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At the Drive-In (2017)

Unable to purchase a $50,000 digital projector, a group of film fanatics in rural Pennsylvania fight to keep a dying drive-in theater alive by screening only vintage 35mm film prints and working entirely for free.

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Alexander Monelli
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Jeff Mattox Jeff Mattox ... Self
Virgil Cardamone Virgil Cardamone ... Self
Matt McClanahan Matt McClanahan ... Self
Corey Pace Corey Pace ... Self
Jessica Pell Jessica Pell ... Self
Mark Nelson Mark Nelson ... Self
Robert Humanick Robert Humanick ... Self
James T. Mills James T. Mills ... Self
Patrick Chordas Patrick Chordas ... Self
Ashley Healy Ashley Healy ... Self
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Unable to purchase a $50,000 digital projector, a group of film fanatics in rural Pennsylvania fight to keep a dying drive-in theater alive by screening only vintage 35mm film prints and working entirely for free.

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The only 100% 35mm Drive-in left in the country. See more »

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Love Drive-Ins, Didn't Love This
15 May 2020 | by jhill804See all my reviews

I remember going to the drive-in when I was young, usually to watch low-budget horror movies and whatnot. It was a fun place to hang with friends and be moderately mischievous. I'd hoped to get a sense of nostalgia from this doc, but it just felt so artificial to me. I don't know if it says more about the people running this theater or if it's just a sign of the times in general. Regardless, it fell flat. To me, it didn't feel like a bunch of people who loved drive-ins, it felt like a bunch of people who wanted to hold onto their love of doing something within the realm of cinema, and this was as close as they could get. Except for Jeff who just seemed like a guy who did it for a long time and didn't know what else to do. There were some poignant moments, but they were few and far between. Ultimately, it had little of the charm of other docs featuring passionate "losers" like American Movie or even The King of Kong. I'm sure there's a good doc to be made about drive-ins, but this isn't it.


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20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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