29 has been a dream in the making for us. It began with an empty field and has developed into what we hope
generations to come will always remember it to be their drive in.
The word "ozoner" was first coined by Variety Magazine
in the 1950's to denote a theatre as being an "outdoor" type. Since the new project was to be located on Route
29, it seemed the drive in named itself!
The FM transmitted sound and the double screens are the newest innovation
from drive in's past. Now the theatre can show two different sets of double features, on two separate radio frequencies!
This gives our drive in a much better opportunity to play all the biggest hits of the summer!
The snack bar
is also a bit different from the old drive in style. First, It's two story. The food service and rest~rooms
are located on the ground floor while the projection booth is located upstairs. Because the snack bar services two screens,
there are walk up window's in the center of the building on each side facing it's adjoining field. Rest~rooms are at
one end, family rooms are located on the other.
In spring, 2004, we planted 94 tiny pine trees, along with 450 feet
of rosebush hedge along the driveway. Only time will tell how many trees will survive, and if the hedge will grow to
it's predicted 6 feet in height. Of course, more tree's and flowers are planned as we see what looks like it could use some
extra touches here and there. (I just wish one of us had more of a green thumb! But we try!)
so many long term plans for the new drive in! Every new season we hope to add something new and improved. Season
2005 saw the addition of a pavilion, as well as overhangs for the snack bar windows. The pavilion will host our
Sock-Hop/Elvis nites! (Those summer showers won't be able to stop "Elvis" after that!)
Thank you all
for your e-mails and interest in the new drive in! Winters seem to get longer and longer, and your letters and shared
experiences at the drive in make our day!
If you would like to continue scrolling down the page, we have posted some pics. We were most impressed
with Bill and Devin's bravery- They went up over 65 feet to take the air view shot of the field and back screen!