Thursday, August 03, 2006

Bright Leaf Drive-In

Bright Leaf Drive In
Back to the Mayberry* vacation slide show! The next neat place we found in Mount Airy was this still functioning Drive-In Movie Theater called The Bright Leaf. It was closed the night we were in town and I was sad to have missed out on the "best hotdogs around"!

Bright Leaf Drive In
I thought this was a fairly cool sign.

Bright Leaf Drive In
They still use hang-on-your-window metal speakers. neat!

Bright Leaf Drive In
I really love Drive-In movie theatres. I recommend a vehicle with a bench seat for better viewing pleasure, which brings to mind one of my favorite Cake songs:


Stickshifts & Safetybelts

Stickshifts and safetybelts,
Bucket seats have all got to go.
When we're driving in the car,
It makes my baby seem so far.
I need you here with me,
Not way over in a bucket seat.
I need you to be here with me,
Not way over in a bucket seat.

But when we're driving in my malibu,
It's easy to get right next to you.
I say, "baby, scoot over, please."
And then she's right there next to me.
I need you here with me,
Not way over in a bucket seat.
I need you to be here with me,
Not way over in a bucket seat.

Well a lot of good cars are japanese.
But when we're driving far,
I need my baby,
I need my baby next to me.

Well, stickshifts and safetybelts,
Bucket seats have all got to go.
When we're driving in the car,
It makes my baby seem so far.
I need you here with me,
Not way over in a bucket seat.
I need you to be here with me,
Not way over in a bucket seat.
*****
*I know, I know.. I promised some andy adventures, they're coming, don't get your "Judy, judy, judy" all in a tissy! It's just that there are quite a few un-andy, but very cool things in town I wanted to share as well.

9 comments:

Tammy said...

Do you know the nights that it is open? We are going to be heading into Mt. Airy the day before Mayberry Days begin. I haven't been to a drive in theater since I was a kid. It would be so much fun.

deb said...

Fabulous photos! (I adore the drive-ins too!) :)

kay susan said...

Reminds me of the guy who said "Do you want to get in the back?" and SHE said "no, I'd rather stay in the front with you"!

Mother of 4 said...

I'm with you on the Drive-In nostalgia! If you are ever in the Columbia, SC area there is a drive-in in the Monetta area called the Big Mo that shows double features of new movies. My kids really enjoy going there even when it is 90 degrees at 9pm!!!!

Here's the link! www.thebigmo.com

Feisty Red said...

I just love drive-ins! There's one nearby here that plays double features. Though my absolute favorite movie theater is a small privately owned where they sell home made cookies and have a small cafe attached that sells the world's best strawberry shortcake. All movies shown there are either indy or artsy flicks. Occasionally there is a major movie shown 3 months after it left the other theaters.

Such good pics by the way, you have a great eye. :)

julia said...

Oh, drive-ins. I wish there was one closer to us.

And that *is* a cool sign! I love all these pics!

Anonymous said...

Those are awesome black and whites! And Stickshifts and safety belts is one of my most favorite songs.
Can't wait to see more pics!
Christina

amanda button said...

Drive-in theatres are the coolest! We have on about 45 minutes from here (the Big Mo!) and i LOVE to go! Alas, DH is not a fan, so out trips are infreqent. Seeing a horror movie at the drive in is the best fun a girl could ever have! :)

my house is cuter than yours said...

~tammy~

the Bright Leaf is open tuesday-sunday. here is a link to their site: http://www.thebrightleaf.com/

Hope it works out you get to go and try out the hotdogs for me!