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Poll: Favorite Drive-in Theater or Outdoor Movie Scene

June 6th is National Drive-In Movie Day and marks the official birthday of the drive-in movie theater. The popularity of the drive-in movie theater peaked back in 1958 with 4,063 drive-ins spread across the United States. About 400 traditional drive-in theaters remain operating worldwide with 348 of those located within the United States. The unique outdoor experience has allowed that number to hold steady over the past decade. Drive-ins might even be poised for a slight rebound. However, the future of outdoor cinema may lie elsewhere. Entrepreneurs are looking to update the outdoor cinematic experience by using historic landmarks, rooftop locations, air-supported domes and beds to create a fresh spin on the outdoor movie experience and make 'movie night' a special event again.

Which of these movie scenes set against the backdrop of a drive-in movie theater or outdoor movie screening is your favorite?

Discuss the topic here.

Make Your Choice

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    Lindsay Lohan and Justin Long in Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)

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    Shirley MacLaine and Hector Elizondo in Valentine's Day (2010)

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    Alexandra Paul in Christine (1983)

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    Jennifer L. Hamilton in Twister (1996)

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    Michiel Huisman and Blake Lively in The Age of Adaline (2015)

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    Charlize Theron and Tobey Maguire in The Cider House Rules (1999)

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    James Mason, Shelley Winters, and Sue Lyon in Lolita (1962)

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    The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

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    Red Dawn (1984)

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    D.C. in That Darn Cat! (1965)

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    Brendan McCreary, Kaili Thorne, and Corey Jones in Chillerama (2011)

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    Val Kilmer in Heat (1995)

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    About Time (2013)

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    John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in Grease (1978)

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    Cars (2006)

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    Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

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    Paul Reubens in Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

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    Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams in Brokeback Mountain (2005)

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    James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, and Margaret Wycherly in White Heat (1949)

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    Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, and Michael C. Hall in Cold in July (2014)

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    Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

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    Ned Manning and Natalie McCurry in Dead End Drive-In (1986)

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    Kirsten Dunst and Simon Pegg in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

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    Joel Coen and Bruce Davison in Spies Like Us (1985)

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    Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey in The Wedding Planner (2001)

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    Tim O'Kelly in Targets (1968)

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    Anton Yelchin and Alexandra Daddario in Burying the Ex (2014)

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    Russell Crowe and Hugo Weaving in Proof (1991)

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    Daryl Hannah, Peter Gallagher, and Valérie Quennessen in Summer Lovers (1982)

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    Billy Crudup and Jack Black in Jesus' Son (1999)

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    John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

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    Janus Blythe in Drive In Massacre (1976)

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    Diane Lane, C. Thomas Howell, and Michelle Meyrink in The Outsiders (1983)

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    Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future Part III (1990)

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    Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Abby Ryder Fortson in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

    *faux drive-in, movie credits scene

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