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July 23, 2013

Drive-in movies were very popular

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As the drive-in craze began to die out in many of the smaller towns and cities, my family was getting older and were not as sure they liked going to the drive-in and being at times awfully hot, miserable and even wet just to watch a movie. As my children and myself and my wife grew older our desire to be miserable to do something diminished greatly. The drive-in at Connersville, south of Milroy, in Fountaintown and even the big one in Shelbyville all closed down. Sure it was fun and we enjoyed going for a time, but we grew tired of this stuff and did not care much when the movies closed.

As in all things, desires change and old ways go by the wayside and the drive-in did just that. Other newer things started to get our attention as well as our family and we forgot about drive-in movies and many other aspects of my youth. Television came along and that pretty well was the final nail in the drive-in coffin. But we, for a time, did have fun as, I am sure, we will again do the same with some new bright idea.

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