History: The drive-in theater is a no-brainer. It combines three of America's favorite things: movies, cars and fatty snack foods. Yet since its boom time in the 1940s and 1950s, the number of drive-ins has been steadily declining. Like most states, South Dakota was once home to dozens of the outdoor theaters; today, only six remain, including the Starlite in Mitchell, an hour west of Sioux Falls, a drive-in that's been around since 1949. The theater closed for various periods over the years but got a remodeling in the 1990s that returned it to its mid-century glory. Show up during the summer and catch a double feature.
What's there: I think most of us remember these or have been to one once. A huge parking lot with a huge ass screen where you can watch a movie in your car.
Why we want to go: Oldskool coolness mostly. Imagine bringing the bus into a drive in, and sitting on it's roof with some lawn chairs and beer watching whatever crap ass movie they have playing that week. Ah, yes, bliss.
Anyone else know of some good drive in theaters that are still around?