Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Header Competition # 19 - Cinema

The header theme this week by Gail's Man from England and is "Cinema". Mac,TomDarlaMarthaGail's Man and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. 

The Kent Stage was a $1 Cinema when we first moved to Kent. Two theaters so you could catch the shows you had missed. They now have some movies but mostly live shows.
Today the Cinema is on DVD and you can watch Cimema at home. This is a small part of my movies.
You can get quite a collection of cinema to watch when you wish, hello Harry Potter.

My final choice was the Mid Way Drive-In Theater located half way between Kent and Ravenna. The cost is $10 per car load with a double feature. The Drive-In was a big part of my childhood Cinema experience.


Check out the other headers to see how they interpreted Cinema.

27 comments:

imac said...

Hey Tom, nay bad Nay bad at all my friend.

Tom said...

I like this... I wish we had 'Drive Ins' when I younger..

Gail's Man said...

I think they must be showing "Ice Station Zebra" with all that snow!

Darla said...

I remember Drive Ins...Love this.

KaHolly said...

Great choice for a header! There aren't too many drive-ins available anymore. Brings back a lot of memories! ~karen

Martha's Menagerie said...

Great entry Tom! I love the deserted drive in shot, brings back old memories. Love the old theater too!

Shelley said...

I enjoyed your blog header! Brings back fun memories of seeing movies at the drive in!

Tom said...

Tom, you've done it again, showing me little bits and pieces of my childhood too. I remember the big old green screen of the Midway, with red lettering. And although it was long before my time, my great grandfather Floyd Hill was a projectionist at what is now the Kent Stage.

Tom

blog with no name said...

Tom, some of my favorite memories were at the old "99" Drive In,in Bakersfield Calif. It was only four bucks to discover the mystries of life...

SandyCarlson said...

I remember drive-ins, too.

Lawstude said...

i only see drive-in theaters in movies (usually horror flicks) coz there is no drive-in theaters here. do they open even if it snow?

Gaelyn said...

Nice choice Tom, though I wouldn't want to be there now. Weren't drive-ins for making out? I like your choice of movies also.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My .... I remember drive-in's... My boyfriend and I used to go to the drive-in.. Don't think we saw much of the movies though. ha ha

Good Luck with the header competition.
Betsy

Lara Neusiedler said...

this is indeed a funny challenge!

Pietro said...

Very interesting post, Tom.
It's a pity that we have no Drive-In Cinemas at all here!
Have a nice day

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This takes me WAY back Tom. I remember I used to get 10c pocket money. 5c Was for movies and the other for candy and it bought me a huge bag of them which would last me all week. Now I am really showing my age aren't I? LOL!!

Kcalpesh said...

It's been a long time I haven't been to a cinema hall for a movie...

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Becca's Dirt said...

Oh I so remember the drive inn theater. Got my first kiss at the drive inn and I will never forget watching the Birds and being scared to death - after all we were outdoors watching.

Great post

Tricia said...

O Brother, where art thou! Hilarious movie, but I love George Clooney!

JOE TODD said...

Ditto Betsy for Tenn..Quite awhile back I did a post on our local drive in "skyview" to my surprise they had a web site with photos and history.. might want to check yours

Misty Dawn said...

Oh WOW. I've got goosebumps from reading this, because of the memories of "home". The Midway was SUCH a treat! Tom, your blog is a special treat for me... it lets me be 'home' for a little bit ;-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Drive-in, it's cool!In Brazil we don't have this kind of Cinema,I would love to attend some presentation in a place like this!
Beautiful picture, congratulations!
Léia

George said...

Drive-in theaters are quite rare nowadays, although they were quite popular in my younger years.

Craver Vii said...

I think I must be one of the four people on the planet who hasn't watched the Harry Potter movies.

eden said...

WE have Drive In close to where we live and it is still operating til this time. I haven't been there for such a long time..Love Harry Potter too

Twisted Fencepost said...

Guess where I just returned from? Okay, I'll tell you....the cinema. Yes, we took Boo to see The Lightening Thief. It was a pretty good movie.

Tipper said...

Love the header-our drive in has been closed for years.