There’s nothing like a drive-in. I feel that it’s the best way to see a movie. The open sky, watching from the car or a chair, hamburgers, hot dogs, a cooler full of beer and perhaps some other substances, pizza, popcorn and staying up way too late. It’s pure magic. We go see drive-in movies as often as we can and know all about the Mahoning Drive-In. This documentary tells even more of the story.
From sleeping in the concession stand to working entirely for free, the volunteers of the Mahoning Drive-In have kept their theater alive, using their vintage projector and 35mm prints. However, when Hollywood announces that all new movies will only be available digitally, it might be the end.
Obviously, the Mahoning is still open. This movie tells you how they stayed that way.
I get really emotional at the drive-in. I well up with emotion at times, remembering how it felt to escape reality as a child and get to go and sit under the stars. Just seeing the big screen with the sun behind it makes me choke up a little. This film made me feel exactly the same way.
NOTE: This was sent to us by the movie’s PR team but that has no impact on our review.