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Selected posts from our FB page

Created on: 08/12/09 04:38 PM Views: 2714 Replies: 2
Selected posts from our FB page
Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2009 11:38 AM

 

Joe High wrote on FB on July 19, 2009 at 10:33am
Top Flicks 1974

Blazing Saddles
Towering Inferno
Trial of Billy Jack
Young Frankenstein
Earthquake
Longest Yard 1974
Godfather: Part II
Airport 1975
Grizzly Adams
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Chinatown
 
Robert Price wrote on FB on July 19, 2009 at 5:24pm
The weekends and the summer nights at the North Twin Drive-in. Many good (but fuzzy) memories there.
 
Terra Cole Howard wrote on July 19, 2009 at 6:40pm
I'm with Robert. Movies in Riverside are fuzzy for me too............LOL
What about:

Jonathon Livingston Seagull (I'm probably the only person who saw that...)
Little Big Horn (wasn't that with Dustin Hoffman?)
Romeo and Juliet
 
Nancy Ullery Franklin (Central Coast, CA) wrote on July 19, 2009 at 7:11pm
I remember going to the North Twin and also the Riverside next to Red X. I don't remember watching too many movies tho.
 
Robin Rae Morgan (Kansas City, MO) wrote on July 19, 2009 at 8:14pm
I had a 1965 Chevrolet Bel-AIr 4 door tank, and I could fit 5 guys in the trunk. I pulled in, just me and my cooler in the back seat at the North TWIN and the Riverside Drive-ins on several occasions. I often wondered if they saw me leave with a carload of people? Remember back then we got 3 movies on each side? I too am fuzzy on most of the details of the movies. But to this day my most favorite movies are (in no particular order)-Blazing Saddles, The Blues Brothers, Kelly's Heroes, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, AND everything that Johnny Depp is in.
 
Good one (ed.)
 
Joe High wrote on July 20, 2009 at 12:47pm
So, which 5 guys did you have in the trunk? LOL
 
Anna Toberman (Chicago, IL) wrote on July 20, 2009 at 4:28pm
Favorite obscure 70s movie seen at the Riverside Drive-in: Vanishing Point

For some reason, my most vivid high school cinema memories are of movies that scared the x*&# out of me:

Jaws
The Exorcist
Joe High wrote on July 20, 2009 at 5:49pm
Top 10 FROM 1973

01) American Graffiti
02) The Sting
03) Serpico
04) High Plains Drifter
05) Mean Streets
06) Enter the Dragon
07) Paper Moon
08) The Exorcist
09) Robin Hood
10) Tom Sawyer
 
Terra Cole Howard wroteon July 20, 2009 at 9:13pm
How could I forget 'The Exorcist"...........just plain scary, even if you'd read the book before seeing the movie. My date and I saw it at midnight and he was too freaked to go home after that. We just sat at Denny's in NKC and drank coffee.
 
Brad Meyer wrote
I sat in the front row for The Exorcist and freaked out too. Had nightmares for days.
 
Curtis Robertson wrote on July 22, 2009 at 7:33pm
I remember seeing the Exorcist down at the Plaza Theatre, scared the hell out of me...At the time, hadn't seen anything that scary. I always liked the scary movies that mess with your mind, more than just the gore factor that we have today...Omen comes to mind also...good scary stuff...
Liked Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, can't go wrong with the "Newman & Redford combo, they were good in " The Sting" too...

Liked Paul Newman in " Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean" also...Saw that at the "Famous" North Twin Drive Inn, one of the few I actually watched at the Drive Inn...hehe
Another good movie I liked from this era was " Magic" with a very young Anthony Hopkins and Ann Margrett (always had a crush on her too..)

This is the one with the mannequin doll, remember it? very scary too...
Another movie I remember is called "The Reincarnation of Peter Proud" a good movie of a man recalling a past life, I've looked for it, but can't find it in any of the rentals...Great surprise ending....

On the comedy side, Loved Peter Sellers..."A Shot in the Dark" followed by the Pink Panther series, but the best ones are the earlier ones...

Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein..Mel Brooks movies-very funny
 
Donna Thomas George (Kansas City, MO) replied to Curtis's post on July 23, 2009 at 11:01pm
Oh the Exorcist scared the holy crap out of me. Everytime I got a pimple, I thought I was becoming possessed. Remember in the movie how her face started breaking out first?? I didn't get good sleep for a week. Now I watch it and I think, 'What the ????? was so scary about it?'
 
RE: Selected posts from our FB page
Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2009 11:41 PM

Ohhh gosh -- good thing there is a statute of limitations ---- I hate to think of the money we jipped the Twin out of by taking my 69 Ford truck in with everyone under the blankets and sleeping bags in the back...

Those were some fun times though!!!!!

 
RE: Selected posts from our FB page
Posted Thursday, September 17, 2009 05:15 AM

Randy, I forgot about how popular the Twin Drive In was back in the day.  It seems like anytime I went there, I ran into lots of Trojans there.  Alan