The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom

The Born Loser

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  1. sixcues

    sixcues said, almost 3 years ago

    That’s nothing, tell your kids about the time when TV’s didn’t have Remotes! and you actually had to get up and walk to the TV and turn the knob to change channels! and watch their jaws drop in disbelief!!

  2. sixcues

    sixcues said, almost 3 years ago

    We actually still have a Drive-In Theater, a 4 screen complex just outside of town.

  3. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I didn’t go to an indoor movie theatre until I was eight years old. Until then I thought there were only drive-ins.

  4. Harry Grapjas

    Harry Grapjas said, almost 3 years ago

    @sixcues
    Turn the knob to change channels? Wow, you had a modern TV. Ours only had one channel.

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 3 years ago

    There are two drive-ins within 5 miles of each other near Allentown, PA (the city made famous by the Billy Joel song). Shankweiler’s in Orefield, PA is the oldest drive-in in America, built in 1934 (it may be the second one ever built). Nearby is Becky’s Drive-In in Berlinsville, PA.

  6. Andy White

    Andy White said, almost 3 years ago

    It was just like going to a regular movie: In our messy car, the floorboards were sticky.

  7. le-roy

    le-roy said, almost 3 years ago

    @sixcues

    There used to be knobs on TVs?

  8. royb0462

    royb0462 said, almost 3 years ago

    There is still one in Wichita Kansas.

  9. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, almost 3 years ago

    There are only 350 left, many of them doomed by the expense of converting to digital.

  10. Logan Sackett

    Logan Sackett GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Now they watch DVDs in the back seat while mom and dad drive across town.
    Kind of a clever song on the topic of “The Good Old Days:”When I was Your Age.

  11. bubujin_2

    bubujin_2 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @MeGoNow

    I was just reading about this earlier today. Hard to believe there was once a high of 4,000 drive-in theaters. Of course, many closed long before the digital era. But many of the 300+ remaining are mom-and-pop operations that can’t afford the cost of the switch to digital projectors.

  12. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, almost 3 years ago

    it’s a drive thru door

  13. CFinFL

    CFinFL said, almost 3 years ago

    @BRO6164—-AshburnStadium did state “it may be the SECOND one ever built”. He might mean that it is now the oldest still in operation?

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 3 years ago

    One drive-in theater in Indiana is taking donations to convert to digital. It looks like they will succeed in doing it.

  15. David B

    David B said, almost 3 years ago

    Remember Cheech & Chong sneaking buddies into the drive-in in their trunk? The guys in the trunk didn’t survive.
    We used to do that when it wasn’t $5 a carload. Got caught a couple of times.

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