Mom and dad had a station wagon and they would put the seat down, have blankets and we would watch the movie until we fell asleep. It was a cheap way for them to afford to take the family out and sometimes we would get a hot dog or popcorn and soda. We didn't go often when I was small but as a teenager I went many times. The drive in was only open for about four or five months each year because Baker wasn't known for its mild winters.
Here is the entry way to the drive in. You can see the screen in the background. The ticket booth looks pretty good here. I admit these were taken back in 2005 so I don't even know it these are still there. I haven't looked when home visiting. I loved the fact that you could have as many people as you wanted in one car and only pay one fee. My friends and I would squeeze as many as we could in the car and then while the movie played people spilled out on the hood and roof as well as inside. Lots of trips for food and lots of laughter and talking. I don't think I ever paid much attention to what was playing.
Do you remember these? It was great to be able adjust the speaker up or down when you needed to. One time we accidentally pulled one off of the post when we drove away. Actually it was a friend of mine and the owner of the drive in told her that it was no problem....covered by insurance. Can you imagine that happening today?
Awww shucks! And then of course there was the dates. This could be good or bad depending on if you really like your date. Oh how sad that this closed many years ago.