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The clouds were thick and heavy when I went outside to go for a walk, but I chose to go ahead. The rainy, dreary day matched my mood, and misery loves company, right? I considered staying close to the house, just in case those clouds dumped out all the rain they were holding inside, like the…
We're in the last month of summer, but we're back for another trip through the Observer-Reporter archive to see what movies were playing at local drive-ins this past weekend in decades past.
In this week's Drive-In Time Machine blog, O-R digital media editor takes a look at two drive-in cult classics that curiously didn't open at drive-ins near Washington County: William Castle's "13 Frightened Girls" and Charles B. Pierce's cryptozoological faux-documentary "The Legend of Boggy Creek." Plus, a look at a film from Pittsburgh's most famous filmmaker.
In this week's trip back in time to look at classic drive-in lineups in the tri-state area, we remember the classic Halloween movie "Hocus Pocus," Pauly Shore's "Son in Law," Peter Bogdanovich's classic con-artist comedy "Paper Moon" and a '60s horror film that claimed to be able to hypnotize the audience.
In this week's Drive-In Time Machine blog, O-R digital media editor Justin Channell salutes drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs' latest - and final - trip to television, plus a look at on past local drive-in lineups including Brigette Bardot's star-making role in "And God Created Woman," a star-studded bee movie and an Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece.
This week's edition takes a look back at vintage drive-in ads for films from Jerry Lewis, Elvis and the film where Sam Elliott battled killer frogs. Plus, a double feature of titles from the infamous drive-in studio Crown International Pictures.
Burt Reynolds was dominating drive-in screens in both 1973 and 1983, but his star power couldn't stop the '80s cult horror film "The Deadly Spawn" from gracing local drive-in screens. Plus, we look at "The Graduate" and a film that may or may not have featured special effects from Pittsburgh native Tom Savini.
We recently passed the 60th anniversary of the opening of the second screen at Mt. Lebanon Drive-In. Despite its name, the drive-in was actually located in Canonsburg at the spot currently occupied by Northway's Golf Oasis.
Take a trip back in time to see what movies were playing in the area this weekend in the past! This week, we look at the film that started the "outlaw biker" film craze, remember when "Trading Spaces" outgrew the Route 19 Drive-In, check out a softball comedy from the creators of "The Toxic Avenger" and much more!
In the middle of the night, I heard the low rumble grow into a deafening blast that shook the whole house. Seconds later, the wind whipped into the windows, demanding to gain entrance. A wall of rain edged closer, like a 1000-man infantry marching into town. As the storm blew through, I pull…
In this week's Drive-In Time Machine blog, we're taking a momentary detour from the drive-in to look at the Pittsburgh Cinerama roadshow premiere of Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi epic "2001: A Space Odyssey." But we also stick to our outdoor guns to find that the infamous '50s flop "Raintree County" and an X-rated movie produced by Oliver Stone were all playing at area drive-ins in the past.
We're sure you've heard the stories of local drive-ins playing dirty movies. This week, we take a look at some of the X-rated films playing in the area 45 years ago, including the first X-rated animated movie, "Fritz the Cat." Plus, a look at "Wild in the Streets" and "God's Little Acre."
This weekend marks the 45th anniversary of a ghastly horror triple feature at the Route 19 Drive-In. But it turns out the films playing weren't quite what they seem and the marketing campaign has unexpected ties with the holiday family classic "A Christmas Story." Plus, we look back at "Beetlejuice," "Jason and the Argonauts" and more!