Ever been to the drive-in movies? Yeah, I know that a lot of them don't really exist anymore, but did you go back in the day? We used to go all the time when I was a kid.

I saw a "Planet of the Apes" movie at the drive-in. No, not the Andy Serkis, James Franco, Tim Burton versions...no, no, no. I'm talking about the way back in the day "Planet of the Apes" movies with Roddy McDowell. In fact it was "Escape from the Planet of the Apes". Went with my family to that one.

I also saw "Jaws" at the drive in movies with my family. Understand that this is when these movies first came out. It wasn't some retro thing. This is how a lot of us watched movies a long time ago when we were young. We'd load up the car, take pop and snacks, maybe buy some food at the drive-in and hang out and watch a movie. You'd drive in, park next to a pole that had a speaker on it, hang that speaker on you car window, listen and watch and enjoy.

By the way, the last movie I saw at the drive-in when I was a kid was "The Cannonball Run II" with Lansing-born Burt Reynolds in the mid-80's. Burt was the man.

So as you know through the years, drive-in movies have gone the way of the dinosaur. They've disappeared, with a few exceptions. Like the one that has always appeared on my Facebook page because my friends have had such a good time there, the Capri Drive-In Theater in Coldwater. Understand by the way that the friends I mention made the drive there. They live here, not down the street from the Capri. So it's pretty special.

Anyway, the Capri has been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but according to the Battle Creek Enquirer (shout out to our friends in Battle Creek!) they are now going to reopen.

Find out what is going on here from the BC Enquirer.

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