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nDepth piece on drive-in theaters draws reader interest on NewsOK

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On Sunday, we released another installment of our nDepth – Stories of the Ages series.

It was written by Taylor Eldridge, one of The Oklahoman’s interns this summer, and he told the story like a veteran. He took readers back to their memories of hanging out at one of the many drive-in theaters in the state.

If you were old enough to drive, you were at a drive-in on Friday or Saturday night. Its popularity was shared with all classes; families went to spend quality time together, teenagers used it as a hang-out spot and couples transformed it into a “passion pit.”

He also showed us what it’s like to be the person responsible for making a profit in of the of the few drive-in-theaters trying to pave a path to the future.

On a Wednesday night last fall, Barbara Egbert can remember a total of two cars pulling in to the Chief Drive-In in Chickasha. Nights like this force her to wonder more than once why she continues down this path that seemingly has an inevitable ending.

Taylor tells a complete story, and then he shares feedback from NewsOK readers and their memories of drive-in theaters.

I can’t remember what we saw, but it was magic being there.

And below all of that is a chance for you to share your thoughts through Facebook comments — which, in this case, is a great way for you to share your thoughts with the world and with your Facebook friends.

 

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Alan Herzberger

Alan Herzberger is the Vice President of Audience Development at The Oklahoman Media Company. He focuses on digital strategies for The Oklahoman and for NewsOK.com. He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports department.... Read more ›

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