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16Ba Th ichignsaiyWeekend Magazine -Thursday, October 2, 1997

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DRIVE-INS
Continued from Page 3B
ture, the seclusion of your own car
and no one else's kids talking in
your ear, what's to question?
And no one seemed to, with lines
of cars stretching down Ford Road to
enter the toll-booth-style entrance,
where the money only exchanges
hands after a head count. Soon after,
Chevys, Pintos and old hatchbacks
were lined up in front of the nine

screens, choosing to either tune into
91.9 FM for stereo-surround sound
- the latest in drive-in sound tech-
nology - or to pull the metal speak-
er box off the yellow posts and into
the nearest window.
Still others climbed out of their
rusty station wagons and reclined
in lawn chairs, taking in the action
while enjoying the early autumn air,
The kids were free to run down the
lane to the bathroom or the conces-
sion stand for hamburgers, nachos,

The Ford-Wyoming drivein's marquee glows in the darkness.

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"I can organize my references
with EndNote and have a
chance to win a laptop?"

shrimp rolls, or 130 oz. popcorn
buckets (only $4.40!) to share with
the whole gang.
Still, not everyone is really in it
for the savings or the family feel.
As his girlfriend walked by to check
that he was only talking to a reporter
and not volunteering his phone num-
ber, Detroit native Harry Little said he
thought most of the people on drive-in
dates had ulterior motives for heading
to Dearborn's cozy car confines.
"Ninety percent of the people
don't come to watch the movie,"
said Little, 23. "Especially if you
came in a truck, like I did."
"You're right by the movie screen,
but you don't watch it at all," he said,
hiding a grin before heading back off
into the enveloping darkness,
towards the screen's glow.
Drive-ionfacts:
The Ford-Wyoming
Drive-in is located at
10400 Ford Road,
Dearborn. Open dusk till
dawn, year- round. Last
showing at 4 a.m. Tickets
are $6.25 per adult, chil-
dren under 12 are free.
On Wednesday and
Thursday bargain nights,
tickets are $3.25 per
adult, and children are
still free.
* Directions: follow 1-94
East to Exit 210A
(Michigan-Wyoming), just
past the Big Tire. At the
ramp, take the Wyoming
exit; pass Michigan-94
and make a left onto Ford
Road. When you see
bright lights and a bill-
board, you're there ETA:
40 minutes.
This week's movies
include "Soul Food," "The
Edge," "Anaconda " "The
Peace-maker," iow To
Be A Player," "Men in
Black," "Breakdown"
"Texas Chainsaw
Massacre: The Next
Generation," "Money
Talks," "Spawn,"
"Wishmaster," "Baps,"
"Nothing to Lose,
"Copland," "The Game,"
"Hoodlum, "Mimic" and
"Air Force, One."
*For show Information,
call (313) 846-6910.

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