Live Poll: Favorite Drive-in Theater or Outdoor Movie Scene

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Which of these movie scenes set against the backdrop of a drive-in movie theater or outdoor movie screening is your favorite?

See the partial list of memorable drive-in-theater and outdoor cinematic scenes here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042102276/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/a7i78F9njjE/
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June 6th is National Drive-In Movie Day and marks the official birthday of the drive-in movie theater. While, the popularity of the drive-in movie theater peaked in 1958 with 4,063 drive-ins spread across the United States. Only about 400 traditional drive-in movie theaters are currently operating worldwide with 338 of those located within the United States. However, the future of outdoor cinema may lie elsewhere. Entrepreneurs are looking to update the outdoor cinematic experience by using historic landmarks, air-supported domes, and beds to create a fresh spin on the outdoor movie experience and make 'movie night' a special event again.

I am looking to add more outdoor cinema scenes, substitute some more high profile or more memorable drive-in scenes and include some foreign outdoor cinema scenes options. I know there are more options than are listed and don't want to overlook any worthy choices. ANY NOTABLE OMISSIONS OR QUESTIONABLE INCLUSIONS? I AM STILL ADDING/DELETING ANSWER OPTIONS, SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME.
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2 of 32 is my choice
Titles: Christine
People: Alexandra Paul


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I like that scene and movie too. It would likely make my top three scenes. I would be curious how they update it if  Christine (1983) ever gets a remake.
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Lots of CGI. The original had none.
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No, I meant I think it wouldn't be set in a drive-in movie theater, if the movie is remade and set today. But, I agree CGI would be a big part of the car's transformations in a remake. It seems like Steven King films are coming back in vogue with The Dark Tower (2017), It (2017) and Pet Sematary (2019), all released in the past three years.
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Easy to write in a Drive-In. It would make a great scene too. There are very few left, and some of them show old movies and are an all day event. Classic Cars show up. Whoever plays Christine's owner goes to the show/drive-in event. Christine gets jealous that her owner ogled other cars while there and takes revenge later on those cars. 
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Nice idea. :D
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I like that scene too, very comical. I can't seem to find a decent shot of D.C. trying to catch the surfer on the  drive-in screen.
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Finally!
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Thanks, I ran across at least dozen full-length horror movies set at a drive-in movie theater. The drive-in set horror seems to be a niche or sub-genre in itself. I likely will dedicate to 2-3 answer slots to the group, especially since the entire film is set at drive-in rather than a single scene. The only drawback of the category, on a whole, is that they tend to be not as well-seen and the lack decent still images. Drive-In Massacre (1976) seems to be a decent poster child for the drive-in horror movie category. I like Dead End Drive-In and Chillerama for the role too.
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you certainly have done your homework urbane...

i commend you for this brilliant list...

and if i could just add one more...this is the one came to mind when i read your question...

'the lords of flatbush'...(1974)...the sunrise drive-in...
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Thanks, It required a bit of digging, there were fewer scenes than I thought there would be. Plus, quality images were tough to come by as most were from older movies. Still, I get the feeling the list is incomplete.

Thanks, The Lords of Flatbush.(1974) is a great suggestion and find with leads Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler. I found an appropriate drive-in publicity still to pair with it for the poll. ADDED


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FYC
Submitting two images.
They may not be accepted.

Will let you know.
Image result for back to the future drive inRelated image
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Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future Part III 1990Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future Part III 1990Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future Part III 1990
Thanks, I appreciate it. I already had a couple choices for Back to the Future III. It is a bit of a balancing act choosing between drive-in set shots and viewable character shots.
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So far I have more than a few favorites due to thier creative use as a plot point. But my vote for the best crafted scene and most under-rated drive-in theater scene is from The Age of Adaline starring Michiel Huisman, Blake Lively.


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June 6th is National Drive-In Movie Day SUGGESTIONS???
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A drive-in is a location in Orson Welles' The Other Side of the Wind.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069049/...
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Thanks, good one.
I added The Other Side of the Wind (2018) to the poll suggestion's answer list. It is interesting that the most recent movie with a drive-in scene was shot in the 1970's.

Scene: "Having realized at the party that Otterlake is not going to financially support Hannaford's new film, the two have a mournful last exchange in the drive-in theater, realizing that their friendship is at an end. Intrusive journalist Juliette Riche has asked Hannaford the most explicit questions of all about his sexuality. At this moment, Hannaford violently assaults Riche in anger, while a drunken Billy Boyle mounts an impassioned defense of the director."
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Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron The Cider House Rules
Added.

Thanks, I would have been kicking myself for missing it, John Irving is my favorite author.

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Yeah, he's quite a writer and pens great stories. 
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I liked that he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for adapting his own novel for this movie. I wouldn't have given the Best Supporting Actor award to Michael Caine though for this film, i was rooting for Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense.
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LAST CHANCE FOR SUGGESTIONS of scenes  set against the backdrop of a drive-in movie theater or outdoor movie screening, in advance of National Drive-In Movie Day, June 6th.
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Urb,

FYI: You may find this interesting. However, it probably doesn't qualify for your poll. Besides, you already have 35 choices in your poll.

Radiator Springs Drive-In Theatre
https://pixar.fandom.com/wiki/Radiator_Springs_Drive-In_Theatre

The Radiator Springs Drive-In Theatre is a drive-in movie theatre that appears in Cars, its post-credits scene, and Cars 2.

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  1. "Finding Nemo...and Woody, Buzz, Mr. Incredible, Lightning McQueen & more" Young, John Entertainment Weekly, June 17, 2011
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Cars - "Drive-In Movie Theatre / Funny Credits Scene" (HD 1080p)



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Cars (2006) made the initial list, but I stumbled upon a website that was a great resource. I doubled the amount of viable options to well over 35. Cars (2006) ended up one of the supplemental and honorable options listed in the thread. I have based on your feedback moved it back into the answer pool and bumped Worlds Apart aka Enas allos kosmos instead. It also is important to me to represent some older movies, outdoor non-drive movie scenes, as well as, drive-in horror genre with a couple options each too. I still feel like I am missing some notable options, but these are the movies that were on the cusp of making or not making the answer pool.

Last Four IN Answer Options

Peter Gallagher, Daryl Hannah, Valérie Quennessen Summer Lovers

Hugo Weaving, Russell Crowe Proof

Sam Shepard, Don Johnson, Michael C. Hall Cold in July

Cars
 
Last Four OUT Answer Options

Susan Blakely, Perry King The Lords of Flatbush

Jason Presson, River Phoenix, Ethan Hawke Explorers

Worlds Apart aka Enas allos kosmos 

Stuck on You
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Answer option visual representation for Car's credit scene set @ Radiator Springs Drive-in

Cars

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Cars

Drive-In Theater -Movie/TV Tropes
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