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Bizarre Movie Theaters from All Over the World

There's a world of variety in movie theaters beyond your mall cineplex. Flavorwire shows us open air theaters, solar-powered theaters, theaters that float on water, and even a drive-in on the roof!

The disappearance of the drive-in is largely a matter of space and location; us city folk who’d like to frequent them often live in places where there’s just not room for them. And that’s the genius of the Electric Dusk in Los Angeles: their monthly (“sometimes bimonthly” their website charmingly hedges) drive-in screenings are held on the roof of an LA parking garage. If there’s a better nighttime use for garages, we can’t think of it — and there’s some karmic justice to it as well, considering how many wonderful old theaters were demolished to make way for parking garages.

Maybe you'll travel to one of these theaters someday -or maybe one of them is near where you live! Link -via mental_floss


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I grew up in Herrin, Illinois, within 10 minutes drive of TWO drive-in theaters: the Riviera Drive-in in Herrin, and the Egyptian Drive-in in Energy, just a couple of miles from Herrin. The Egyptian was just closed 10 years ago. There are entries for both theaters on cinematreasures.org.
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