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The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs

He says this is the last. Who knows. It's just going to awesome to see him hosting again.


Remembering Drive-in culture makes me sad. As Gen Xer I experienced it as a kid in the 70s, and it was the previous generation (late Boomers) who probably experienced its last hurrah as Blockbuster 80s movies redefined the theater going experience and marketing focus of the film industry.

Bloom's celebration of this era kinda falls on deaf ears with today's youth-oriented audience so it's no surprise that your link didn't work.


Well I'm just now seeing your reply 8 months later. I'm not certain if you last sentence was a dig, but I just clicked on the link in question and the video is still there two years later. So I have no clue what you're talking about, because the link isn't dead.

In regards to being from Generation X, I'm a member myself. Drive-In Theaters have been in decline since the late 60s for numerous reasons such as including maintenance issues, distribution, real estate value vs. economic sustainability, etc. The heyday of the drive-in was the late 50s/early 60s. Most of the people who attend the 400+ drive-ins running aren't really even doing it for nostalgia, as they are way past the age of the last generation who attended them. It's mainly kids films or PG-13 dreck. I grew up with drive-in 15 minutes away that stayed open until 2013, when the digital purge happened. It was just a giant novelty at best and the dude that ran it for the last decade it was opened refused to do promotional events like the Midway in Dixon, IL. So Blockbuster was only a part of why they declined.