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7 Reasons A Drive-In Movie Is Still The Cutest Date Idea Ever

It's not 1950, but it's still a good time.

Drive-in theaters seem like a relic of bygone days filled with malt shakes, letterman jackets and "going steady" but, if you can track one down, these outdoor screens still make for a killer date night. Don't believe us? Here's seven reasons you should hop in the car, pick up your sweetheart and head to the show.

  1. The novelty.

    Part of the fun of going to a drive-in theater is just the fact that you're going to a drive-in theater! How cool is that?

  2. Public place, private space.

    It's a real date because you leave the house. But when you're in your car in your own little world, it's (almost) as intimate as being on the couch.

  3. Customized temperature control.

    Tired of always being freezing in the movie theater? Get out and sit on your hood for some fresh air or, if it's too hot, climb inside and crank the A.C. No more shivering in uncomfortable seats.

  4. Talking during the movie.

    This one depends on who you're with, but if your date is game, you can talk all you want in your car. Laugh until you snort with abandon.

  5. Double features!

    Not into the movie you're watching? Spin around and check out a whole new flick on the screen behind you.

  6. Snacks on snacks.

    We've all seen the little cartoon hotdogs of yore telling us to head to the concession stand. Sure, they're adorable, but you can fill your whole trunk with hotdogs from home if you want! No more sneaking Swedish fish in your bag.

  7. It's sweet and unexpected.

    You'll win brownie points for your creativity and it beats the "what do you want to do?" "I dunno, what do you want to do?" game any day.