Rebooting the Drive-In Movie

Drive-ins reboot just in time for a second act

Picture the drive-in movie of baby-boomer America: a summer evening, the white of the screen against the rose of the sky, the incandescent glow from the concession stand, kids tossing a football as they wait for the show to begin, the smell of bug spray, the rows of cars with patrons draped across the roofs.

On a recent August night, the Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre in Wellfleet, Mass., seems to have kept up the classic elements. There's the warmth, the sunset, the popcorn, the families, the cars prowling for an open spot, the double feature of The Smurfs 2 and Grown Ups...

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