Archive for Drive-In Saturday Night Double Feature

Drive-In Saturday Night Double Feature: “The Wild One” starring Marlon Brando & Lee Marvin + Second Exciting Feature & Selected Short Subjects

The Wild One with Marlon Brando was the first biker movie and what first brought the biker gangs like California’s Hell’s Angels to American folklore. The Wild One was based on a biker “riot” that took place in the small town of Hollister California on July 4, 1948. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw

As Wikipedia explains:

“The Hollister riot was an event that occurred at the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA)-sanctioned Gypsy Tour motorcycle rally in Hollister, California from July 3 to 6, 1947.

Many more motorcyclists than expected flooded the small town to watch the annual rallies as well as to socialize and drink. A few of the motorcyclists got out of control and caused a commotion in the town, although at the end of the event, the damage was considered minor.

The incident, known afterwards as the Hollister riot, was sensationalized by the press with reports of bikers “taking over the town” and “pandemonium” in Hollister.[4] The strongest dramatization of the event was a staged photo of a drunken man sitting on a motorcycle surrounded by beer bottles. It was published in Life magazine and it brought national attention and negative opinion to the event. The Hollister riot helped to give rise to the outlaw biker image. . . . Read Complete Report


The Wild One 1953 Full Movie

YouTube ~ Mark Wingerd

Published on Jan 26, 2017

Vintage Drive-in Intermission films

YouTube ~ der00

Published on Jul 18, 2007

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Drive-In Saturday Night Double Feature: “Suddenly” starring Frank Sinatra + Second Explosive Feature & Selected Short Subjects

Welcome to a new category here on THEI.  Every Saturday we will be presenting a tribute to the number 1 entertainment media in America “back in the day” – The Drive-In Theater. In the late 1940’s and throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s the growing popularity of the family car led to a new American pastime, watching movies from your car. So, on every Saturday, especially in the summer, we would grab a dollar out of the cookie jar (a buck a carload) and head out to the outskirts of almost any American town or city and enjoy the movies.

Unfortunately with the popularity of Television beginning in the 1960’s and the greater profits from the land that the drive-ins were built on being so good from the tract homes being built for the growing number of young baby boomers families it became unprofitable to own a Drive-In Theater. The Drive-In Theater was history and the sprawling suburbs swallowed them up.

With the passing of the Drive-In Movie we also lost the venue for the mostly Grade-B movies that was their staple. (be they good, bad or indifferent) 

THEI is proud to bring some of those lost and forgotten films and Selected Short subjects back in this series of postings.  I hope you enjoy this ongoing tribute. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw


Frank Sinatra in SUDDENLY (1954) Rare WIDESCREEN version FULL MOVIE

YouTube ~

Published on Jan 9, 2011

Variety clock Drive-in theater Intermission

YouTube ~ driveinfilm Published on Jun 16, 2017

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