Sunday, June 14, 2009

In line at the Oxford Drive-in

Last night we went to the drive-in for the first time this year. We LOVE the drive-in and we were very pleased to see a good sized line-up when we arrived last night. A long line means it will be a good business night for Al McKay and his crew who have contributed to the 55 year success story of the Oxford Drive-in.

Of course I always have my camera with me so I take the occasional photo while we're waiting .
We usually go on Saturday nights so that we can listen to Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap show on CBC Radio while we're waiting in line and then waiting for the sun to go down and the show to start. Last night the theme for Vinyl Tap was songs with food in the titles (i.e. Cherry Pie, Green Onion). Needless to say we had french fries from the concession stand.
By the time the box office opened the line was stretching well behind us into the evening.
The cars and truck kept coming long after the first movie (Night at the Museum: The Battle of the Smithsonian) started. The lot ended up being jam packed. It was a great night under the stars.


  1. Oh my goodness, I didn't think that drive-in movie theatres still existed, but I am happy to hear that they do! And jealous that there is not one near me! I used to love going to the drive-in!

    Your pictures are fantastic! I really love the fence one - I obsess on fences almost as much as I obesess on trees!

    I also listen to CBC radio - the only channel I listen to!

  2. Wow, another one of those really, REALLY American things that I've only heard of in books/films! :)

  3. Rachel, they're a really North American thing but, sadly, a dying thing. We are very lucky to have this drive-in only about 12 minutes drive from our house.