Back to the Drive-in (2022) Movie Review


Back to the Drive-In – Movie Review

Director: April Wright

Plot: When the pandemic hit, everyone went back to the drive-in, but behind the scenes it’s been a struggle for the resilient owners determined to keep their unique drive-ins alive.

Runtime: 1 Hour 45 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict on Back to the Drive-In

Back to the Drive-In is a documentary following different managers of different drive-ins. They have their own unique style to help present the best experience for their audiences. After they had a post-Covid boom, they look to face other problems in the business. The new release schedule makes showing the new movies even harder.

This is an important part of what cinema once was and still could be. It shows us how the heart and soul of the American culture of Drive-In movie theatres. This gets to address the biggest problems the owners have faced and how they have looked to overcome them.

The movie takes us through the different drive-ins and we get to meet the different characters that operate them. They get to show how much they have put into making this happen and how much they believe in what they are doing.

Over here in the UK, we don’t get many Drive-Ins, so I have never experienced one. It does make it hard for me to understand the magic of the screenings. This movie makes me want to see what the experience is all about.

Final Thoughts Back to the Drive-In is a very interesting documentary.

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