- When it appears that you have killed the monster,
never check to see if it’s really dead.
- If you find that your house a) is built upon or near a cemetery, b) was once a church that was used for black masses, c) had previous inhabitants who went mad, committed suicide, or died in some horrible fashion, or d) had inhabitants who performed necrophilia or satanic practices, move away immediately.
- Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.
- Do not search the basement, especially if the power has just gone out.
- As a general rule, don’t solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.
- If you find a town which looks deserted, it’s probably that way for a reason. Take the hint and stay away.
- Don’t fool with recombinant DNA technology unless you’re sure you know what you are doing.
- If you’re running from the monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice, more if you are of the female persuasion. Also note that despite the fact that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it’s still moving fast enough
to catch up with you.
- Do not keep all of your sharpest kitchen knifes in one of those wooden blocks on your counter top.
- When you’re searching a house because you think there’s something dangerous there, for God’s sake turn the bloody lights on!
- Never back out of one room into another without looking.
- Never, ever turn off the paved road onto a gravel or dirt road.
- Always make sure that your car has a fresh battery so it will start immediately in times of crisis.
- Never say that you’ll be right back, because you won’t.
- If anything other than water (blood, green slime, or thick goo of any color) comes out of a faucet, do not call a plumber. Leave the house immediately.
- If, while looking in a mirror, you a) see a figure behind you that you don’t see upon turning around, b) see a different room than the one you are in, c) see a figure other than yourself looking back, or d) hear your reflection tell you to get out before it’s too late, proceed to the nearest exit with all due haste.
- If you open a door and the room you see is not the room that should be there, do not explore it. In fact, even if you close the door and see the correct room after re-opening it, vacate the house.
- When in doubt, it’s right behind you.
- Always check the back seat of your car.
- The first time that you are absolutely sure that the monster/killer is dead or the hellgate is finally closed forever, you are in the most danger. Don’t relax.
- Objects moving in a mysterious fashion should be considered a very bad sign.
- If on a stormy night, you find a window open which you thought was previously closed, do not close it. It may be your only way out when whatever has come in through it is chasing you.
- If you come into possession of a strange old artifact and any exotic person (old wizened Oriental, gypsy, Indian medicine man) warns you to do/not do something, do not do just the opposite in order to demonstrate how silly they are.
- Anniversary nights of executions, horrible murders, or terrifying rituals should be viewed with fear. Especially on the spot where the event took place. Most specially on even century anniversaries. And certainly if you or a friend is somehow descended from one of the original participants.
- If one of your group is missing for a while and, upon returning, no longer seems as frightened, assuring you that there is really nothing to be worried about, do not let them get behind you. They have joined the other team.
- If your friend turns into a demon and then suddenly turns back to normal, kill them because they are not normal!
- After you kill the maniac, don’t stand anywhere near the body and don’t drop the gun, knife or other instrument of death because 1) they are not dead; and 2) you will be needing the instrument of death again.
- Kill the person in the group who suggests that you split up. They will eventually get you killed.
- Kill the greedy person in the group. They will eventually get you killed.
- Never make fun of the local yokel’s stories about deformed killer babies in backwoods towns, you can bet they are real and you might get it angry.
- Never be with the group who plays vicious pranks on the shy, strange, new kid. Those pranksters will soon meet their doom and often in a horribly gory way.
- If the female or male in your group is too scared to shoot when the monster is bearing down on you, grab the gun and shoot the monster yourself or use your weapon to kill both the monster and your friend, especially if there are more monsters around. Your friend was dead weight.
- Go ahead and slap the screaming hysterical girl. She will be the one to distract everyone when there really is danger.
- Nothing is ever over if it is still nighttime.
- If it seems like you have just woken up from a horrible nightmare, chances are you are still in grave danger.
- Take heed of all warnings from animals and children. They usually know more than you do.
- Never run to the top floor of any building if you are being chased by a maniac/monster. Your only way out will be to jump.
- Never publicly announce your plans for the future if you make it out alive. It guarantees that you have no future.
- Never, under any circumstances, run upstairs if you are being chased.
- And lastly, don’t turn on your head lights at the Drive-In ! Eeeeeeee !
Apr 11, 11:23 AM
Apr 11, 11:20 AM
Its been many a year, since I went to a drive-In Movie…
But this is the way I remember them !
Many a year ago, back around 1955, my folks and I went, to the Drive-In movie theatre !
Down the road, excited in anticipation, down to the highway, and byway, to see upon the Big Screen a war movie, or a western, and cartoons galore, or maybe Space Pirates ! Up there on the Big Screen. Fifty feet tall !
Sitting, almost bouncing, there in the back seat of the car. Well, I did bounce a few times, and was told to stop that. I had bounced so much, my Dad thought we had a flat tire…
One time, I brought my cap pistols, to help the Good Guys battle the Bad Guys. I wore my cowboy hat and cap pistol belt over my pajamas. And how I accidently left the caps in there. Gee, did my Dad jump when I fired my toy pistol at the Bad Guys… and hit his head on the inside of the car roof. We left early… oh well. But I had fun, up to that point in time.
The concession stand popcorn and the large soda pop drink, it was cheaper than going to the movie show in town.
My folks particularly liked dollar a car night ! But you had to go early, otherwise the long lines might mean there was no room left by the time we got up to the ticket booth.
I never saw a pony ride there, but they had swings and slides. Sometimes I could go and swing, and have fun. Other times I had to sit in the car, ‘cause dad had a headache and didn’t want to chase me back to the car because I wanted to see the movie, while swinging on that swing. And my folks wanting me back in the car. I enjoyed those swings.
Its kinda hard to tell you, just what the experience was like. To see our Heroes, and the Bad Guys, up there, on the Big Screen.
If you ever saw a movie at one of the movie palaces, that would be close.
But I don’t remember it rivaling the size of the people and monsters at the Drive-In Movie Theatre Picture Show !
The sounds were tinny, of that you could be sure, but those rayguns and space ships paid no attention to that !
Space ships and monsters, looked much larger there !
At the Drive-In Movie Picture Show.
Back in the days, of the double-feature ! On some nights, there were three movies ! All for one price. Two cartoons, before and after the Main Attraction. Out there, in the dark of the Drive-In Movie Theatre Big Screen !
Popcorn, candy, and hot dogs with mustard, from the concession stand.
Oh, I remember the thrill of seeing those 1950s B-Movies at the Drive-In Movie Theatre Big Screen !
Apr 11, 09:05 AM
I hate spam and junk email. I will delete it.
But, if you have a Drive-In Movie Theatre, I will list it on my ‘states with open drive-ins who have web pages’ link pages.
Apr 11, 08:57 AM
My information on most of these drive-ins is old information. I have no way of knowing if a drive-in is still closed, has reopened, or just closed. So, if you arrive there and its closed or open, I’m not responsible. You could check the open drive-in web site listings I have. But its possible their web site is down, and they are still open. This is in response to several form mails from upset people who found an open or closed Drive-In, when I said it was the opposite.
I am slowly downloading the maps and photos from MSR maps and placing them on my site. Since the maps and aerial photos were made by the US Geologic Survery, a US Government bureau, using tax dollars, the downloads are free. Of course, if you go to the USGS, and you want an actual map, they sell them via various disribution methods. Its all explained on their USGS site
I’m getting some of the Drive-In names from Driveintheater.com. Note that I have found some of the Drive-In names there to be in former towns, that have now merged with other towns. The Don Drive-In in Edgewater Park, MS is an example. Its now part of Biloxi and the Edgewater Shopping Mall is now located there. This is due to changes in city limits, maps, etc. and is not the fault of the folks at Driveintheater.com.
Where are the street adresses for the open Drive-Ins ? At Driveintheater.com
The rest of the names and towns/cities are coming from the sites on my link page and your suggestions.
If you have any info, locations, how many cars the drive-in could hold, years of operation, type of projectors, etc. please let me know. Thanks ! (The form allows a maximum of 3 rows of 60 columns each.)
If you need more space than the form page allows, just use that to contact me, and I’ll give you an email address you can use to reach me. Non-Drive-In related info cheerfully deleted.
I have found some aerial photos on Terraserver for some of these sites. I found it easier to look up a drive-in on the topo maps, then do the aerial photos. Less in the way and landmarks are easier to spot.
I have found some Drive-Ins on maps in large cities. If you find any I haven’t found, just form mail me the map link and I’ll look at it. I’ll include them on my pages. For a few I’ve located mailing addresses for, I have been able to find many of those using city maps, which helps find them on the topo maps and aerial photos. I have found that sometimes the topo maps and maps.yahoo show a different location for a Drive-In location with a street address. I’ve noted where this happens.
On my pages ‘topo’ at the end of a Drive-In link is a topographic map I located at MSR Maps. On my pages ‘photo’ at the end of a Drive-In link is a United States Geodetic Survey aerial photo of an area. Note that not all towns and cities have aerial photos of that area, or there might be partial coverage of the maps or partial coverage of the photos.
If you see a listing that says ‘Here is the town’, that means I could not find the Drive-In located there.
NOTE: I do my best to be accurate, but I do make mistakes. If you know that a Drive-In is open, and I show it as closed, please let me know using my form page.
Before calling a Drive-In on the telephone, make certain its still open !
Just because the phone number is still in use, doesn’t mean the Drive-In is open.
Someone else may have the new phone number, and they don’t work at or own a Drive-In.
Most telephone companies in the United States reuse a telephone number after it has been out of use for 18 months.
NOTE: My sources may have a Drive-In listed as open. ‘This one is open !’ But I may not be able to find it, or it may show as closed. Drive-Ins are reopening in various places, so the aerial photos may show the site while it was closed. It could be open. But I suggest contacting someone in that area before you travel. I’m not responsible if its closed or shut down when you get there.
I can accept photos, but you have to send me an email giving me permission to post them to my site. Its for the Terms of Service requirements of my provider. I don’t have a scanner, so I wont accept photos of the Drive-Ins that are not already scanned by you. If you want to email me some Drive-In experiences please do. Please keep it clean. I’ll put them on separate pages, with your first name and the name of the Drive-In with a link to it from the Drive-In page for that Drive-In. If you want to use a nickname, instead of your real name, thats fine.
Oh, why did I get started in this ? Why, because of an upsurge in my nostalgia after looking at Road Side Peek !
Apr 11, 08:53 AM
1 ) Please send me an email before you send the photos, wait for a reply before you send the photos. I have a limited incoming email capacity.
2 ) No photo can violate the Terms of Service. Go to the orange bar at the top click on the Terms of Service link at Crosswinds, top of the page. If it violates the Terms of Service, it wont go on my site.
3 ) If you don’t follow the above, I’ll delete the pictures unlooked at.
Sorry, but I don’t want to lose my domain. Thank you.