Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Flamingo Drive-In Theater

Today's subject? My back yard at the Casablanca!

Now most people have a grill, maybe a clothes line, but me? No way! I present My tribute to Summer in the 1950's... The Flamingo Drive-In (The worlds SMALLEST Drive In Movie Theater)


When I say its the smallest, I'm not kidding! The pride of the neighborhood, the screen stands 6 ft tall and about 5.5 wide. We really do project movies onto the screen and you might notice the lack of cars, that's because at the Flamingo everyone sits in vintage lawn chairs (I collect them). Each year my friends and I try to add one new thing to the drive-in this year we added the Speaker post with real drive-in movie speakers! Next year in 2010 were hoping to add an 8ft cowboy made out of wood and tube lights... The Flamingo has appeared in "Readymade magazine","Boys Life magazine", and on several other blogs here on the Internet.
Its a great place to hang out during the summer, SO if your ever in Texas drop on by for dinner and a show!



Susie O said...

I saw Pam's post about your drive-in on Retro Renovation a while back, and I am so jealous. My boyfriend and I have dreams of building our own, too...maybe this Spring. Goodluck on the cowboy. That would really set it off!

Mid Century Madam said...

Mick, I saw your drive-in somewhere, I can't even remember where but I thought it was so cool. The history of your house is amazing. Welcome to the blogging world. Hope you don't mind, I'd like to post on my blog about your outdoor theater. I want one.

Mick said...

Mid Century Madam, go for it! Id love to see the dirve-in on your blog!


Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

great idea-I love it! we actually have a real drive in where I live, it's the best. They still play the original, flickering film messages in the beginning and have many original fixtures..

Vintage Christine said...

Hi Mick! I'm one of the lucky ones who got to pile in the station wagon with my mom and sisters and go see things like "Lil Abner" and "Circus Boy" when they were first-runs at the drive-in. Back when you would wear your pj's and hit the snack bar during intermission. And of course there was no such thing as getting the sound through your radio--it was all about those big clunky speakers! I'll be following along as you have fun with your cabin.