On the way to Memphis, TN
A few weeks ago Jay Farrell and I decided to take a trip to Memphis Tennessee to hunt and photograph ababndoned buildings. Almost imnmediately we had to detour from the interstate to a rural country highway due to a wreck. Our detour took us through Dickson, TN which is where we came across a trully sad sight, an abandoned Driv- In Movie Theatre. These theatres were special to me, I remeber living in Wyoming and going to the Drive In at least 0nce a month from early spring til early fall.
Parking we took some time to shoot the entry and then we meandered off towards the concessions/projector building. I found a door that had been left open so I walked on in and began to expore. There wasn’t much to see though, the place had been picked clean.
Outside there were rows of poles that once held the drive-in’s speaker (these would be hung inside the car via the driver’s door window), and in the distance stood the big screen itself.
Walking back to the car I could only hope someone at some point might re-open this spot. Drive-In’s were so much fun to go to, it’d be nice to see today’s kids enjoy them too.