Friday, August 14, 2015

Super Monster Movie Fest 2015

Super Monster Movie Fest

August 28-30 2015

at the

Skyline Drive-In

3986 E. Michigan Rd.
Shelbyville, IN
(317) 398-6150

Attention fellow Ozoners and monster lovers, you have a mere two weeks to prepare for the 2015 Super Monster Movie Fest at the Skyline Drive-In in Shelbyville IN. This is the fourth year for the fest and the good folks at the Skyline keep improving this event. The Super Monster Movie Fest has grown to three days (Dusk till dawn shows on Friday and Saturday night) of classic monster movies, free on site camping, live music, a burlesque show and horror host extraordinaire Sammy Terry hosting on Friday night. 

Here's the schedule.

Friday, August 28, 20115


Mighty Joe Young (1949)
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
Island of Lost Souls (1932)
Tarantula (1955)
Horror Express (1972)

Hosted by Sammy Terry

Saturday, August 29, 2015


King Kong (1933)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas (1957)
The War of Gargantuas (1966)
Teenage Monster (1957)

Bands to play before the sun goes down

Bizarre Noir
Thee Tsunamis
Werewolf With A Shotgun

The Rocket Doll Revue will be performing a burlesque show after King Kong.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Curse of the Werewolf (1949)
Island of Lost Souls (1932)
The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas (1957)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Georgetown Drive-In - Georgetown IN

The Georgetown Drive-In 

8200 State Road 64 
Georgetown IN 
(812) 951-2616 

Location: Approximately Twenty minutes from Downtown Louisville.

About: Opened in 1951 as a single screen. Today the Georgetown is a twin screen theater, open seven days a week during summer vacation. Open weekends only when school is in session. Their season runs from April till the end of September.

Experience: The Georgetown Drive-In is the only operating Ozoner left in the Kentuckiana area. An area that was once home to sixteen theaters within a twenty mile radius. The Georgetown offers both FM transmitted audio as well as the classic junction box speakers. Gravel lanes with tiered grass rows for parking line the hillside which makes for a great viewing experience. Both screens have swings and slides for the kids to play on before the show starts. Screen one also offers basketball goals. The current owners are celebrating their family's fiftieth year of operation and the pride they take in their theater shows in how well the grounds are maintained.

Aside from offering the latest and greatest (maybe not so great in some cases) films for your viewing pleasure, the Georgetown offers a few special events every season. They host an annual Cruise In and often will play a vintage film with a car heavy theme. They also try to bring celebrity guests out at least once a year. (This years special guests were Tom Wopat and John Schneider from the Dukes of Hazard tv show.) They host an annual "Georgetown Goes to the Dogs" event to help raise money for local animal shelters. This is the only night of the season pets are welcome at the Georgetown. They also close out their season with a horror themed weekend often offering one or two "classic" horror films along with a modern spooker or two. For the Halloween shows at the end of the season concessions will be decked out for the event along with random ghouls roaming the aisles to add to your fright.

Concessions: The Georgetown's concession stand is the original cinder block structure from 1951 and inside you will find a variety of intermission staples along with some modern day favorites. Prices are are more than fair and the portions tend to be generous. On my most recent visit they were offering what was once a Southern Indiana Staple, the Ranch burger (think Big Mac, before there were Big Mac's) to celebrate it being their annual Cruise In. So I jumped at the chance to stroll down memory lane by having one and was not disappointed.

Along with the concession stand, they offer pizzas, slushies, funnel cakes and deep fried Oreos and Twinkies at the pizza tent. On special evening they also set up a tent for freshly grilled rib-eye sandwiches and chili.
So, if you ever decide to visit the Georgetown be sure and come hungry. There is an arcade located in the main concession building offer video games and pinball from all eras.

The Georgetown is a great family ran Ozoner that strives to provide a great experience for your family. I highly recommend you pay them a visit when you get a chance. But please keep in mind they are serving a large area of patrons and if its a Friday or Saturday night they will most likely sell out. So get there early and enjoy an full evening under the stars with the great people at the Georgetown Drive-In.

Fast Facts:
Number of screens: Two
Movies Shown: Double Features (Triple Features on occasion)
Admission: Per person
Price (2015): Adults thirteen and over $10, children 6-10 $6.00, children five and under are free
Projection: Digital, with occasional features shown on film
Sound: FM transmitter and junction box speakers 
Pets: Only for special events, otherwise prohibited
Outside food fee: No extra fee to bring in your own food or drink (but you really should plan on eating at this one)

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Macon Drive-in - Lafayette, TN

The Macon Drive-in 
3570 Scottsville Rd 
Lafayette, TN 37083 

LOCATION: The Macon drive-in is located in Lafayette, TN, about 1hr and 20 minutes North-East of Nashville.

ABOUT: It is a single-screen theater established in 1950. Screens double-features Fri, Sat, and Sunday, and a single feature Monday, and Tuesday.

EXPERIENCE: The Macon Drive-in is one of the oldest operational drive-ins in Tennessee. Established in 1950, the original snack bar is still standing. The poles are still in place from the speaker days, but as with most modern drive-ins, the sound is now delivered via FM radio. The atmosphere at the Macon is very safe and family friendly. Definitely has that small-town feel, and is a family-run business; in fact, the owner's house is located on the property, and their back yard faces the screen. Pets are allowed at the theater.

The food at the Macon Drive-in is good and very affordable. We tried the chicken sandwich and the tenderloin sandwich, both of which were great. The upside to smaller theaters is shorter lines, and we were able to walk right up to the bar and order quickly, which was nice. The owner even brewed a pot of coffee just for me later in the evening, when I asked if they had any, so bonus points there!

The theater has gravel roads and grassy areas for parking. The grass areas are also the traditional humped shape, allowing the cars to angle toward the screen, which is another plus. They are well-kept, in good condition, not muddy. The only drawback for us was the bugs were bad that night, so be sure to bring bug repellent.

Overall the Macon is a great little family friendly theater. The food is good, and it's a theater that feels rich with history.

Fast Facts:
Number of screens - 1
Movies shown - Double-features weekends - single-features weekdays.
Admission - Per person
Price - (2015) Adults $6.00, Kids 6-9 $3.00, under 6 free.
Projector - Digital
Sound - FM Stereo
Pets - Yes

Original 35mm projector, now retired

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Stardust Drive-in - Watertown, TN


Stardust Drive-In
310 Purple Tiger Dr,
Watertown, TN 37184

LOCATION: The Stardust drive-in is located in Watertown, TN, about 30-45 minutes East of Nashville down I-40.

ABOUT: It is a 2-screen theater, established in 2003. It is open from the first weekend in March through the end of November. Starting Memorial day it is open 7 days a week.

EXPERIENCE: Being so far outside the major city limits means the sky is nice and dark. The Stardust has some of the brightest screens of any drive-ins I've visited. There are two screens, and they show double-features on both screens, making the price of admission very reasonable. If you bring in your own food the theater asks that you pay a $6 food and beverage fee. The theater is pet friendly, but pets are not allowed within food/bathroom areas. they show vintage drive-in intermission trailers between the movies, which is a nice touch.

The food at the Stardust is definitely a highlight. You can get all the usual drive-in foods there; hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, etc. but they also have such specialty items as Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches, Rueben Sandwiches, Barbecue Sandwiches and more. I've had the Rueben, Hamburger, and Chicken sandwiches there, and all of them were good. The only drawback is that lines are long for food, and a bit on the slow side, especially if it's a busy night, so get your snacks early before the show starts. There is a second smaller food stand for standard items that moves a bit quicker.

The theater has gravel roads and grass areas for parking.  Note that if it's rained lately there are some muddy spots, so watch your step if you have to visit the restroom or snack bar.

Overall the Stardust is very clean and family friendly. The food is excellent, and it's a safe, family-friendly environment.

Fast Facts:
Number of screens - 2
Movies shown - Double-features
Admission - Per person
Price - (2015) Adults $7.50, Kids 6-11 $5.00, under 6 free.
           Outside foods permitted with $6.00 food and beverage fee.
Projector - Digital
Sound - FM Stereo
Pets - Yes