Thursday, September 26, 2013
Style File: Drive-in Movies
It's throwback Thursday. And what's old is new again. Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback and in tonight's Style File, 7's Belkys Nerey puts the car in park for an old-school movie in Miami.
Michelle Mendoza: ""First drive-in ever. I grew up watching movies about drive-ins."
Or maybe the old-school drive-in brings you back to a simpler time.
Kevin Brady: "I'm a small town boy, that's what you did."
Many drive-ins have gone dark across the nation, but now you can get that 50s feeling at the new Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-in located in the Wynwood Art District.
Josh Frank-Owner, Blue Starlite: "Drive-ins didn't sort of phase out because people didn't want to go to them, it's because they hadn't really innovated and changed with the times. And that's what the Blue is about."
Belkys: "What's not to love about the drive-in? You come in your own car, you can load it up with friends, you're in air conditioning. You pull up to your spot, they bring you your speaker and it's movie time."
Josh Frank-Owner, Blue Starlite: "I have 20 car spaces. We keep it small and intimate so that every car that comes in, feels like it's their drive-in for the night."
Chris Cawley: "You get to sit in your own car, be comfortable, take your shoes off. Just be the ones you like."
Movies are projected from a vintage Chevy truck in a grassy lot and the drive-in is sticking to it's retro roots by showing vintage movies.
Josh Frank-Owner, Blue Starlite: "Anything from Bogart, Elvis, Marilyn, to Pulp Fiction, Ghostbusters, Back To the Future, Goonies. Movies you never thought you'd see on a big screen again."
Yoni Markhoff: "We thought it would be a great date night with the convertible. We even have the anti-mosquito thing. We are prepared."
You can either reserve a car spot or walk in and have a seat at a table in the grass.
"Josh Frank-Owner, Blue Starlite: "You can walk in and sit in our grass area for $7 to $10 dollars. Car spaces range from $25-$50 depending on how many people you have in your car."
Kirstin Frueh: "Very rustic, very old fashioned and I love it."
They sell concessions out of a flatbed truck or you can bring your own.
Michelle Mendoza: "We got chips, Gobstoppers, Twizzlers. Please don't look inside my car."
Of course there are some "rules" to obey when you're at the drive-in.
Josh Frank-Owner, Blue Starlite: "We encourage making out. But management asks that you keep your clothes on at all times."
Keep it classy, Miami.
The Blue Starlite will be open four days a week Thursday through Sunday. And you will need to reserve a car spot in advance.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In
70 NW 29th St. in Wynwood.
2 doors down from the "O Cinema."