise to me but my sister told me so that was the end of that.
Saturday afternoons it was a kid's melee. shouting, kicking, folded popcorn boxes flying all over. It was a sign of badassery to get kicked out. My dad told me they used to go to the cowboy movies and they all brought their cap pistols. The theater got so smokey they had to stop the picture and let everyone out.
Seen many cartoons and Disney stuff, but don't recall much before 1970.
I recall Bedknobs and Broomsticks when it first came out in 1971, and watched Silent Running at the drive-in in 1972.
A bunch of good movies in the mid '70's
One of my favs is Gumball rally 1976.