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320 - March 19, 2006 12:08 pm

Name:

Joyce Thames

Location:

Sand Springs, OK (outside of Tulsa, OK)

Comments:

As I read the other comments people had made, I found I was not the first to have discovered your existence in the Author's Notes to "Popcorn and Kisses" by Kasey Michaels. The book came to me from my sister who had found it in a used book store. We still have a drive-in theater in Tulsa (the Admiral Twin Drive-In), but I haven't taken the opportunity to go lately. The book has motivated me to go as soon as possible. The pictures of your place look neat and, if I am ever up that direction, I think I will look you up. Best wishes in your continuing business!

 

321 - March 17, 2006 12:52 pm

Name:

Robert McAfee

Location:

Winchester, VA

Comments:

Although I may never get the chance to visit your theater I was intrigued by your website. Oldest in America? WOW. What a piece of American history. Have you ever thought of petitioning for "National Historical Site" listing?

 

322 - February 2, 2006 9:57 pm

Name:

BigRu(Rudy)Baumann

Location:

Manitowoc Wisconsin

Comments:

Greetings<i also saw the great article in Autoweek.we had a great drive in in Oak Creek that went bye a couple of years ago.I used to live in RI and there was another cool drive-in on HWY 146 that we spent many Sat. nights at.Thanks again

 

323 - January 21, 2006 5:08 pm

Name:

Ed Dornig

Location:

Orange, Ma.

Comments:

I just read about your Drive-In in Autoweek. (Jan.23,2006) My family pass thru the Lehigh Valley a couple of times a year. Now that I know about you we're stopping by next season on our way thru. We have a drive-in (Northfield, Ma.) near us and support it as much as we can. They're great! A second drive-in (Gardner, Ma.) in our area, sadly, turned into a housing development. Keep up the good fight. Hang on as long as you can. Once you're gone we all lose another great piece of the past.

Best wishes,

Ed Dornig

 

324 - January 17, 2006 10:42 pm

Name:

Barb - Gregory Jbara's webmaster - homepage link goes to his site :)

Location:

Comments:

Followed a link off of the American Widescreen Museum site. Great seb site you have, very informative. Makes me wish I lived near your drive-in. The fact that you use real butter on your popcorn is very impressive! Maybe some day I'll get a chance to visit and enjoy some great popcorn and entertainment.

 

325 - December 31, 2005 11:10 am

Name:

Barb Rees

Location:

Powell River, BC,Can.

Comments:

You're going to get a chuckle out of how I found you when we live way up here on the west coast of BC. I read a novel "Popcorn and Kisses" by Kasey Michaels and your drive-in was used as the idea for her story. I grew up with drive-in's in Calgary,Alberta so this story and your history really intrigued me. I am so happy to see a bit of our heritage preserved in your theatre. Keep up the great work and who knows one day when we make our cross America trip, we may just show up to meet you in person.

Happy New Year from the west coast of Canada!
Barb and Dave Rees

 

326 - November 6, 2005 3:38 pm

Name:

William Miller

Location:

Atlanta, GA

Comments:

After living in the Lehigh Valley for 16 years, I enjoyed many evenings with my wife and son watching the movies. It was a pleasure to be able to watch first run movies in an enjoyable setting. I miss those days very much. Saturday evening in the summer meant dinner at Valley Pizza and then a 1 minute drive to Shankweiler's. We always arrived early to get our favorite spot right next to the barrier fence in front of the projection room windows. The security guard (who probably wasn't really needed anyway, since it was always a pleasent experience) knew us by our vehicle and always said hello. Hope to come back in the future and watch another movie. Don't ever close. Thanks for the memories.

 

327 - October 16, 2005 7:52 pm

Name:

Keith

Location:

Fleetwood

Comments:

Sorry I didn't get to make it up there this season, Please don't close that drive in, I and my family love it.

 

328 - October 8, 2005 7:38 pm

Name:

Chris

Location:

Comments:

I am so excited to find a drive in theater close by. My kids have no idea how fun and memorable they are. Come spring of 2006 they will.

Thank you so much for trying to keep the good old days alive.

 

329 - September 30, 2005 8:05 pm

Name:

Douglas

Location:

Royersford, PA

Comments:

Enjoyed the experience, thanks. But Shankweilers seems to only play "family" films. Certainly, cornering the children's market is key to turning the honest dollar, but I argue that by turning the place into a children's entertainment center, you are changing the dynamics of what the drive-in experience once was. It becomes a parody. Likely, I will return regardless, but would it be financial suicide to play an R-rated flick every once in a while?

Reply: First of all, you mention a "Family" oriented establishment and then mention a "Children's" establishment. You were right the first time. Shankweiler's is and will always be aimed at "Family" Entertainment that is "Children" friendly. We will occasionally show (PG-13) rated films that we feel are commercially and/or family acceptable.
As far as taking any risks towards other films, perhaps that is one of the reasons that there are ONLY 400 Drive-In Theatres left in the United States when once there were over 4000. I have been in this business for over 37 years and I have seen the demise of 12 other Drive-Ins in the Lehigh Valley area.

 

330 - September 6, 2005 11:31 pm

Name:

carolkonyk

Location:

orefield

Comments:

we are moving to orefield the end of september and cant wait for the next season,so we can go to the movies.

 

331 - September 5, 2005 3:33 pm

Name:

Dianna S.

Location:

Gilbertsville, PA

Comments:

We just discovered this gem of a place! What a fabulous time our family had. We are only sorry that we didn't learn of it at the beginning of the summer. We are already making plans with our family friends to come up next summer! We can't wait!

 

332 - September 1, 2005 5:55 am

Name:

Linda

Location:

Warminster

Comments:

We are so excited to find out that there is a drive-in within driving distance. We usually take our young children to the one in Danville, Pa when we are up there for a visit to Knoebels. They are so excited to find out that we are actually going to one not too far from where they live. It should be real treat for them.

 

333 - August 28, 2005 5:39 pm

Name:

Kaitlin

Location:

Comments:

I really love this drive-in! The only problem is that they don't allow small, well-trained dogs. I still go to some movies there, but it makes me disappointed that my favorite companion can not come.

Reply: Owners Note: We do not permit any animals since all the owners of good, well trained animals, appear to take advantage of our generosity. I do not know where animal owners think it is their given right to bring their beloved animals to our establishment just for us to have to clean up after them.

 

334 - August 27, 2005 3:06 pm

Name:

Louise Upshaw

Location:

Hillsborough, NJ

Comments:

We just happened to be driving through from visiting some boyhood memories of my husband's in McAdoo, Pa. Imagine our surprise when we saw the drive-in still was thriving. Although it is the end of the season we will definitely watch your website and come back next spring!!

 

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