Remembering the nights in the backseat at the drive in! 62



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There was nothing quite as fun as a night at the drive in with your man… And at every age, the whole experience meant something completely different! There’s only a few left throughout Australia now and this week marked the 82nd anniversary of the drive in movie! So tonight, share your memories of the nights on the backseat at the drive in! Tell us, who did you go with… And (if it’s legal enough) what did you do there?

We all have our memories and some are just hilarious. We’ve listed some of the best and most popular drive in films from our era! Which did you see?

“The drive-in was a perfect date location with the parking for a little necking already provided. Steamy windshields were evident in all directions. I guess this is where my first love for the drive-in resulted as a teenager with raging hormones. Of course many girls’ parents forbid their daughters to go on dates at the drive-in to protect them from guys like me. My date and I would attend even against her parents’ wishes. I do remember Goldfinger, starring Sean Connery, was my first movie I attended with a date”.


In the Heat of the Night (1967)

An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.Dir: Norman Jewison With: Sidney PoitierRod SteigerWarren Oates

Barbarella (1968)

In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.   Dir: Roger Vadim With: Jane FondaJohn Phillip LawAnita Pallenberg

Psycho (1960)

A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.   Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Anthony PerkinsJanet LeighVera Miles

The Graduate (1967)

Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father’s business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine.   Dir: Mike Nichols With: Dustin HoffmanAnne BancroftKatharine Ross

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)


Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.   Dir: Sergio Leone With: Henry FondaCharles BronsonClaudia Cardinale

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.

Dir: Arthur Penn With: Warren BeattyFaye DunawayMichael J. Pollard

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.

Dir: John Schlesinger With: Dustin HoffmanJon VoightSylvia Miles

The Godfather (1972)

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.Dir: Jim Sharman With: Tim CurrySusan SarandonBarry Bostwick

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  1. Ooh, I’m not telling what happened at the Drive-In in the mid sixties. What happened at the Drive-In, stays at the Drive-In lol

  2. The love of my life, proposed at the Drive In! Still in love, 43 years later!

  3. I remember seeing Pollyanna at the drive-in. The first movie with a boy was Born Free. I married and divorced that boy many years later. I had to take one of my brothers with us. I remember many a panel van lined up with all our friends, especially in winter at the Alice Springs drive-in and I remember the first time my mother took us in the FC Holden. She knocked not one, but two speakers over and just laughed and went to the next one.

  4. Can’t remember the movie or the guys name but we had to leave early because we had his little brother with us & he was tired & cranky & wanted his mummy, no more dates after that lol

  5. I remember we went to Capalaba Drive In to see The Graduate. I arrived home late and wasnt allowed out for a month. Forgot to tell them it was a midnight till dawn session.

  6. I remember ipswich drive in, oh calcutta was one that was really out there.also remember driving off with speaker still in the window of all with my darling husband of nearly 45years.wish drive ins were still around.

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  7. I remember walking out of a drive in because a certain young man wouldn’t take no as an answer. It seemed so far to walk. Luckily I had taxi money with me 🙂

  8. Erina drive in Cental Coast I remeber the opening night it poured rain didnt matter to us!!!!

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