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At the beginning of TheNewTwenties, drive-ins saw a return to popularity for an unexpected reason: as the COVID-19 pandemic made its way around the world, people realized that drive-ins were a good way to see movies in public while still maintaining social distancing. As Rick Cohen, owner of the Transit Drive-In Theatre in Lockport, [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState New York]], told ''[[https://variety.com/2020/film/features/drive-in-movie-theaters-coronavirus-safety-measures-1234612749/ Variety]]'': “Drive-ins aren’t having a resurgence. Drive-ins have been doing well. It’s a resurgence of the media remembering that drive-ins still exist.”

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At the beginning of TheNewTwenties, drive-ins saw a return to popularity for an unexpected reason: as the COVID-19 pandemic UsefulNotes/CoronavirusDisease2019Pandemic made its way around the world, people realized that drive-ins were a good way to see movies in public while still maintaining social physical distancing. As Rick Cohen, owner of the Transit Drive-In Theatre in Lockport, [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState New York]], told ''[[https://variety.com/2020/film/features/drive-in-movie-theaters-coronavirus-safety-measures-1234612749/ Variety]]'': “Drive-ins aren’t having a resurgence. Drive-ins have been doing well. It’s a resurgence of the media remembering that drive-ins still exist.”


At the beginning of TheNewTwenties, drive-ins saw a return to popularity for an unexpected reason: as the COVID-19 pandemic made its way across the world, people realized that drive-ins were a good way to see movies while still maintaining social distancing. As Rick Cohen, owner of the Transit Drive-In Theatre in Lockport, [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState New York]], told ''[[https://variety.com/2020/film/features/drive-in-movie-theaters-coronavirus-safety-measures-1234612749/ Variety]]'': “Drive-ins aren’t having a resurgence. Drive-ins have been doing well. It’s a resurgence of the media remembering that drive-ins still exist.”

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At the beginning of TheNewTwenties, drive-ins saw a return to popularity for an unexpected reason: as the COVID-19 pandemic made its way across around the world, people realized that drive-ins were a good way to see movies in public while still maintaining social distancing. As Rick Cohen, owner of the Transit Drive-In Theatre in Lockport, [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState New York]], told ''[[https://variety.com/2020/film/features/drive-in-movie-theaters-coronavirus-safety-measures-1234612749/ Variety]]'': “Drive-ins aren’t having a resurgence. Drive-ins have been doing well. It’s a resurgence of the media remembering that drive-ins still exist.”

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** The spinoff game ''[=SimCopter=]'' features the ''[=SimCity 2000=]'' counterpart with a bunch of short, tiny, pixelated movies playing (referencing other EA-published games), and as a bonus the player could even insert their own custom clips provided with the right tools.


* ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'' ends with Scott, Hope, and Cassie apparently at a drive-in, until a wide shot reveals they're shrunk down and sitting in one of Hank's Micro Machines watching ''Film/{{Them}}'' on Scott's phone.

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* ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'' ends with Scott, Hope, and Cassie apparently at a drive-in, until a wide shot reveals they're shrunk down and sitting in one of Hank's Micro Machines VideoGame/MicroMachines watching ''Film/{{Them}}'' on Scott's phone.


* ''Film/TheSugarlandExpress'': The fugitive couple watch a ''Road Runner'' cartoon on the drive-in screen across from their motel room.
* Creator/StanleyKubrick's ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' has Humbert sitting between Lolita and Mrs. Haze at a drive-in showing the Hammer Film ''Film/TheCurseOfFrankenstein''. At a shocking moment hands grab other hands, with awkward consequences.

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* ''Film/TheSugarlandExpress'': The fugitive couple watch a ''Road Runner'' ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner'' cartoon on the drive-in screen across from their motel room.
* Creator/StanleyKubrick's ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' has Humbert sitting between Lolita and Mrs. Haze at a drive-in showing the Hammer Film ''Film/TheCurseOfFrankenstein''. At a [[ShockingMoments shocking moment moment]] hands grab other hands, with awkward consequences.


At the beginning of TheNewTwenties, drive-ins saw a return to popularity for an unexpected reason; as the COVID-19 pandemic made its way across the world, people realized that drive-ins were a good way to see movies while still maintaining social distancing. As Rick Cohen, owner of the Transit Drive-In Theatre in Lockport, [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState New York]], told ''[[https://variety.com/2020/film/features/drive-in-movie-theaters-coronavirus-safety-measures-1234612749/ Variety]]'': “Drive-ins aren’t having a resurgence. Drive-ins have been doing well. It’s a resurgence of the media remembering that drive-ins still exist.”

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At the beginning of TheNewTwenties, drive-ins saw a return to popularity for an unexpected reason; reason: as the COVID-19 pandemic made its way across the world, people realized that drive-ins were a good way to see movies while still maintaining social distancing. As Rick Cohen, owner of the Transit Drive-In Theatre in Lockport, [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState New York]], told ''[[https://variety.com/2020/film/features/drive-in-movie-theaters-coronavirus-safety-measures-1234612749/ Variety]]'': “Drive-ins aren’t having a resurgence. Drive-ins have been doing well. It’s a resurgence of the media remembering that drive-ins still exist.”


At the beginning of TheNewTwenties, drive-ins saw a return to popularity for an unexpected reason; as the COVID-19 pandemic made its way across the world, people realized that drive-ins were a good way to see movies while still maintaining social distancing. As Rick Cohen, owner of the Tansit Drive-In Theatre in Lockport, [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState New York]], told ''[[https://variety.com/2020/film/features/drive-in-movie-theaters-coronavirus-safety-measures-1234612749/ Variety]]'': “Drive-ins aren’t having a resurgence. Drive-ins have been doing well. It’s a resurgence of the media remembering that drive-ins still exist.”

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At the beginning of TheNewTwenties, drive-ins saw a return to popularity for an unexpected reason; as the COVID-19 pandemic made its way across the world, people realized that drive-ins were a good way to see movies while still maintaining social distancing. As Rick Cohen, owner of the Tansit Transit Drive-In Theatre in Lockport, [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState New York]], told ''[[https://variety.com/2020/film/features/drive-in-movie-theaters-coronavirus-safety-measures-1234612749/ Variety]]'': “Drive-ins aren’t having a resurgence. Drive-ins have been doing well. It’s a resurgence of the media remembering that drive-ins still exist.”

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At the beginning of TheNewTwenties, drive-ins saw a return to popularity for an unexpected reason; as the COVID-19 pandemic made its way across the world, people realized that drive-ins were a good way to see movies while still maintaining social distancing. As Rick Cohen, owner of the Tansit Drive-In Theatre in Lockport, [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState New York]], told ''[[https://variety.com/2020/film/features/drive-in-movie-theaters-coronavirus-safety-measures-1234612749/ Variety]]'': “Drive-ins aren’t having a resurgence. Drive-ins have been doing well. It’s a resurgence of the media remembering that drive-ins still exist.”


* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has Roger gaining some old 80's movies and a pack of cars mistakenly sent to the Smith house. Steve, in another attempt to get a girl, has Roger play the movies on the side of the neighboring house while Steve, his friends, and the current girl of his attention and her friends watch from the cars as a makeshift drive in.
* Was the focus of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'' when Riley starts working there but finds the manager too strict and has him replaced with a film director [[spoiler:who promptly gets the place closed down due to horrible management.]]

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has Roger gaining some old 80's movies and a pack of cars mistakenly sent to the Smith house. Steve, in another attempt to get a girl, has Roger play the movies on the side of the neighboring house while Steve, his friends, and the current girl of his attention and her friends watch from the cars as a makeshift drive in.
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* Was the focus of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'' when Riley starts working there but finds the manager too strict and has him replaced with a film director [[spoiler:who promptly gets the place closed down due to horrible management.]]management]].



* At the beginning of the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode, "Popcorn Pandemonium", Rocko and Heffer treat Mr. Bighead's big-screen TV like a drive-in, as there isn't a drive-in theater in O-Town. After Heffer and Mr. Bighead inadvertently destroy the TV with a channel-changing war (the former wants to watch a sci-fi movie, while the latter is trying to watch a football game), Rocko and Heffer go to the Googa Plex cinema, getting the main plot underway. At the end of the episode, a disaster with Filburt's glasses and the [[OutOfControlPopcorn popcorn storage room]] results in the theater being destroyed, making its remains look like a drive-in.

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* At the beginning of the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode, episode "Popcorn Pandemonium", Rocko and Heffer treat Mr. Bighead's big-screen TV like a drive-in, as there isn't a drive-in theater in O-Town. After Heffer and Mr. Bighead inadvertently destroy the TV with a channel-changing war (the former wants to watch a sci-fi movie, while the latter is trying to watch a football game), Rocko and Heffer go to the Googa Plex cinema, getting the main plot underway. At the end of the episode, a disaster with Filburt's glasses and the [[OutOfControlPopcorn popcorn storage room]] results in the theater being destroyed, making its remains look like a drive-in.

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* At the beginning of the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode, "Popcorn Pandemonium", Rocko and Heffer treat Mr. Bighead's big-screen TV like a drive-in, as there isn't a drive-in theater in O-Town. After Heffer and Mr. Bighead inadvertently destroy the TV with a channel-changing war (the former wants to watch a sci-fi movie, while the latter is trying to watch a football game), Rocko and Heffer go to the Googa Plex cinema, getting the main plot underway. At the end of the episode, a disaster with Filburt's glasses and the [[OutOfControlPopcorn popcorn storage room]] results in the theater being destroyed, making its remains look like a drive-in.

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* A Creator/CheechAndChong skit, Pedro and Man at the Drive In, has the titular characters sneak a couple of their friends into a drive in theater. Hilarious antics ensue when Man accidentally breaks the key in the trunk's lock and has to go find a crowbar to get them out. And totally forgets.


* One of the scenes in ''Film/AirBuddies'' has the puppies go to a drive-in theatre and interrupt the showing of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''. A biker gang is there watching the movie, and when the puppies pass by them... they ''literally'' PetTheDog.

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* One of the scenes in ''Film/AirBuddies'' has the puppies go to a drive-in theatre and interrupt the showing of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''.''WesternAnimation/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''. A biker gang is there watching the movie, and when the puppies pass by them... they ''literally'' PetTheDog.


* On an episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', Cliff, Norm, Frasier and Woody go to a ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' marathon at a drive-in.

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* On an episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', Cliff, Norm, Frasier and Woody go to a ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' marathon at a drive-in.drive-in - it was the drive-in's closing-down event.

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* The video for Music/LanaDelRey's cover of "Doin' Time" takes place in a drive-in showing a movie about a GiantWoman, played by Del Rey. When a woman in the drive in is cheated on, the giantess steps out of the screen to exact revenge.


* George Carlin, as DJ Weird Willy West does a plug for the Make-out Drive-In Theater ("No lines, no waiting, there's no movie either, kids!") and the feature running there, "Sex Bed Teen Bikini Virgin Surf Beach Ball Bash."

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* George Carlin, Creator/GeorgeCarlin, as DJ Weird Willy West West, does a plug for the Make-out Drive-In Theater ("No lines, no waiting, there's no movie either, kids!") and the feature running there, "Sex ''Sex Bed Teen Bikini Virgin Surf Beach Ball Bash."Bash''.

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