In all of Canada there are only 52 drive-in theatres left, down from 250. In the United States there are 336, where there once were 4,000. There are quite a few drive-ins scattered around the Greater Toronto Area. For a different kind of movie experience – watching the sun go down and seeing a first-run feature on a giant screen – altogether a different kind of experience. Today there are drive-ins in Toronto, Hamilton, Barrie, Newmarket, London, Guelph’s Mustang, Oakville, and Port Hope.In the not-so-distant past the city itself had 10 of them, but with urban sprawl, increasing land values, and $80,000 to install one digital projector, most have found the operating costs crippling. “I can’t make a drive-in look sexy at two in the afternoon. But when the sun goes down, and the kids are on the swings, and you can smell the popcorn and the neon comes alive, it really is quite special.” – BRIAN ALLEN, president of Premier Operating Drive-Ins

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