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Friday, September 4

Going Attractions - the Definitive Story of the American Drive-in Movie

I got a DVD in the mail that I have been meaning to tell you all about for some time now. It is called "Going Attractions - the Definitive Story of the American Drive-in Movie," and it is fantastic!

Going Attractions is a documentary that takes a look at the time-honored tradition of the Drive-in movie theater. Tracing the roots back to its beginning and following it through its decline and near-extinction in the 80s, all the way to the recent revival and digital revolution, this is a really well made and entertaining documentary.

I had the pleasure of seeing it projected on a drive-in screen back in 2013, when it was shown at the Stardust Drive-in in Watertown, TN. Director April Wright was there too, and she was super friendly and a pleasure to talk with. The documentary features a plethora of drive-in ads, memorabilia, and footage as well as interviews with owners across the country, and even segments with director Roger Corman. Definitely a DVD you will want in your collection. AND she is working on a new series - not sure where this will air, but this promo popped up on her Youtube channel recently, and promises to be fun. I'm a huge Joe Bob fan, and he is the perfect host for a series spotlighting drive-ins. Keep an eye out for this one, and I'll post more info as I get it!

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