Pat Shingleton: "The Movie Ends, The Screen Topples"
Our drive-in theatre was Spotlight 88, located on Route 88 between New Brighton and Ellwood City, PA. Today, any remaining theaters transmit the movie-audio via a pre-set radio frequency. Back then, it was a speaker attached to a post that was lifted and hung on the window. As noted Thursday, we arrived at the "Drive-In" in light rain and by the middle of the movie a severe thunderstorm erupted. We watched and listened with wipers swishing and static audio. Suddenly, Tarzan swung through the jungle and off the screen! The movie was over, the strong storm toppled the huge screen! Dad peeled out of the lot, homeward bound. The next morning, my brother Denis, discovered the audio speaker still attached to the window of the station wagon.
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