A thunder and lightning storm moved in on the drive-in moviegoers. Rain fell periodically through the two shows but not often enough to force people to leave.
Story and photos by Bruce Thorson
July 11, 2009, Alliance, Neb: I saw the sign by the highway out of the corner of my eye: Drive-in Movie. I could not remember the last time I was at one, or even remember the last time I past one.
I had to check it out.
I drove in through the exit. The entrance gate was locked and the exit gate was open. It made sense to me.
Inside the concession stand, in a room off to the side where the movie projectors resided, there was Gerald Bullard, the owner, spooling up the next movie: A Night at the Museum.
I explained the project. And there it was again, that Nebraska friendliness and hospitality.
Gerald explained that the drive-in was built from the ground up in 1991, and he claims it is one of two drive-ins in Nebraska.
About the economy and his drive-in he said, "We are open two nights a week, Saturday and Sunday. Business is good and we could be open a third night if we wanted to do that."
Gerald Bullard, the owner, says the drive-in, which operates two nights a week, could be open for a third night despite the economy.
Gerald Bullard gets the movies ready for the next night's showing while his dog, Ruby, roams the concession stand.