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Drive-in movies await resurrection in Elk Valley

Who killed the drive-in theatre?

“What are you doing,” her parents asked, their voices full of confused horror. Raising her eyes in disdain she shot her parents an exasperated look.

“Watching a drive-in movie,” she explained, before returning her gaze to the glowing laptop screen that she and her friends had perched on the outdoor patio railing.

Yes, this has become the harsh reality for my generation. Surrounded by such luxuries as the iPhone and the Blackberry we are told that we are “darn lucky” to have what we have.

However, for anyone who has ever stumbled upon one of MTV’s retro movie reruns, there is something missing from our lives.

“What could it be?” you ask. Nothing other than the drive-in theatre. This glamorous form of outdoor entertainment seems to have disappeared off the face off the earth. No one is quite sure why; the mystery is one that remains unsolved. But if one thing is for certain the first person to open one will surely be greeted by a herd of enthusiastic green N-clad cars.

D. Thibault

Kamloops

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